The major airline industry model is broken; American Airlines is a struggling company these days.
For the second straight month, American and American Eagle have raised the issue of flight reductions. Service cuts announced by American today included several at its Lambert Airport hub, as well as at hubs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. The changes at all three hubs include fewer destinations — and, in some cases, fewer seats to destinations. While Lambert still has other airlines, including Southwest, that fly to many of these same destinations, the cost-cutting decisions by American will leave some smaller cities in Missouri and the Midwest without good choices.
While I would certainly rather see more flights and seats than fewer, I would rather have several choices than no choice at all.