|Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 55):|
It actually looks to compliment CX's schedule very well, even though they don't have an ATI/can't coordinate schedules.
As expected - this schedule does, indeed, seem to compliment Cathay's existing flights well. Similar to the relationship with Alaska when AA
, while these two airlines cannot outright collude (no antitrust immunity), one is clearly signaling to the other that by spacing out their respective flights to offer a complimentary schedule, they can therefore continue to offer the most comprehensive schedule in the market.
That being said, I, too, am a bit nonplussed by the schedule. While it seems optimal for 2-way connectivity on the HKG
end, it seems quite suboptimal from a connectivity (if not aircraft scheduling) standpoint on the LAX
end, with many markets requiring very long layovers to connect to these flights (if 2-way connections are even possible at all). Plus, as already said, that 0155 departure is extremely late - believe it will actually be the latest scheduled departure out of LAX
. I recognize the slot and competitive considerations, but I was hoping for a somewhat tighter schedule enabled by a shifting of the DFW
schedule, something like:
1045 1555 HKG
(in line with the PVG
and first NRT
1755 1615 LAX
Nonetheless, awesome - and impressive - to see AA
continuing to expand and develop its nonstop U.S.-Asia network.