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American to drop RDU-Boston flights

Posted July 27, 2010

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— American Airlines will drop its service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Boston, officials said Tuesday.

The five daily flights between RDU and Logan Airport, which are operated by commuter airline American Eagle, will end Sept. 7.

Delta Airlines and JetBlue each offer three daily nonstop flights between RDU and Boston.

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  • cmgv Jul 28, 2010

    I was a big AA fan, and this is very disappointing. I know other small carriers fly to Boston, but AA plays a vital role in connecting AA flights to Europe and Beyond. I know a lot of business passengers are on these flights, and they are always packed! I find it odd that they went from having 5-6 non-stops a day, to none. I think AA should show some loyalty to it's passengers who have relied on these flights for years. Shame on you AA!

  • pappybigtuna1 Jul 28, 2010

    if one buys a ticket to fly out of RDU to go anywhere you will pay 60% more than any other airport WHY? Cause they can get away with it, so much for consumer protection and regulation

  • LuvLivingInCary Jul 28, 2010

    i fly alot and have so for many years and I have always found american to be a higher priced airline on most of my routes. but from what i hear their load capacities are pretty high in and out of rdu so i guess they figure they can get it at least not to boston.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 28, 2010

    Why go to Boston? Its a wasteland.

  • cwood3 Jul 28, 2010

    Southwest has 6 flights each day going north and 10 coming south. Only 1 each way are without a plane change.

    Point is-there are ways to get to Boston. AA has gotten a reputation of being expensive.

  • CarolinianByChoice Jul 28, 2010

    lazerdoc, you are right on the money! Southwest offers numerous flights to Boston daily - no they are not nonstop BUT the fares are cheaper, there is no charge to check up to two bags, and their flight crews are wonderful. (No, I'm not a Southwest employee, just a very happy customer!!)

  • working for deadbeats Jul 28, 2010

    I recently took a Jetblue flight to and from Boston. It was a pleasure. You're correct, lazerdoc.

  • lazerdoc Jul 28, 2010

    If American's prices were about 200% lower they would be able to compete with the others....