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AA To Fly To HKG Soon?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

I read on the newspaper sometime ago that AA will start service to HKG very soon. Can anyone confirm this?

Also, from where? ORD?

When will it take place?

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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

I think it will only happen if AA/CX is awarded anti-trust immunity. Last I heard here, it looks in favor of AA/CX, but I am not the one to ask.

Knowing AA though, they will probably let Cathay operate the new route as they need to expand the alliance out of LAX and into ORD or DFW where there are more AA flights and frequent fliers.

As for what destination, that is anybody's guess. Last I knew, United was flying a 744 between Chicago and Hong Kong so AA/CX might want to go to Chicago and compete with them, or they could go to an untapped market in DFW and take 100% of the pax there, and let United take 100% of the Chicago pax.

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

AA/CX would have to wait for the 777-200LR or 747-400ER/QXR to come out before they can serve DFW-HKG.

User currently offlineJesseycy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2001, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

How about the A340s they have? Will that work? Maybe they can go DFW to HKG via LAX.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

I don't think AA will fly to HKG anytime soon. Why bother when AA pax can use the OneWorld alliance codeshare with CX for flights to HKG from SFO and LAX?

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

AA flew a 777 on that route once to demonstrate that aircraft capabilities. It was obviously a non-revenue flight.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

As for what destination, that is anybody's guess. Last I knew, United was flying a 744 between Chicago and Hong Kong so AA/CX might want to go to Chicago and compete with them, or they could go to an untapped market in DFW and take 100% of the pax there, and let United take 100% of the Chicago pax.

Since load factors for the ORD-HKG route are very high, I think AA should go into ORD and compete with United on this route. This might be AA's opportunity to ease the pain of travelers flying ORD-HKG, both pricewise and roomwise. AA can definitely take a good share of the market by doing this.



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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

It was reported in the SCMP a few months ago that regardless of the success of the Hong Kong-US air services talks, AA is going to start ORD-HKG with the 777 next year. Hopefully they'll stick to their plans. If AA launches ORD-HKG then there is no need for Cathay to fly that route.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Trickijedi- I agree with you. I would love to see DFW-HKG with a Cathay jet, but I think AA/CX is better off going out of ORD as they will have a leg up on United as there will be connecting pax on both ends as Cathay's main hub is at Chek Lap Kok and American has a big hub at O' Hare, not to mention that Hong Kong and Chicago are not the smallest of cities.

If my wishes come true, I see Cathay 744s or A340s at DFW a little bit after ORD-HKG is started.

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

Blink182, Currently there are Cathay Pacific Cargo flights in and out of ORD to HKG via Anchorage. So it as it stands, CX may be better fit to run the ORD-HKG route and then have AA run the DFW-HKG route. An depending on the frequency of AA flights to HKG out of DFW, maybe AA can feed some of their passengers to ORD for CX to fly them to HKG. Because, as you said, AA has a big enough hub in ORD to be able to handle the traffic and the loads.

I guess we'll have to see what happens and see what AA does. Whether it be CX or AA serving ORD-HKG won't really matter to me. As long as United gets the competition for that route.



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User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

What's the difference with Revenue & Non-Revenue...??

baec


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Trickijedi-
As far as scheduling goes, I am sure AA and CX will try to leave at different times of the day so they can give pax more of a choice for times.

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