CLE-JFK: Why did AA reduce frequency?

Old Dec 21, 19, 12:53 pm
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CLE-JFK: Why did AA reduce frequency?

Why did AA cut CLE-JFK. Only 2 morning departures to LGA.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer View Post
Why did AA cut CLE-JFK. Only 2 morning departures to LGA.
AA has been reducing almost everything at JFK
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Old Dec 21, 19, 4:48 pm
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Domestic routes starting or ending in JFK aren't a critical component AA's route planning vision these days.
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It must be seasonal; I see it available in April for a trip I'm considering.
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Old Dec 21, 19, 6:55 pm
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It must be seasonal; I see it available in April for a trip I'm considering.
CLE-JFK returns April 7th, then is suspended again for a few weeks in May before returning in June through end-of-schedule.
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Aircraft can be used more profitably performing some other route during the time period in question?
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I'm surprised no one yet has pointed out that it's Cleveland.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by OhDoctor View Post
I'm surprised no one yet has pointed out that it's Cleveland.

So your point is. Please clarify.

Originally Posted by KBMIFlyer View Post
AA has been reducing almost everything at JFK


So with the US Airways merger PHL replaced JFK as the Hub for Europe.
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Originally Posted by buckeyefanflyer View Post
So your point is. Please clarify.
Uh nothing Cleveland is great. Jim Tressel was a national treasure.
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Old Dec 22, 19, 8:02 am
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AA still operates a good number of year-round international flights (Europe: BCN, CDG, LHR, MXP, MAD. LA: GIG, EZE, GRU). Not to mention that almost every Oneworld partner flies to JFK.

I suppose as long as those flights can fill up from NYC-based O/D passengers and not require too many connecting passengers, JFK domestic service will suffer.
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Lost domestic connection business

JFK is my preferred gateway to Europe and I have had to now resort to taking JetBlue to get to JFK. Clearly, this is lost revenue for AA, due to their decision to drastically reduce domestic service.
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Originally Posted by xliioper View Post
CLE-JFK returns April 7th, then is suspended again for a few weeks in May before returning in June through end-of-schedule.
Well, so much for the April flights. Looks like those have been cut now.

https://www.airliners.net/forum/view...?f=3&t=1437353

AA CLE-JFK APR 1.6>0[1.1]
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Old Dec 22, 19, 9:37 am
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JFK is my preferred gateway to Europe and I have had to now resort to taking JetBlue to get to JFK. Clearly, this is lost revenue for AA, due to their decision to drastically reduce domestic service.
Yes, it is.

But, have you considered that AA has hundreds of millions of datapoints and has determined that the aircraft and crew performing what would have been "your" flight, are now performing some other flight and presumably more profitably than "yours"?

It isn't as though the option is to either perform "your" flight or park the aircraft and lay off the crew.
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Originally Posted by Gregory Maguire View Post
JFK is my preferred gateway to Europe and I have had to now resort to taking JetBlue to get to JFK. Clearly, this is lost revenue for AA, due to their decision to drastically reduce domestic service.
why not fly the BA Pittsburgh to London nonstop instead of connecting at JFK?
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Yes, it is.

But, have you considered that AA has hundreds of millions of datapoints and has determined that the aircraft and crew performing what would have been "your" flight, are now performing some other flight and presumably more profitably than "yours"?

It isn't as though the option is to either perform "your" flight or park the aircraft and lay off the crew.
Yes, as someone who used to airline service business development for an airport, I do understand that. Also, as someone who has a daughter who works for an airline, I certainly desire full employment. Lol.

That said. I also know that with those millions of data points, it is often incumbent to point out opportunities to airlines, which is what I used to do.

In the end, my staring point, BTV, has a very high ratio of travel frequency in its encatchment area. Yes, I am but one pax, but I still think there is missed opportunity.
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