United, American Airlines eye direct flights to Auckland
IN BRIEF | American Airlines and United Airlines are considering launching direct flights between the USA and New Zealand, potentially busting the Air New Zealand monopoly and giving Qantas travellers a US-via-Auckland option for stateside flights.
United - reportedly considering flights from San Francisco to Auckland using 787s
American Airlines - reportedly running numbers on Los Angeles-Auckland
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[Edited 2015-03-01 15:48:40]