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American 773 Routes

Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:56 pm

Just got an email from American saying all the specs for the 773. I know London will be the first route, any known others?

Also, in June I am flying AA flight 50, DFW-LHR in a 772. Any chance of it upgrading to a 773 by that time?
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:34 am

AA doesn't start taking deliveries until the end of 2012, IIRC. And yes, London is the first destination, but I don't believe they have announced whether it will be JFK-LHR, ORD-LHR, LAX-LHR, DFW-LHR., or something else.
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:00 am

Wouldn't it be a hell of a lot cooler if the first destination was a new city that they do not serve on their own metal as of now. Like HKG, ICN, SYD, BOM, KIX, etc.?
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:19 am

Quoting kann123air (Thread starter):
I know London will be the first route
Quoting bonusonus (Reply 1):
And yes, London is the first destination

Did something change? When AA fist announced to purchase of 2 777-300's they stated that they would be used for expansion and not be placed on any current AA route. The plan was (is) for these birds to open up an new city that can not be served with the current 772s.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:33 am

Isn't the 77W the superior plane to the 773??
Please educate me here, thought that all airlines bought 772 & 77W these days, apart from the 777F.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:33 am

Quoting notaxonrotax (Reply 4):
Isn't the 77W the superior plane to the 773??

Yes, and AA indeed bought the 77W.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:34 am

Quoting timberwolf24 (Reply 3):
Did something change? When AA fist announced to purchase of 2 777-300's they stated that they would be used for expansion and not be placed on any current AA route. The plan was (is) for these birds to open up an new city that can not be served with the current 772s.

I suppose that with the recent Ch. 11 filing there are a few moving parts around AA right now. I was also originally under the impression that they'd use the 773s for new routes, but I suppose if they can be used to replace the 772s on existing routes for additional cost savings, that is more important right now. We will just stay tuned...
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:38 am

It is possible that they could do DFW-NRT with the 773, but currently is on the 772ER. With London being the primary route, I also see FRA as a possible choice from JFK , ORD , or DFW. While UA and DL are the only US based airlines, I would really like to see an AA 773 at SYD!
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:55 am

Quoting timberwolf24 (Reply 3):

Did something change? When AA fist announced to purchase of 2 777-300's they stated that they would be used for expansion and not be placed on any current AA route. The plan was (is) for these birds to open up an new city that can not be served with the current 772s.

As posted in another thread on the AA 77W order, AA is to receive the 77Ws at a rate of one per month or so starting in late 2012. Therefore, AA is limited in the amount of ULH flying they can do until they have at least three aircraft. LHR-US flights only require one aircraft for a rotation, is served by AA from several US airports, thereby allowing the aircraft to rotate through the system, and with the high amount of premium traffic on LHR flights, AA is bound to get some important feedback on their new products. LHR may be the first recipient of the 77W, but AA neither stated that it would be the only recipient, nor for how long.

Come summer 2013, when AA has a larger fleet and has sorted out any potential teething problems, the 77Ws may be used on new routes. Let's not forget though that AA has only announced ten orders, so there would probably be three new cities at the most. Realistically, I'd expect two new cities with some additional capacity at LHR.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:49 am

How many 77w's are AA receiving anyway? I've heard 3 and 5 but i'm not quite sure. And could they possibly open up new European and Asian routes such as Hanoi (currently served by UA from NRT), Bangkok and even Manilla. Some European routes that could be opened from JFK , DFW and ORD are WAW, MUC (They do not currently make destinations to MUC) and even Istanbul. Some possible Middle-eastern routes are DXB and possibly Doha or Riyadh (Doha and Riyadh are unlikely). Johannesburg is an unlikely route from JFK but it is possibly, since DL serves DKR . AKL , SYD and MEL are also possible choices from LAX . Also, the JFK - DME route could be replaced by the 77W, I believe it is currently on a 763 WL.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:24 am

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Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
How many 77w's are AA receiving anyway?

See reply number 8.

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
And could they possibly open up new European and Asian routes such as Hanoi (currently served by UA from NRT), Bangkok and even Manilla.

I don't think we'll ever see AA metal (let alone the their 77Ws) in Hanoi, Bangkok, or Manila, and if it does happen it won't be on the 77W. But hey, we could see drastic changes in management regarding network so I never say never.

