Read more »

"/>

American Admits Defeat

American Airlines announced that it is discontinuing its daily flights from JFK to Long Beach and from JFK to Phoenix to reposition the aircraft to its Dallas-Fort Worth hub. Or, AA is admitting that it can’t compete with JetBlue on those routes. Either way. In any case, if you can’t compete then it’s a very smart move to pull out of the market, and while I’m sure there will be a fair amount of so-called experts saying that AA is leaving these markets with its head between its knees, remember that JetBlue also pulled out of the Atlanta-Long Beach market when Delta threw capacity at it. Leaving an unprofitable market is, in the long run, a good thing.

In only slightly related news, the Neiman Marcus catalog is offering unlimited lifetime air travel in any class on American Airlines for $3 million. (Thanks to frequent OTR contributor Sanj for the heads up.) The staff here would not mind that under the Christmas tree.

Did you enjoy this post?
Sign Up to Receive 1 Email Each Day
Join the more than 7000+ people who get 1 email each day with all the airline news, credit card ideas and general nonsense we've provided for more than 10 years.
  1. For whose lifetime: yours or American Airlines’?

  2. Well played, Rich…

Leave a Comment


NOTE - You can use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>