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IADCAflyer Dec 10, 19 9:25 am

AA announces new "nerd bird" routes: AUS-BOS, AUS-SJC and "special event" city pairs
 
Double daily routes. Some of the first non-hub city pairs in a long, long time.

Newsroom - New Flights from Austin to Boston and San Jose Start this Spring - American Airlines Group, Inc.

FlyingEgghead Dec 10, 19 9:37 am


Originally Posted by IADCAflyer (Post 31825227)
Some of the first non-hub city pairs in a long, long time.

RDU-PIT?

MSPeconomist Dec 10, 19 9:39 am

Will 5G wifi be available on board the nerd birds?

Austin787 Dec 10, 19 9:42 am

AA getting in the tech bird action with AUS-SJC and AUS-BOS. AA flew AUS-SJC until 2009, not sure if they ever flew AUS-BOS.

Herb687 Dec 10, 19 9:43 am

1996 called. It wants its press release back.

I guess this is what passes for innovation at AA these days: reinstating SJC routes with a long AA history and adding a few oddball flights here and there for special events (something UA has been doing for a while).

If AA brought back comfortable MD-80s to fly AUS-SJC that might be cool (though at its high water mark I believe AUS-SJC was up to 4x daily with 3 of those flights being operated by 757s).

newyorkgeorge Dec 10, 19 9:46 am

I believe that other than RDU/LHR these might be the only Mainline non hub routes that operate on a regular basis (no seasonal or Saturdays).

IrishBoy Dec 10, 19 10:36 am

This a fantastic news for us here in the Silicon Valley. Thanks AA for restoring this service.

Dn10 Dec 10, 19 11:16 am


Originally Posted by FlyingEgghead (Post 31825280)
RDU-PIT?

Always wondered why this flight existed, but it's come in handy for me a few times

cedric Dec 10, 19 11:19 am


Originally Posted by IADCAflyer (Post 31825227)

Did anyone else giggle and think this flight could have avoided so many issues in the 2000 movie Road Trip?

Harveynics Dec 10, 19 12:07 pm

Sure which they would reinstate LAX-PSP permanently. Used to have multiply daily N/S's. Miss that.

AANYC1981 Dec 10, 19 12:24 pm


Originally Posted by Harveynics (Post 31825881)
Sure which they would reinstate LAX-PSP permanently. Used to have multiply daily N/S's. Miss that.

Agreed! Does anyone fly this route anymore?

PBIGuy Dec 10, 19 1:09 pm

Not mainline but MDT-BOS has existed as long as I can remember.

redct Dec 10, 19 1:24 pm

Competition on AUS-BOS is steadily increasing - with the AA flights, there will now be 2x AA, 2x B6, 1x WN, 1x DL each way on the weekdays.

SJOGuy Dec 10, 19 1:33 pm

The press release also contained this interesting little tidbit:


And, for a quick weekend beach escape from the capital of Texas, American will also introduce the only service from AUS to Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) on Saturday and Sunday, starting May 9.

IADCAflyer Dec 10, 19 1:42 pm

BOS is truly a bloodbath in terms of airlines battling it out. Great for BOS flyers. Funny, I remember when folks decried BOS fares and would go to MHT, PVD, and even BDL to avoid it. Now it seems BOS is drawing a lot of that traffic back.


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