Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12176 posts, RR: 35 Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
Just as an aside, if the SJC-TPE route remains as successful as is suggested, then AAL may well wish to expand its presence in that market. Currently, only CAL flies nonstop from TPE to JFK, although it can't do so on the return. It would be interesting to see how the 777 fares.
Also, AA has an advantage in that, not being a Taiwanese carrier, it could benefit from the new polar routes over China. I don't think/know if CAL is allowed to use these. (Then again, if the flight were bound for Taiwan, the Chinese might object?)
Swake From Belgium, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1110 times:
I think the Chinese would not allow traffic bound for Taiwanese soil over their airspace.
But hey, I didn't know about that nonstop TPE-JFK on 744, geee 6816nm !! That has the be the longest scheduled nonstop route. I entered a routing via SEL, VVO and KHV for they have to avoid flying over PRC and North Korea. How's that for deep vein trombosis
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7873 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
What is interesting is that the Chinese government isn't so fanatical about US-based airlines flying to both Taiwan and China. After all, I believe that NW flies to both TPE and PEK.
I won't be surprised if AA will use its code-share authority with (I believe) China Southern Airlines so AA can fly ORD-HKG. Fortunately, the ORD-HKG route is well within the range of the 777-200ER that AA flies on their long international routes.