mattnrsa
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China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:15 am

I thought I heard that the NW/CO/AA/UA China route authority decision would be coming in December. For a flight starting in April, it seems we are getting a little close to the commencement date.

What do you think the announcement date delay means? Are the contending airlines doing a lot of last minute convincing? Did AA's recent change to their application cause the delay? Is the DOT having a difficult time deciding?
 
EWRCabincrew
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:19 am

Overdue? You think?

We want to start EWR-PVG in March. I don't think the DOT is having a hard time deciding, as much as they are seeing what goes on with proposed talks with airlines and merger talk.

Time will ultimately tell. Just hopefully sooner than later.
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IAHFLYR
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:40 am

Who is making the decision on the route, there is the answer to your question, but I do agree tis past time for the announcement.
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SeeTheWorld
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:31 am

The AA debacle probably slowed things down a week. Throw in the long weekend and Gerald Ford's death (another workday gone), and an announcement on Friday is probably optimistic. I would expect the decision no later than sometime next week.
 
papatango
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:38 am

It is about time to start The 2008 CHINA ROUTE CASE.
 
UAL777UK
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:02 am

Merger talks should surely not delay a decision by the DOT. I wish they would just get on with it and put us all out of our misery..........enough already!
 
LAXdude1023
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RE: China Route Authority Decision Overdue?

Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:04 am

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 5):
Merger talks should surely not delay a decision by the DOT. I wish they would just get on with it and put us all out of our misery..........enough already!

My God yes!!! Well said.
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