MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31106 posts, RR: 74 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3443 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.
Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2864 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.
Aa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
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.
BestWestern From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 6414 posts, RR: 58 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2724 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31106 posts, RR: 74 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2434 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.