Mattnrsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 400 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1900 times:
I thought I heard that the NW/CO/AA/UA China route authority decision would be coming in December. For a flight starting in April, it seems we are getting a little close to the commencement date.
What do you think the announcement date delay means? Are the contending airlines doing a lot of last minute convincing? Did AA's recent change to their application cause the delay? Is the DOT having a difficult time deciding?
SeeTheWorld From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1326 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
The AA debacle probably slowed things down a week. Throw in the long weekend and Gerald Ford's death (another workday gone), and an announcement on Friday is probably optimistic. I would expect the decision no later than sometime next week.