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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1596 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3419 times:

Hey guys I just noticed on AA.com that all LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX to AA), Japan">NRT / RJAA), Japan">AA), Japan">NRT bookings are going through JL.

I thought that AA was going to start this service on the 14th of June.

What happened? Has this been delayed again? Or has it finally been scrapped due to problems in the far east and the airline industry here?


[Edited 2003-04-15 20:00:01]

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3397 times:

My guess is it never "took off" because of the economy.

Go big or go home
User currently onlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3370 times:

Last I heard it has been postponed until Spring 2004...

Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7100 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3339 times:

GARUDAROD is correct. AA has decided to delay the flight until April 2004 due to weak demand.

User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

demand has nothing to do with this route, our neighbor in l.a. is senior c/s for aa in lax, and she said loads in the first months were pushing 60-70%. they pulled the 777 that was suppose to fly the route for govt charters overseas due to the war. govt charters right now are good money for most airlines not doing so well.

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

AA's interest in operating LAX-AA), Japan">NRT was always a bit strange to me, but the start up date of this new service was first delayed from April to June, I believe, during the weeks leading up to the war in Iraq, and was recently again postposed from the June 2003 start up date until somtime in 2004 (spring is likely). Hopefully by then, the world economies will pick up and the SARS crisis will be behind us, as well as some type of peace in the mid-east.

There are conflicting rumors as to how the bookings were on this new AA route, some say they were very, very light, others say they were OK but the mix of traffic was off, with mostly low-fare leisure traffic. (It would make sense that most of the advanced reservations were tourists, low-cost seats fill up much earlier on.) AA probably decided it simply is not the time to start up a route such as this, especially with all of the competition between LAX and Japan.

DL recently walked away from this route, after years of trying to make LAX-AA), Japan">NRT - I really cant think of why AA will have better luck than DL.

User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

American has postponed the route launch until Spring 2004. It was originally slated to begin in April 2003 and then the date was moved to June 2003. It is now postponed.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Hmmm... AA will have to change their LAX-AA), Japan">NRT billboard at LAX again!!!

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