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a reply to: BlessedLore
They weren't choking. They were doing rather well from 2006 on. In fact they're taking over American, not the other way around. Under the merger terms they kept the American name as it was more recognizable. This is the second merger they've been through, and second airline they've absorbed.
They could afford to keep flying it hoping to eventually make a profit.
originally posted by: In4ormant
Philly to Tel Aviv doesn't even sound like a flight anyone would take. How big a demand could there ever have been in the first place. Glad to see they finally decided to stem the bleeding.