usflyguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 630 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 25201 times:
Quoting user444555 (Thread starter): Does anybody have an idea what it could be? Maybe new service to Asia? I would like to see AA fly to SYD with its own metal but I don't think it will be from DFW. Here is a link.
I think it's probably PEK or PVG... Would a 773 do DFW-HKG?
Slim chance for something in Africa maybe?
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LAXdude1023 From Lebanon, joined Sep 2006, 7017 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 24750 times:
Sounds yummy, but lets not get too excited just yet.
DFW-HKG: Its possible, but I have my doubts about a 77W being viable. I have always thought it would be a 787 route if it comes.
DFW-DOH: It would be uncommon for AA to go that far outside the box, but if they are getting cozy its possible. I think it would be easier to fill because of the massive DFW-India market. But I dont think this is the one.
or something much smaller. Perhaps a European destination? But I dont see DFW being ripe for any more European destinations.
I also cant really see DFW-PEK/PVG. Most of the Chinese market in Texas lies in Houston and they have a flight already.
Or perhaps its being blown out of proportion. Only time will tell.
When is the announcement?
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ord2010 From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 101 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24463 times:
Quoting Mah4546 (Reply 5):
American has been expected to announce it's long-haul expansion for summer 2014 any day now. I suspect this might be it.
their S14 expansions today announced, will it be only DFW or will it cover their other hubs like ORD and MIA? it would be nice to see some expansion on those, especially ORD that they've neglected internationally, DFW has been getting a lot of love from AA, any one know how the loads on the ICN flights are? I don't think SYD would be it, I think HKG is the most likely with a codeshare with CX (since this is an AA announcement, I'd expect it to be on AA metal not AA announcing for CX.) I don't see AA stepping into DOH, if anything QR.
The 77W seems like a very big plane for the DFW-HKG route, but then again, perhaps it will work with all the connectivity on both ends. I struggle with DFW-PVG with a 3-class 772, although a 2-class 772 and eventually a 787 makes more sense.
commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10606 posts, RR: 62 Reply 19, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 24021 times:
Also included in the PR:
In addition to welcoming the 777-300ER to Asia with the launch of service to Hong Kong, American will take delivery of and deploy additional 777-300ER aircraft to key international markets in 2014, including routes from American's hub in Miami for the first time. American will begin operating the 777-300ER on one of its two daily flights from Miami to London Heathrow (LHR) in January, and one of its four daily flights from Miami to Sao Paulo (GRU) in November 2014. American will also operate an additional 777-300ER between New York JFK and London Heathrow in March. By the end of 2014, American will have 16 of the 20 777-300ER aircraft it has on order deployed throughout its network.
With the introduction of an additional 777-300ER between JFK and London Heathrow, customers will have the opportunity to travel in fully lie-flat First Class or Business Class seats on all 12 frequencies American operates together with British Airways between the two airports, providing more fully lie-flat seats than any other airline partnership in the market.
So 77W on MIA-LHR, as was already known, plus MIA-GRU, as was expected. On JFK-LHR, it says by next year all AA/BA flights will have lie-flat J once it introduces "an additional" 77W flight. As I think AA has 4 JFK-LHR flights, does that mean (as it seems to imply) all AA flights will be 77W. Does that mean AA is cutting the morning JFK-LHR on the 772, or that by next year the first 772s will have the new lie-flat J?