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
Some European routes that could be opened from JFK , DFW and ORD are WAW, MUC (They do not currently make destinations to MUC) and even Istanbul.

Again, I highly doubt we will ever see AA metal in MUC, and definitely not in WAW. Hell, they don't serve AMS. BER I could see happening on a 763 from the US.

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
Middle-eastern routes are DXB and possibly Doha or Riyadh (Doha and Riyadh are unlikely).

I think Dubai, Doha, or even Abu Dhabi have a better chance of seeing AA service than WAW, MUC, HAN, BKK, or MNL. Again, if AA sends their aircraft here, I highly doubt it will be with the 77W, but rather the 772.

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
Also, the JFK - DME route could be replaced by the 77W, I believe it is currently on a 763 WL.

AA does not fly to DME. When they did it was from ORD with the 772 and the 763.
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:25 am

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
How many 77w's are AA receiving anyway?

According to Boeing, they have 7 on order. Wikipedia says 10, but I trust Boeing in this case  

I thought someone who works for AA in another thread a few months ago said ORD-LHR would be the first 77W route.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:49 am

I think we'll see the 77W on JFK-LHR-JFK before any other route. This is the most premium heavy market, internationally, AA serves, albeit, not a longhaul flight, technically as they make it a good portion of the year in six hours or less.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:20 am

Quoting SEA (Reply 11):
According to Boeing, they have 7 on order. Wikipedia says 10, but I trust Boeing in this case  

According to the latest press releases from AA it's 10.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:35 am

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
Some European routes that could be opened from JFK , DFW and ORD are WAW, MUC (They do not currently make destinations to MUC) and even Istanbul. Some possible Middle-eastern routes are DXB and possibly Doha or Riyadh (Doha and Riyadh are unlikely). Johannesburg is an unlikely route from JFK but it is possibly, since DL serves DKR . AKL , SYD and MEL are also possible choices from LAX . Also, the JFK - DME route could be replaced by the 77W, I believe it is currently on a 763 WL.

Even if AA were to start some of these cities, why put the 77W on them? It's certainly way too much airplane for WAW and MUC, probably DME too. If they were to start WAW or MUC they'd be more likely to use 763 and put the 77W to better use. These are routes that a new 787 might do nicely on, but not the 77W.

SYD, DXB, and IST might be the right kind of route for the 77W, but IST and DXB I don't see happening, and as for SYD, maybe some day, but partner Qantas and about five other airlines have that route pretty well covered and competition is fierce.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:14 am

South Africa !

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Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:19 pm

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
. Johannesburg is an unlikely route from JFK but it is possibly, since DL serves DKR . AKL , SYD and MEL are also possible choices from LAX . Also, the JFK - DME route could be replaced by the 77W, I believe it is currently on a 763 WL.

Miami would probably be AA's South African gateway since MIA is so strong for AA and SAA does not fly from there. SAA flies from JFK and IAD.
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:19 pm

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 10):
Again, I highly doubt we will ever see AA metal in MUC, and definitely not in WAW. Hell, they don't serve AMS. BER I could see happening on a 763 from the US.

Exactly! MUC is so over-supplied with LH/UA that AA entering this market now (or ever probably) would be akin to suicide, so even less chance they'd throw their shiny new 77W at it.

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
Some European routes that could be opened from JFK , DFW and ORD are WAW, MUC

WAW has all the direct flights it needs (1) going to the US. Direct with LO for *A, and all the connections you want on other airlines. Even DL doesn't fly here (seemingly famed for some its lower capacity TATL routes)!

AA can easily route its pax here via BA at LHR.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:35 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 16):
Miami would probably be AA's South African gateway since MIA is so strong for AA and SAA does not fly from there. SAA flies from JFK and IAD.

AA should consider launching MIA-NRT since MIA needs a non-stop service to Asia. At MIA, the service would offer connections between Japan and a plethora of destinations in Latin America; especially Brazil and Perú!
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:59 pm

IIRC, AA was contemplating MIA-NRT before 9/11, and dropped its plans when air traffic and the economy tanked. I agree that this should be reconsidered and that the LatAm connections would be a key factor. I wonder, however, if for travel to Chile and Argentina if connections through LAX on LAN are available. Would seem to make more sense.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:20 pm

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 7):
I also see FRA as a possible choice from JFK , ORD , or DFW.

