AA is not known for flying 777s domestically between non-hub US cities (MIA-LAX is the only one I can think of -- LAX is not a hub). I'm surprised (but happy) that they are going to fly the 777 on the DFW-LAX route. Is this a temporary move, or will the widebody be around for a while on this route?
I've enjoyed United's 777 service from LAX-DEN, and I'll definitely choose the 777 to Dallas if available.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5430 posts, RR: 19 Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
AA in a way has fifth freedom rights for the DFW-ORD 777 as that flight number and aircraft continue to LHR. The official routing of the route is DFW-ORD-LHR, as it is all under one flight number. The reverse(LHR-ORD-DFW) is the same too. However, AA can pick up and drop off pax at ORD though.
As far as I know, pretty much all of AA's 777 domestic flights are repositioning, or routes with 2 legs, which the first or second leg is longhaul.
As I mentioned, DFW-ORD-LHR and LHR-ORD-DFW are perfect examples of this. I know AA flies 777s between DFW and MIA. Those go onto S. America. A weird thing is that DFW operates DFW-MIA-MAD flight#68 (correction?). The MIA-MAD leg is operated by a 763, but the DFW-MIA leg is flown by a 757.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
In addition to the DFW-ORD 777, AA #999 is a 777 that goes LAX-MIA-GRU
However, it looks like the new LAX-DFW flight is not a continuation to anywhere. I don't see any continuation on AA's electronic timetable, and it arrives in DFW too late to go to Europe or Latin America. (it could possibly do a later night Latin America run, but I don't see anything like that in the schedule).
In addition, the plane arrives in LA from DFW much too early to do the LHR run.
Oh well, I'm going to book it and hope for the best (that there is no equipment change).
738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1559 times:
Don't bet on the 777... It might not be one when September rolls around.
BTW, Japanguy, AA flight numbers are 1-2599 for AA metal, 2600-3199 for TW metal and 3200-5999 for American Eagle. The 2400 flight number will tell you that the flight is scheduled as a DFW-LAX or DFW-SJC trip out of/into the B Terminal at DFW.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1499 times:
It appears that this is a pure utilization flying route, similar to how CO and DL have put their 777 and M11 respectively on LAX runs for a couple months at a time. LAX is a market which can support the extra capacity nicely, which an international market may not always be able to do, especially in the lean times around September-October.