kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12165 posts, RR: 35 Reply 1, posted (9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9374 times:
I really can't see either MIA-NRT or MIA-HNL starting. In the former case, while it might be technically feasible, I'm not sure the traffic would be there to support it; AA would be as well off contunuing to route Florida bound/originating pax via DFW or ORD (or even JFK, but that's a bit out of the way).
As for MIA-HNL, both are effectively holiday destinations and I'm not sure if there's much in the way of cultural/business links between FL and HA; like NRT, it could also be much better served via DFW or ORD (or indeed LAX).
South Africa is probably a strong possibility, as are some points in Europe; however these could be served by 772s or 763s and if AA hasn't done so by now, maybe there isn't that much of a market.
BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2838 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9347 times:
MIA-NRT will happen either on JL or AA, with a 787 eventually. The traffic can support at least one flight to Asia. I wouldn't be surprised to see South Africa, Middle East as well. Also, the economics of the 787 might be a better fit for some current South America and European routes.
4engines4lnghll From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 64 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9246 times:
MIA-NRT and MIA-HNL will most likely never happen. MIA-HNL would fly straight over DFW so it just makes more sense to fly MIA-DFW and switch planes to HNL. If MIA-NRT some how does work out that's great, but that would be one long flight I would not want to go on.
mia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 309 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9204 times:
I know that JL & AA have a good alliance going & it might be one or the other flying this route. I think MIA-NRT has the demand.
The flight time will be a little longer than NRT-JFK or HKG-JFK and they operate it successfully.
I know its two completely different routes. I was just comparing flight times.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6761 posts, RR: 6 Reply 7, posted (9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8749 times:
MIA-NRT will happen at some point whether it will be sucessful and stay who knows but when the 787s finally come in AA will try it at some point or maybe JAL will give it a shot.
I also thinks JNB will happen at some point but not sure what aircraft they would use.
I'm sure we will see the 787 on plenty of MIA routes especially when the 767s strart to retire. As for 773 routes I would expect a MIA-GRU and/or EZE flight to get one or both. Also would not be surprised to see MIA-LHR get it. What I am more excited about is having more 777s free which hopefully we can see some expansion with AA to Europe like MXP and maybe just maybe TLV.
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mia305 From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 309 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8630 times:
TLV would be nice. Would it be better served from JFK or MIA?
Would the 787 be a good replacement for the MIA-LPB-VVI-MIA route
when aa starts phasing them out. I know wear oxygen masks when they
land at LPB. Planes are restricted from flying there because of the altitude.
The 757 is only plane capable of making that route.
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 7816 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8245 times:
787 will eventually operate the 767 flights to Rio and Santiago, Chile. Any 777 flight could be upgraded to 77W. We could see 2 777 daily to EZE one being a 772( with only J and Y) and the second a 77W( with First Class). Miami will eventually have its share of teh 77W and 787 AA bounty on the usual routes but we will at some point see an A350-900 from the Usair fleet, hey llent planes for Brazil.
mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31726 posts, RR: 72 Reply 21, posted (9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8070 times:
Quoting rotating14 (Reply 19): MIA305, your right. I've seen the LY's 772 on approach many a days. Granted they could have switched between the 762/3 but I know for sure they served it with 772's before the removal of the route.
It was a 772/744 mix when it was via Newark. Non-stop was always a 762.
LAXdude1023 From Lebanon, joined Sep 2006, 7026 posts, RR: 24 Reply 24, posted (9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8018 times:
Quoting mia305 (Reply 16): Why wouldnt MIA-HNL work isn't there enough demand from S. America and local demand.
The yields are garbage and the market isnt as large as you would think.
Quoting FlyVail (Reply 23): Would there be any chance of MIA-SYD, MIA-AKL or even MIA-SIN?
Never in our lifetime.
Of all the routes talked about in this thread, MIA-NRT has the greatest chance. Its a perfect 787 route and should be marketed as a Florida-Japan nonstop flight. The target should not and would not be Latin America connections as all the big ones are already served via DFW or JFK. MIA-Asia is a market that could mature over time.
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25 mia305: Is Seoul a possibility or is that a stretch for both aircraft? What's going to happen to the mia-lpb-vvi route. As far as I know only the the 757 can
26 AA787: Hey mia305, welcome to a.net. Love the enthusiasm! You seem to have posted the question about LPB/VVI several times in this thread. People have seen
27 mia305: I see your point. That's some nice growth if and when it happens. Would AA put the 77W on the Mia-Lax route. I know its a heavily traveled route with
28 AA787: Only as a way to move the aircraft around from hub to hub. AA won't waste valuable 77W flights on domestic routes when they can be flown internationa