That is the route that AA
is interested in and planning to apply for, but the big difference is that UA
already has rights to China. The way I read the announcement of the new agreement, that means they are eligible (along with NW
) to apply for the two new daily frequencies that are available this year. AA
on the other hand, would have to wait for the award next year for the one new pax carrier, and will likely be competing against CO
for the rights.