SCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8268 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (9 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8631 times:
Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 11): Also would think LAN would be a better bet for LAX-SCL.(don't they fly it already?)
Yes, LAN operates SCL-LAX 3x weekly during the high season, along with the SCL-LIM-LAX route daily. In October, LAN will increase frequency on the LIM-LAX route to 13x weekly. LAX is an important gateway for LAN; which serves to route pax traveling between South America and Asia. LAN offers connections to HKG, ICN and NRT via LAX and has bilateral code-share agreements with CX, JAL and KE. LAX will be one of the first destinations where LAN will deploy the B-787.
N737AA From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 269 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8417 times:
They are replacing the older 763's so there will be some domestic flying and Hawaii will be in the mix from DFW....but that will be down the road. No word in house on routes yet...so ya'll are just speculating.
olddominion727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 336 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7239 times:
maybe they would get back into the OSA or TPE markets before going to a new one like HKG? I say that with a little uncertainty because I know it's OW hub-hub service.
I think MIA-NRT is a pipe dream, the only way the could fill it would be local Floridians who go to DFW or ORD now, or 80% on connecting traffic from Mexico, Central and South America. Maybe I am totally wrong though. Who knows.
If Bob Crandall were CEO I would say it's going to a new route, but with the current climate at AA, I highly doubt it's going to be on any new routes for a while.
Maybe if NH blows SJC out of the water they'll bring it back SJC-NRT. Who knows, it would be still be OW hub-hub... I have heard the Asia-Pacific market has struggled with not having their own metal from the Bay Area. so who knows.
Since they have the -9 on order, how much more range does the -8 have than the -9?
LAN is not going to deploy the B-787-9s on the SCL-LIM-LAX or SCL-LAX routes after LAN receives its initial batch. However, it would be awesome if LAN deploys the B-787-8 on the SCL-LAX route on certain days during late December or early next year.
25 PHX787: Huge negative on that one. EK has the upper hand on these routes easily.
26 rotating14: Do they operate anything close to that at the moment?? Seems like a no brainer.
27 BoeingGuy: As much as I'd like to see that I doubt that SJC-NRT can support two flights. I was hoping for one of AS's partners (DL, AA) to pick up SJC-NRT for t
28 brilondon: I doubt that we would see the 787 flying to HNL or any where else in Hawaii until the 763 is down to its final routes. There is very little money to
29 IrishAyes: Not a chance. Routes like JFKDXB and LAXDXB are also heavy on connecting traffic over Dubai to destinations beyond the UAE. Nowhere near enough O&
30 BoeingGuy: That is a popular perception, but others have stated it's false. AS sure does well flying to Hawaii. But yes, I would agree with your speculation tha
31 YankeesFan: Thanks for being the umpteenth person to tell me this..... I get it already...
32 seabosdca: But you can't do so with a premium three-class international product. AA's 787s will not be configured appropriately for Hawaii (or any other domesti
33 Boeing773ER: Everyone keeps saying about TLV, and that is something I would doubt. Back when TWA was independent, they quickly left TLV. They had a bunch of back d
34 SCL767: Eventually all LA operated flights into both LAX and SFO will operate with the B-787-8s. The SCL-LIM-LAX route will soon operate with the B-787-8. Ho
35 N737AA: They are the 767 replacement, but that is why I said that type of flying would be down the road. Yes, 757/763 will continue the domestic role they pl
36 seabosdca: I would bet money that 10 years from now the only domestic 787-9 flights are repositioning flights. I think the A319/A321neo and 737 MAX will take ov
37 RWA380: They didn't the last time, I doubt another foray into the India market is going to do any better, while India based carriers are all struggling to on
38 IrishAyes: There were merely two other people who responded to your post and all I did was contribute a little information about O&D patterns between LAX/JF
39 YankeesFan: I was exaggerating a little bit there. I am sure you understand you were beating a dead horse already.
40 4engines4lnghll: I would most of all love to see a Tel-Aviv route open..... Or maybe ORD-ATH? Or DFW-FCO? Just throwing around some exotic ideas.
41 ckfred: Except by the time AA starts taking delivery of 787s, AA should be out of Bankruptcy. By that point, AA should be in expansion mode.
42 IrishAyes: Or, I was trying to add some extra information that could be perceived as valuable to not just you, but a broader audience of people reading these th
43 SCL767: IIRC, AA plans to acquire only B-787-9s, not B-787-8s.
44 brilondon: I was just saying that the AA 787's with their three class layout won't be in Hawaii soon because AA would like to use it on their more premium route
45 blink182: Sort of. Most 757s that fly to Hawaii are in domestic configurations, but I'm reasonably confident that DL, and I know for certain that AA and some U
46 kiwiandrew: All this speculation is very interesting... but has AA ever actually firmed their 787 orders? I thought they were still hanging in limbo until they ge
47 YankeesFan: AA has 42 787-9's on order and AA will get its first 787 in 2014.[Edited 2012-08-24 16:48:05]
48 runway23: The 787s will be 2 class though. The only 3 class aircraft in the fleet will eventually be the 77W and 321 transcon.
49 rotating14: Earlier this year there was a huge pomp and circumstance regarding the 787 and it was there for a day or two before flying back to Everett. With that
50 IrishAyes: Yup, you're correct - typo on my part. Been a long week with minimal sleep It's an interesting setup. I wonder if anyone here could break down the cu