I really wish AA would announce MIA-JNB. JNB is THE #1 market on the Africa continent and DL has said previously that ATL-JNB was their most profitable route in their entire network (DL is charging $10-20k per Delta One suite) because there was NO competition to Africa.
This. Back in the day SAA flew the route and it worked. They moved up to MCO and then ATL (or other way round?) but there is still a demand for Latin/Carib/South Florida traffic to SA. I hoped that when AA brought the 787 to MIA it might soon pop up. I know they will have issues with the unions on crew rest and what not, but if they can spare a 789 for atm 3x weekly (which im sure would jump to daily very quickly) I believe it would make them $$$$
It should be able to carry some cargo to which would help right?
The route would be shorter than DFW-HKG, there shouldn't be any crew issues anymore.
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