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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:51 pm

Quoting kann123air (Reply 47):
Before the introduction of the 744 on LAX-JFK-LAX, was the A332 on the route an 'orphaned' one? Or did it fly back to Australia every night?

It operated MEL-AKL-LAX-JFK-LAX-AKL-MEL
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:52 pm

Quoting IslandRob (Reply 48):
Press conference with Qantas. Interesting.

Yep, sounds bigger than just AA starting service to Australia.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:54 pm

Table is set.




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Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:57 pm

I'm hearing AA will launch flights to Australia with the 77W.
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:57 pm

Quoting PDX88 (Reply 51):
Yep, sounds bigger than just AA starting service to Australia.

Was thinking the same.
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:57 pm

I'm a bit surprised at LAX-SYD, and disappointed it's not quite as outside the box as some of the other rumors that were floated around such as MIA-South Africa/Japan, a return to India or Taiwan, some other unique longhaul destination like a DFW/ORD/LAX-CAN or PHL-AMM, or a new route spurred by a new alliance partner like PHL-CMN. Alas, as an AA FFer I guess I'm stuck bowing down to the power of the almighty LHR for most things.

Neither AA nor US ever seems to color outside the lines as much as DL does, and AA's cornerstone strategy always struck me as exceedingly risk averse.
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:01 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 52):

What AA model is on the desk? Looks like a 787.

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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:01 pm

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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:01 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 56):

777-300ER
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:02 pm

Dec 17th starts LAX-SYD
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:02 pm

LAX-SYD starting Dec 17th!
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:02 pm

Yep. Confirmed LAX-SYD on Dec 17 2015
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm

Qantas is resuming service to SFO.
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 58):
777-300ER

thanks. They confirmed it just now.

Is there two of you 'Miami' ? I thought I saw a Venezuela flag at one point.

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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm

3-class 77W for LAX-SYD, just as expected.
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:04 pm

77W will operate LAX-SYD
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 62):
Qantas is resuming service to SFO.

ah ha! both my guesses came true then.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:07 pm

Woah, QF restarting SYD-SFO!
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:07 pm

Quoting PDX88 (Reply 67):
Woah, QF restarting SYD-SFO!

Great to see, UA needs the competition!
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:08 pm

SFO: 6x weekly on 747. Is AA's new 77W flight freeing up the planes for SFO?
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:10 pm

Quoting CalTex (Reply 69):
Is AA's new 77W flight freeing up the planes for SFO?

Yes. Win Win.

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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:13 pm

Haha someone brought up QR leaving OW
 
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Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:15 pm

Quoting rta (Reply 71):
Haha someone brought up QR leaving OW

And another one lol
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:16 pm

Quoting crazytoaster (Reply 72):
And another one lol

Doug's getting annoyed. Why are people trying to derail this announcement with other completely unrelated issues?
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:18 pm

QF will operate go from 2 daily (1 A388 and 1 744) to daily A380 and 3 weekly 744 on SYD-LAX
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:19 pm

It's amazing how an announcement on US>AU flights quickly went to the US3 v. ME3 issues.

[Edited 2015-06-09 12:33:45]
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:19 pm

Will AA be taking any additional 77W's before this December?
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:23 pm

Quoting CalTex (Reply 64):
3-class 77W for LAX-SYD,
Quoting PDX88 (Reply 67):
QF restarting SYD-SFO!

Epic win!

Quoting rta (Reply 71):
Haha someone brought up QR leaving OW

That thought sounds absurd to me. QR barely joined oneWorld, so why leave after such a short time?
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:24 pm

I'd love to see whether DL/VA or UA would put in some competitive response to this.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:24 pm

So an increase of 9 weekly flights. Good news for customers, although I'm just glad this was actually a meaningful announcement instead of a false alarm.

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 75):

I know, and literally on the first question too.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Quoting qf789 (Reply 74):

Wonder what this means to the daily service to JFK?
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:28 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 76):
Will AA be taking any additional 77W's before this December?

AA still has three 77Ws on order; not sure if they're coming prior to December.

http://www.planespotters.net/Product...&type=777&fleet=5432&fleetStatus=3
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:29 pm

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 75):
UAE3 issues.

ME3, QR isn't based in the UAE.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 77):
That thought sounds absurd to me. QR barely joined oneWorld, so why leave after such a short time?

Just empty threats, QR isn't going anywhere.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Quoting planetime (Reply 80):
Wonder what this means to the daily service to JFK?

Qantas passengers will transfer to American 321T service.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Press conference is over.


