Rumor: Auckland and Abu Dhabi announcement

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  1. A330US

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    Welp. Guess no updates on this situation lol
     
  2. MAH4546

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    Why the "lol?"
     
    77W, mid/late-2016.
     
    Be patient. 
     
  3. A330US

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    Interesting...Anything in the pipeline for PHX/CLT ?
     
  4. MAH4546

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    In terms of long-haul? Nope. PMUS hubs won't be seeing an love.
     
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  5. eolesen

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    I'll take your word for it, Mark, but it's an odd pick by itself. There has to be a little more to the story that we're not seeing yet.
     
  6. FWAAA

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    AUH still makes no sense to me unless it's accompanied by an announcement of a joint venture along with an application for antitrust immunity.  If that happens, then flying to Abu Dhabi wouldn't sound so bizarre.  
     
  7. MAH4546

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    And that's exactly the rumor - it will be accompanied by the announcement of a JBA with Etihad; and I assume if such JBA terms cannot be reached, AA won't fly to AUH. 
     
  8. USFlyer

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    Would this be sort of a "if you can't beat em, join em" JBA?  Seems strange given all the rhetoric of late.
     
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    Given all the problems in the mid-east, does it make sense for AA to fly to there? 
     
    I realize that UAE is not the hell hole that is Syria, or Iraq or northern Africa.  But at the same time Sharm el Sheik was a relatively calm hotspot for Europeans to get a sun tan and get laid by an exotic stud and/or babe.  Now if the reports are accurate that a ISIS bomb brought down the Russian A321, it now means that yet another terror group has the capability to make bombs to bring down airliners.  Nothing makes a nicer target for them than a shiny jet with the words AMERICAN plastered along the fuselage.
     
  12. 700UW

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    Actually there has been trouble in the Sinai for a while.
     
  13. eolesen

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    Seems that over the last 3000+ years, there have been fewer years in the Sinai without trouble than there have been with trouble...
     
  14. MAH4546

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    Auckland is being announced tomorrow. 
     
    This put's LAX's long-schedule at eight daily flights to six cities; and I expect will be seeing a 7th (in Asia) soon enough. 
     
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    Looks like it  :D
     
     
    Indeed - pretty impressive to see how far AA has come at LAX.
     
     
    Place your bets!  ICN?  PEK?  Maybe even HKG?
     

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