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AA To Start Same Plane MIA-NRT Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33083 posts, RR: 71
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5558 times:

Not huge news, but, for the first time, American Airlines will offer daily service between Miami and Tokyo, Japan with no change of plane. The aircraft will stop in Los Angeles.

AA 169 MIA 0800-1002 LAX 1230-1600+1 AA), Japan">NRT
AA 170 AA), Japan">NRT 1615-1015 LAX 1330-2131 MIA

Operates daily with 777-200ER.

Service starts 4 April 2003. American Airlines has offered "direct" Miami-Tokyo service before, first via Seattle and currently via O'Hare, but with change of plane and sometimes terminal, it was anything but direct.




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User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

What is the flying time on that...including the stopover? Would NRT pax be allowed to de-board in LAX?

Otherwise, that would be an unbearably long flight, even in Bus or 1st class....

Interesting though...


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5459 times:

NRT passengers, like all US-bound international passengers, must deplane at their first point of entry into the United States.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

Why didn't not get chance with nonstop from MIA-NRT? You mean that direct for the 1-stop in LAX and no plane change either. It is still competition of other airlines goes to NRT flight.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5361 times:

NRT passengers, like all US-bound international passengers, must deplane at their first point of entry into the United States.

Unfortunately that's the problem with international one-stop flights that stop in the US.

UA had the same issue with DEN-EWR-LHR. You have to deplane in EWR and go through customs, then board the plane again. It's quite a hassle, my sister had to do it.

Regards



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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4979 times:

The schedule was loaded in SABRE last night. Although it is the SAME flight number all the way through, and a 777 all the way through, there will still be a change of aircraft at LAX. The MIALAX will be flown with a 777A (16F 35J 190Y) and the LAXNRT will be flown with a 777P (18F 42J 163Y). So still a have to change in LAX.

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6500 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

BA,

Are you sure the passenger traveling DEN-EWR-LHR has to de-plane to go thru customs? Passengers leaving the US do not go thru US customs. They are probably going thru passport control.


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

bobnwa-
Probably what BA meant was that passengers must deplane in EWR, as the airplane must go through an international security check. No one, not even the crew working the trip can be on the airplane while this is being done.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7221 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

International 1 stop services into America are terrible - Delta tried it with a LGW BOS LAX - involved deplaning - immigration - baggage pick-up - Customs, baggage drop - change of terminal - security re-board same plane. Same plane makes no difference.


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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4629 times:
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A lot of airlines do the 1-stop flying within the US. Delta did it from MCO-NRT, ATL-NGO.

Do passengers have the deplane on QF's LAX-JFK and LAX-ORD flights??? Did they do that with the NZ's HNL-DFW flights (when it happened)?


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4612 times:

Do passengers have the deplane on QF's LAX-JFK

Yes.

all international pax (with the exception of pre-screened) must clear customs/immigration at the first point of entry into the USA


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33083 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

Before September 2001, it was not like that. One reason SAA ended the FLL stop on CPT-ATL was because of the fact that it was too much of a hassle deplaning everybody at Ft. Lauderdale. SAA has been one of the biggest pushers towards ending these rules so that they could resume FLL service, but no luck so far.


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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Bobnwa,

Are you sure the passenger traveling DEN-EWR-LHR has to de-plane to go thru customs? Passengers leaving the US do not go thru US customs. They are probably going thru passport control.

Sorry, what I meant to say is my sister flew DEN-EWR-LHR then flew back and while flying back she went through Customs in EWR.

I do not think she deplaned while leaving the US, I will ask her.

Regards



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User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

I flew LHR-EWR-DFW, you deplane go through customs...


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