I'm not sure about the first two, but I am quite doubtful about DFW... For years DFW-FRA (AA70/71) was a 772 but just recently got downgraded to a 763... Why would they send a 77W there? I would absolutely LOVE it if they did, but I just don't see it realistically happening...
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:21 pm

Quoting AAplat4life (Reply 19):
I wonder, however, if for travel to Chile and Argentina if connections through LAX on LAN are available. Would seem to make more sense.

On LAN connections between EZE, LIM and SCL and ICN, HKG and NRT are available via LAX. Connections between SCL and HKG are available via AKL, connections between LIM and HKG and soon HND are available via SFO. Connections between SCL and LIM and HKG and NRT are available via JFK. However, Brazil does not really benefit from the connections at LAX and SFO. AA and LATAM combined at MIA could certainly link Japan to multiple destinations in Brazil, besides just GIG and GRU. Not to mention that there are multiple daily flights to MIA from BOG, EZE, GIG, GRU, GYE, LIM, SCL, UIO, etc. that are not available at any other airport in North America.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:49 pm

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 7):
It is possible that they could do DFW-NRT with the 773

AA 61/175 DFW-NRT on a 77W can probably be loaded with extra freight. Those routes used to go out full in years past, not sure about today. Seats were usually full too, in all classes.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:29 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 18):
AA should consider launching MIA-NRT since MIA needs a non-stop service to Asia. At MIA, the service would offer connections between Japan and a plethora of destinations in Latin America; especially Brazil and Perú!

AA already provides a Brazil and Peru connection to Tokyo via DFW.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 pm

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 23):
AA already provides a Brazil and Peru connection to Tokyo via DFW.

AA currently operates DFW-GIG 3x weekly and DFW-GRU daily. Also, American Airlines has not operated between DFW and LIM for over a decade.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:46 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 24):
AA currently operates DFW-GIG 3x weekly and DFW-GRU daily. Also, American Airlines has not operated between DFW and LIM for over a decade.

That may it be, MIA-NRT would not be a good use of the 77W. It would be an excellent 787 route.

Realistically its fun to talk about all the new and exciting places AA could fly with the 77W, but remember that were dealing with American Airlines. More than likely we will see it on JFK-LHR, DFW-NRT, and MIA-GRU as opposed to routes like DFW-HKG, MIA-JNB, or MIA-NRT.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:54 pm

When AA gets the first few 77Ws one important aspect will be to build pilot experience with the type. JFK-LHR seems the right route to get started for this reason. ULH just won't get enough pilots through take-offs and landings quickly enough.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:59 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 25):
Realistically its fun to talk about all the new and exciting places AA could fly with the 77W, but remember that were dealing with American Airlines. More than likely we will see it on JFK-LHR, DFW-NRT, and MIA-GRU as opposed to routes like DFW-HKG, MIA-JNB, or MIA-NRT.

Hopefully American Airlines will not continue its ultra conservative route planning if AA even emerges from Chapter 11 with-in the next 18 months. If AA continues to do so, AA will not be able to survive against both UA and DL, with a diminished network that is not truly global.
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:04 pm

I'm flying NRT-JFK in June 2012, currently scheduled as 772. I guess I have no chance to get a 773...  

Does the current 772 have a nice cabin? I see they have a 2-5-2 seat setup in coach. How about the IFE? It is a 13h flight, the second longest flight (after FRA-EZE) I've ever been on.

Quoting laca773 (Reply 12):
This is the most premium heavy market, internationally, AA serves, albeit, not a longhaul flight, technically as they make it a good portion of the year in six hours or less.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:05 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 27):
Hopefully American Airlines will not continue its ultra conservative route planning if AA even emerges from Chapter 11 with-in the next 18 months. If AA continues to do so, AA will not be able to survive against both UA and DL, with a diminished network that is not truly global.

It's quite possible that AA wanted to, but could not start certain routes because their high, uncompetitive costs would make these routes unprofitable whereas competitors could fly these same routes profitably. If this is the case, then I would certainly expect AA to start some new routes/cities that they will be able to profitably serve after restructuring their costs through the bankruptcy process.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:17 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 27):
Hopefully American Airlines will not continue its ultra conservative route planning if AA even emerges from Chapter 11 with-in the next 18 months. If AA continues to do so, AA will not be able to survive against both UA and DL, with a diminished network that is not truly global.

