aa777jr
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Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:03 am

I know AA is codeshare with QF, but why don't they fly a 773er to SYD from LAX of SFO? They do so much business. Where else does AA fly their own planes from to the Pacific?
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syncmaster
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:26 am

Because it's cheaper for them just to send you on QF.  Big thumbs up
 
cvervais
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:56 am

AA operates flights to the Pacific (not Hawaii) from DFW, SJC, LAX, and I think ORD.

....pause while cvervais checks aa.com.....

Yup, they fly ORD-AA), Japan">NRT.

I'll be on the SJC-AA), Japan">NRT flight next week.
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 6:58 am

but why don't they fly a 773er to SYD from LAX of SFO?

Well for one thing, they dont have any  Big grin
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AnsettB727
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:00 am

Syncmaster is correct, it makes no sense for AA to send a 773 down under. To be frank, I'm glad they don't! QF is much nicer, in my humble opinion! Mind you, I think the time might be coming for QF to send another service from LAX to SYD. They're always hard to get on whenever I book, and are always chock-a-block.


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Sydscott
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 7:07 am


Why would AA want to compete with its Oneworld partner??? QF and AA have been joined at the hip for years now and AA making 1 token daily flight from LAX versus QF's 3 dailies to Sydney, daily to Melbourne, 3 x a week to Brisbane and 3 x a week to Auckland isn't much of a comparison.

AA flies to the following destinations over the Pacific;

Trans-Pacific

Chicago - Tokyo (B777)

Dallas/Fort Worth - Tokyo (2xB777)

Los Angeles - Tokyo (xB777)

New York City-JFK - Tokyo (xB777)

San Jose - Tokyo (B777)

These are from IP's list posted on here a while back.
 
ssides
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 8:25 am

Sydscott --

I was about to correct you on the 2x daily DFW-AA), Japan">NRT flights, but then I checked my timetable and noticed that AA is offering 2 daily frequencies DFW-AA), Japan">NRT. Thanks for giving me the heads-up!
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ScandinA340
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:02 pm

With HA starting services downunder, AA has another AAdvantage partner on the SYD route. I wonder if AA will codeshare on Hawaiian flights... I wonder if QF will have a cardiac if AA and HA codeshare?

HA 21 leaves HNL at 1.30pm - shouldn't that be a viable time for connections from other US cities?

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Sydscott
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:09 pm


Pleased to be of service Ssides.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
A330Fan1
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:11 pm

QF does the job for em, that's what an alliance is all about!  Big thumbs up

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Ken777
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:13 pm

Comparing a QF 747 and AA 777 on a LAX-SYD flight depends on the class you are flying in. Cattle car? MRTC puts QF's offering to shame - no contest. Business? If QF has the new sleeper seats then they win, otherwise it's close. First - the Flagship Suite arrangements beat QF, especially if you have a window seat. The nose of a 747 is rather special, but the FS is fantastic. Cabin crew? A flip of the coin for both - sometimes you get lucky.
 
QF744
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:41 pm

this really is a silly thread, considering IT WON'T HAPPEN!

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aussie747
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RE: Why No AA To SYD?

Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:22 pm

Qantas over July/ August on Fridays and Sundays will be operating 4 x 744 services a day between SYD and LAX.

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