As expected, nothing surprising.
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:34 pm

Haha had to love the guy asking Doug, "Is Qatar wanting to leave Oneworld because of the increased partnership between AA and Qantas"
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:35 pm

Quoting PDX88 (Reply 82):
ME3, QR isn't based in the UAE.

Ah, yes, typo on my part.

Honestly, nothing game changing, but good news nonetheless. With the twitter hints, it was easy to assume what the announcement would entail.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:37 pm

Just curious, not that this would ever happen but would AA be able to do a wet lease on the QF 744 JFK-LAX with their crews and pilots and sell it JFK-LAX. I would love to be able to fly that and it goes out with a ton of empty seats everyday. Except for the J cabin, the 32T is a disappointment IMO.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:03 pm

http://c.hub.aa.com/images/newsroom/AAQFtails_hero.jpg



Yeah, "live from Miami" but no MIA news!   




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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:12 pm

Quoting Miami (Reply 84):
As expected, nothing surprising.

I was surprised by QF to SFO personally.

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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:36 pm

Ugh..... Not very exciting to me at all. Even having roots in Texas I've just found this announcement to be quite boring. Another US carrier to SYD. Last year I specifically chose and flew on AAs new 777 to LHR and found the overall experience to be less then positive so hearing about the news just wasn't very exciting. It would have been more exciting maybe using the B787 I think. Or even better maybe they should have leased a Qantas 747 and painted it up in their new colours.....now that would have been cool..... 
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:50 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 89):
I was surprised by QF to SFO personally.

Why? One not-so-good turn deserves another... and another... and apparently another, so it seems.  
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Dumb fcukers. I was *so* hoping it would be AKL-LAX. How many more years do I have to travel to LAX via SYD?? (I refuse to go NZ. Real estate agents and used car salesmen have more financial ethics)
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:02 pm

Where is the link I the current event taking place in Los Angeles, the pacific hub announcement
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:29 pm

While I think it's quite cool, they totally gave it away with their Twitter. It should have been more subtle!
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Quoting Continental (Reply 94):
While I think it's quite cool, they totally gave it away with their Twitter. It should have been more subtle!

Are you kidding? The purpose of the press conference isn't to surprise people its to tell the most target customers possible about a new offering. By tweeting the picture you get an entire continent of people interested in an AA press conference who otherwise would have had zero interest.

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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Quoting gasman (Reply 92):
(I refuse to go NZ. Real estate agents and used car salesmen have more financial ethics)

Why would you backtrack and add almost 10 hours to an already really long flight when you can take Fiji instead, they even sometimes offer free NAN stopovers, at least for fares originating the US.
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:23 pm

Why do they have an A320 tail in a pic about LAX-SYD?

Quoting hh65man (Reply 90):
Ugh..... Not very exciting to me at all. Even having roots in Texas I've just found this announcement to be quite boring. Another US carrier to SYD.

The exciting part is watching AA's LAX hub grow. If AA can manage AKL, ICN, HKG, and PEK, they will have the most comprehensive route network from LAX.

Quoting gasman (Reply 92):
I was *so* hoping it would be AKL-LAX.

Did you not hear Parker's statement about AKL? I have a feeling we could see AKL announced within a year.

Quote:

American chief executive Doug Parker said flying to New Zealand was "certainly a viable opportunity" for his airline. "It is a matter of aircraft availability," he said. American will receive two more new 777s this year and two more next year.
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:00 pm

Quoting afcjets (Reply 96):
Why would you backtrack and add almost 10 hours to an already really long flight when you can take Fiji instead, they even sometimes offer free NAN stopovers, at least for fares originating the US

Yeah good point. The last time I looked at this option it was only minimally cheaper with a not very convenient connection. I may look again. The last couple of times I've gone QF via SYD, which as you say has added some travel time; but is cheaper, better aircraft, better service and I'm getting something which I consider to be appropriate value for money.

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 97):
Did you not hear Parker's statement about AKL? I have a feeling we could see AKL announced within a year.

We in New Zealand have been teased so often with the imminent possibility of the return of US carriers since UA departed........ I'll believe it when I see it. (And PS - to any USA airline execs out there - if you come back, I will *fly* with you, not simply use you to bring prices down then keep flying NZ  Smile)

[Edited 2015-06-09 16:23:08]

[Edited 2015-06-09 16:37:12]
 
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RE: AA To Make Important Announcement On 6-9-15 - Pt 2

Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:08 am

The official announcement is now available here: Official: AA LAX-SYD/QF SFO-SYD (by commavia Jun 9 2015 in Civil Aviation)

This thread will be locked as the announcement has been made.

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