Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
AA did fly a 777ER from DFW to HKG to test the pane's range for a possible route. They're considering starting a DFW-HKG route pretty soon. I'd expect an announcement in the coming year as they have the rights to this route.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5455 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
Something tells me that the route will more than likely be ORD or DFW over SJC if they get US-HK approval. Something tells me that if they start service from ORD-HKG, CX will start HKG-DFW, and if AA starts from DFW-HKG, CX will start HKG-ORD. I think SJC is out of the picture right now, because in a way, they would be competing with CX out of LAX or SFO.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
I do believe that AA currently has rights to fly into Hong Kong, the problem is that they don't currently have any airplanes that are capable of flying the route available in their fleet right now. The 777-200ERs that they have are working very hard, and there are no "extras" resting on a ramp at ORD or DFW waiting for work. When AA does receive enough 777-200ERs then they will start flying into HKG. As for AA ordering 747-400s, I find it highly unlikely. They don't have a very large presence in the Pacific Rim and don't need the capacity. I see them as a highly probable 777-200LR candidate though. Now, if AA was to continue to build up a presence in the Pacific Rim I could see them possible ordering the 747-400LR as it will have a common cockpit with the 777 and offer the type of capacity boost they would be looking for. However, I don't think we will see AA's colors (or lack there of) on a 747.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
Tan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1878 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1829 times:
I was under the impression that the authority was ORD-HKG. The new polar routes being tested were the precurser to flights in the future.There was something about this in a WSJ article a few weeks ago dealing with suitable landing locations in an emergency. My impression was once those are addressed & remedied, flights will be scheduled.
As for an AA 744..NO Way, it will be 777's as the flagship of the fleet for years to come!
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6304 posts, RR: 56 Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
Even with the new 777 routes for AA (JFK-EZE 31Jan01, SJC-TPE 1Apr01), they will still get a lot of 777s in 2001. In fact, they are getting two in Apr01, two in May01 and one in Jun01 and no routes have been announced for these 777 deliveries. They could start a new route to HKG or just replace excisting aircraft on routes like ORD-CDG, DFW-CDG, DFW-FRA and so on. I think AA would have announced a HKG route already if they had the authority. I think the US and HKG governments have been negotiating a new bilateral but they have not yet reached an agreement. I'm sure when they reach an aggreement that AA will be very quick to put for routes to HKG, either from ORD and/or DFW. The777Man
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, LX and LH 777s
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 2 Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1797 times:
SJC int'l capacity is nothing you'd expect from a market it caters to. It's basically a rundown airport with customs tent for all international clearances. Air Canada flight from YYZ is okay because they clear the customs at YYZ since there are lots of US flights there, but I've heard that it can get quite interesting at SJC when clearing customs. But if you liking breathing fresh air before/after your flight, SJC is one of the best.
VH-ANA From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 51 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
I think AA will fly HKG nonstop to Seattle,Chicago,Dallas,SanJoseCA,and Tokyo soon!
and I want CX start fly HKG-JFK,ORD.and then
UA add more nonstop flights to USA,such as 2XDaily to SFO,2XDaily to SFO,2Xdaily to ORD,10flights a week toJFK,resume to SEA,HNL,BKK
25 VH-ANA: They won't purchase B747-400s,too big for AA