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Still no intention to serve Australia, American Airlines reaffirms

Boeing 777-300ERs to American, yes. To Australia, no. American Airlines has reaffirmed it has no intention to fly its own aircraft to Australia.The carrier’s comments follow a remark to Executive Road Warrior that its forthcoming Boeing 777-300ER aircraft had the range to operate routes like Los Angeles to Sydney. That acknowledgement sent speculation into overdrive […]

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American Airlines argues why it should not serve Australia

American Airlines will next year start taking delivery of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, above, but the carrier says it will not fly them to Australia. Image: Boeing American Airlines says its suboptimal long-haul fleet and pilot contract restrictions prohibit it flying to Australia.The oneworld partner discussed its network strategy in its application to the US Department […]

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Qantas: We’re at a disadvantage on the trans-Pacific

Photograph: AirSpace user afkabruce98 I wish I could unite Brett Godfrey and Scott Swift so I could watch their jaws drop at Qantas claiming that with a 37% trans-Pacific market share last year, the largest of any airline or alliance, it is at a competitive disadvantage.The disclosure was made in Qantas’s and American Airlines’ application […]

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Should the Qantas-AA application be approved?

The crux of Qantas and AA’s joint business agreement (JBA) application is if the two carriers should be granted greater leveraging power by being able to coordinate prices and capacity. Everything else in the application, which the carriers are eager to talk up, can be done without approval, and even without approval Qantas and AA […]

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Proposed Qantas-AA deal pulls wool over investors’ eyes

Although passengers will see gains if Qantas receives approval of of its joint business agreement (JBA) to “reinvigorate” its partnership with American Airlines, the main beneficiary will be Qantas investors and stakeholders because the application shows that Qantas is finally doing something.(See related post: should the JBA be approved?)From the four years since Virgin Blue […]

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Better Late Than Never

The Australian Department of Defence announced that five ATC officers have arrived in Haiti, nearly a month after US ATC aid arrived. Their arrival is a few days shy of American Airlines resuming commercial flights on the 19th, the first carrier to do so.You readers had a debate about the merits of John Travolta sending […]

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