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Topic: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Aa777jr
Posted 2004-04-05 23:03:44 and read 2793 times.

I know AA is codeshare with QF, but why don't they fly a 773er to SYD from LAX of SFO? They do so much business. Where else does AA fly their own planes from to the Pacific?

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Syncmaster
Posted 2004-04-05 23:26:15 and read 2759 times.

Because it's cheaper for them just to send you on QF.  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Cvervais
Posted 2004-04-05 23:56:26 and read 2720 times.

AA operates flights to the Pacific (not Hawaii) from DFW, SJC, LAX, and I think ORD.

....pause while cvervais checks aa.com.....

Yup, they fly ORD-AA), Japan">NRT.

I'll be on the SJC-AA), Japan">NRT flight next week.

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: ConcordeBoy
Posted 2004-04-05 23:58:10 and read 2716 times.

but why don't they fly a 773er to SYD from LAX of SFO?

Well for one thing, they dont have any  Big grin

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: AnsettB727
Posted 2004-04-06 00:00:16 and read 2697 times.

Syncmaster is correct, it makes no sense for AA to send a 773 down under. To be frank, I'm glad they don't! QF is much nicer, in my humble opinion! Mind you, I think the time might be coming for QF to send another service from LAX to SYD. They're always hard to get on whenever I book, and are always chock-a-block.


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Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Sydscott
Posted 2004-04-06 00:07:24 and read 2680 times.


Why would AA want to compete with its Oneworld partner??? QF and AA have been joined at the hip for years now and AA making 1 token daily flight from LAX versus QF's 3 dailies to Sydney, daily to Melbourne, 3 x a week to Brisbane and 3 x a week to Auckland isn't much of a comparison.

AA flies to the following destinations over the Pacific;

Trans-Pacific

Chicago - Tokyo (B777)

Dallas/Fort Worth - Tokyo (2xB777)

Los Angeles - Tokyo (xB777)

New York City-JFK - Tokyo (xB777)

San Jose - Tokyo (B777)

These are from IP's list posted on here a while back.

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Ssides
Posted 2004-04-06 01:25:37 and read 2604 times.

Sydscott --

I was about to correct you on the 2x daily DFW-AA), Japan">NRT flights, but then I checked my timetable and noticed that AA is offering 2 daily frequencies DFW-AA), Japan">NRT. Thanks for giving me the heads-up!

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: ScandinA340
Posted 2004-04-06 06:02:49 and read 2463 times.

With HA starting services downunder, AA has another AAdvantage partner on the SYD route. I wonder if AA will codeshare on Hawaiian flights... I wonder if QF will have a cardiac if AA and HA codeshare?

HA 21 leaves HNL at 1.30pm - shouldn't that be a viable time for connections from other US cities?

ScandinA340

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Sydscott
Posted 2004-04-06 06:09:58 and read 2442 times.


Pleased to be of service Ssides.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: A330Fan1
Posted 2004-04-06 06:11:24 and read 2431 times.

QF does the job for em, that's what an alliance is all about!  Big thumbs up

-A330Fan1

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Ken777
Posted 2004-04-06 06:13:28 and read 2417 times.

Comparing a QF 747 and AA 777 on a LAX-SYD flight depends on the class you are flying in. Cattle car? MRTC puts QF's offering to shame - no contest. Business? If QF has the new sleeper seats then they win, otherwise it's close. First - the Flagship Suite arrangements beat QF, especially if you have a window seat. The nose of a 747 is rather special, but the FS is fantastic. Cabin crew? A flip of the coin for both - sometimes you get lucky.

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: QF744
Posted 2004-04-06 08:41:26 and read 2328 times.

this really is a silly thread, considering IT WON'T HAPPEN!

Topic: RE: Why No AA To SYD?
Username: Aussie747
Posted 2004-04-06 14:22:59 and read 2238 times.

Qantas over July/ August on Fridays and Sundays will be operating 4 x 744 services a day between SYD and LAX.


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