We will just have to wait and see if AA's mindset changes with chapter 11. I still think JFK-LHR, DFW-NRT, and MIA-GRU are the most viable cannidates initially for 773 service. Since all three are premium heavy and are some of AA's top preforming international routes.

What the arrival of the 773 will do is free up 772's to start routes that are currently served with a 763. MIA-GIG and DFW-EZE would be good canidates.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:28 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 28):
I'm flying NRT-JFK in June 2012, currently scheduled as 772. I guess I have no chance to get a 773...

Does the current 772 have a nice cabin? I see they have a 2-5-2 seat setup in coach. How about the IFE? It is a 13h flight, the second longest flight (after FRA-EZE) I've ever been on.

Its not that bad - The IFE is a looping system but has programs starting every 15 minutes so you don't have to wait too long for your film or TV program to begin. Its a far cry from AVOD and I imagine what the new planes will be getting but its passable.
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Back to the topic, I imagine it makes sense for AA to use their newest planes on the shorter routes whilst they get delivery if not only to get the teething issues associated with a new product sorted, as well as to be competitive with the other airlines on the important routes to LHR.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:16 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 30):
We will just have to wait and see if AA's mindset changes with chapter 11. I still think JFK-LHR, DFW-NRT, and MIA-GRU are the most viable cannidates initially for 773 service. Since all three are premium heavy and are some of AA's top preforming international routes.

Just a thought, but as-is it seems like AA's current 772 configuration is too F-heavy. So, wouldn't it make sense to keep the 772s on premium-heavy routes where there is actually a demand for F (DFW-NRT, MIA-EZE, JFK-LHR) and utilize the 773 for the higher density routes?

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 30):
What the arrival of the 773 will do is free up 772's to start routes that are currently served with a 763. MIA-GIG and DFW-EZE would be good canidates.

I know for sure DFW-EZE went 772 for a few summers, and I believe MIA-GIG did for awhile as well. Were these reverted back to 763s in order to start the new PEK flights?

And of course, MIA-SCL remains a 763 when the upgauge from 2008 to a 772 never materialized
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:26 pm

Quoting rjm777ual (Reply 9):
How many 77w's are AA receiving anyway? I've heard 3 and 5 but i'm not quite sure.
Quoting qf002 (Reply 13):
According to the latest press releases from AA it's 10.

aerotransport.org says 9: 3 in 2012, 5 in 2013 and 1 on 1014. The 9th was a recent conversion from the outstanding order for 7x 772ER's. I suspect the remaining 6x 772ER's will not be delivered as such and will likely be converted to further 773ER orders.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:11 pm

I might add DFW and TPE just signed a sister airport agreement and DFW put out a release talking about how they were hoping for air service... perhaps DFW-TPE on the 77W 2 or 3 x a week?

Of course, I have no idea of current pax numbers from DFW to TPE on any routing, so I'm just dreaming up an idea here with no idea if its even called for or viable.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:14 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 30):
We will just have to wait and see if AA's mindset changes with chapter 11. I still think JFK-LHR, DFW-NRT, and MIA-GRU are the most viable cannidates initially for 773 service. Since all three are premium heavy and are some of AA's top preforming international routes.

The only question I'd have about the 77W on MIA-GRU is whether AA would be willing to have it sitting around all day on the ground.

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 30):
What the arrival of the 773 will do is free up 772's to start routes that are currently served with a 763. MIA-GIG and DFW-EZE would be good canidates.

DFW-MAD and DFW-FRA may also be good choices for newly refurbed 772s if they indeed do go with smaller F cabins.

Quoting yyz717 (Reply 33):
aerotransport.org says 9: 3 in 2012, 5 in 2013 and 1 on 1014. The 9th was a recent conversion from the outstanding order for 7x 772ER's. I suspect the remaining 6x 772ER's will not be delivered as such and will likely be converted to further 773ER orders.

AA's official press release says 10, AA.com says 10, and on the other AA 77W post on a.net there's a delivery schedule already listed for 10. I'd say 10 is the final answer ... LOL.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:51 pm

Quoting crAAzy (Reply 35):
The only question I'd have about the 77W on MIA-GRU is whether AA would be willing to have it sitting around all day on the ground.

