American Eagle at DFW to go all Jet

Regional Jets Replace TurboProps in AA DFW Markets

American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is eliminating all ATR turboprop aircraft operating from the American Airlines mega-hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport.  A total of fourteen markets between Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma, along with flights inside Texas, will have all-jet service beginning January 31st.

The regional affiliate, American Eagle, will operate a combination of Embraer built ERJ-135, ERJ-140, and ERJ-145 jet aircraft, seating 37, 44, and 50 seats depending on the jet and layout.

“We are pleased to once again provide jet service to all Eagle destinations from our hub in Dallas/Fort Worth,” said Gary Foss, Managing Director – Network Planning for American’s regional network. “We know our customers will enjoy the comfortable, quiet ride of these Embraer jets, enhancing their overall travel experience.”

The all jet switchover will be official January 31st.

Cities served from Dallas/Fort Worth to receive all-Jet service

Destination

Daily Departures

College Station, Texas (CLL)

3

Fort Smith, Arkansas (FSM)

4

Joplin, Missouri (JLN)

2

Killeen, Texas (GRK)

9

Lawton, Oklahoma (LAW)

5

Longview, Texas (GGG)

2

Lubbock, Texas (LBB)

7

Monroe, Louisiana (MLU)

2

Shreveport, Louisiana (SHV)

7

San Angelo, Texas (SJT)

4

Waco, Texas (ACT)

4

Wichita Falls, Texas (SPS)

3

Texarkana, Texas (TXK)

3

Tyler, Texas (TYR)

4

 

The Embraer Regional Jet to be used in these markets are a bit cozy, but they’re smooth, fast, and operate with the latest avionics and equipment on-board.

Seating on the ERJ-135 (E135), ERJ-140 (E140), and ERJ-145 (E145) is typically a 1 x 2 layout with one seat on left side (they typically start with seat 1A) and two seats on the right side.  If seated in 1A or one of the first few rows until past the galley on the right, from our personal experience, the aircraft can sometimes can get a bit cold, so it’s always a good idea to keep something warm with you.

On a final note, while AMR corporation and certain US subsidiaries including American Airlines, Inc., and AMR Eagle Holding, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganization, when it comes to American and American Eagle, it’s business as usual.  AMR went into Chapter 11 with cash on hand, with no necessity for debtor in possession financing, and despite the talk of mergers, at this point, we believe it’ll exit from Chapter 11 on its own two feet.

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