Good point.

Quoting crAAzy (Reply 35):
DFW-MAD and DFW-FRA may also be good choices for newly refurbed 772s if they indeed do go with smaller F cabins.

True. Also for consideration is replacing DFW-MAD with an IB aircraft. The cabin configuration is better than the AA 772s or 763s for this route. IB is also revamping their product.

Quoting gdg9 (Reply 34):
I might add DFW and TPE just signed a sister airport agreement and DFW put out a release talking about how they were hoping for air service... perhaps DFW-TPE on the 77W 2 or 3 x a week?

Of course, I have no idea of current pax numbers from DFW to TPE on any routing, so I'm just dreaming up an idea here with no idea if its even called for or viable.

While in theory this sounds nice, DFW airport execs tend to talk ambitiously. This, plus knowing AA, I'd put my money elsewhere haha.
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:29 pm

Since this is AA we are talking about, I would not expect the first 77W route to stay 77W. I suspect that the first one will be DFW-LHR, just because DFW is the main hub. But keep in mind that AA's primary gateways to LHR have been, and will continue to be, JFK and ORD. In a sense, these are ill-suited for the 77W given the BA code sharing relationship and the amount of flights. These routes are about frequencies, plain and simple. However, AA may needs its most competitive product out of JFK, and that would argue well for the 77W here.
 
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:55 pm

We must keep in mind that as the 77W starts to come in, and due to AA's recent emphasis on its premium product, the 772 may be going thru its own cabin reconfiguration program to bring it up to par with its big sister............ There are probably major changes to the 772 in store.
 
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:37 pm

I would imagine the 773 is going to see heavy use on the NRT routes, especially LAX-NRT and ORD-NRT. I would also bet JFK-NRT is a good guess for a 773 route. My thinking is that any route where either UA or DL uses 747s on is a likely route for AA to use their 773s on. LHR I could see being flown out of ORD as well. I would also wonder if PVG is a potential candidate. I don't know if AA flies there from ORD...I'm pretty sure they do from LAX. What I'm actually even more intrigued by is why AA didn't consider the 772LR. It could have potentially flow MIA-NRT nonstop. Then again, since AA is in bankruptcy, I would think that retiring the MD-80s and 762s would be a fairly big priority. Is there a possibility these two aircraft types could be rushed into retirement?
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Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:40 pm

Quoting Thrust (Reply 39):
I would imagine the 773 is going to see heavy use on the NRT routes, especially LAX-NRT and ORD-NRT.

If an NRT route got a 77W, it would be DFW. Its the best NRT preforming route for AA.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:43 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 25):
That may it be, MIA-NRT would not be a good use of the 77W. It would be an excellent 787 route.

I much rather see a JAL 787, but I'm hearing AA is seriously contemplating it because it feels it will have no problem filling Y with Japanese tourists. Over 150,000 Japanese tourist visit Florida each year, usually using MCO as the gateway airport, but visiting both Orlando and Miami, as well as the Everglades.
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:51 pm

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 40):

I would probably have to assume that DFW functions best because its AA's main hub and they have the least competition from other airlines there?
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RE: American 773 Routes

Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:52 pm

Quoting AAplat4life (Reply 37):
In a sense, these are ill-suited for the 77W given the BA code sharing relationship and the amount of flights. These routes are about frequencies, plain and simple

What is your logic for saying that on LHR-JFK? As most BA LHR-JFK frequencies are B744s, increasing the size of AA contribution (assuming the traffic is there) to the code share should result in more money to them.

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RE: American 773 Routes

Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:15 am

Quoting Thrust (Reply 42):
I would probably have to assume that DFW functions best because its AA's main hub and they have the least competition from other airlines there?

It probably has more to do with competition. We only have Korean Air besides AA flying to Asia. Whatever the total reason, DFW-NRT is AA's best preforming transpac route.

Quoting mah4546 (Reply 41):
I much rather see a JAL 787, but I'm hearing AA is seriously contemplating it because it feels it will have no problem filling Y with Japanese tourists. Over 150,000 Japanese tourist visit Florida each year, usually using MCO as the gateway airport, but visiting both Orlando and Miami, as well as the Everglades.

I would love to see that as well. MIA-NRT is one of those routes that would fare nicely on a 787.
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