AA Applies to DOT to fly LAX-GRU and ORD-GRU

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  1. DestinationDavid
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    RT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly additional United States – Brazil frequencies beginning in 2013 and 2014. American will use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from its Los Angeles and Chicago hubs to Sao Paulo, expanding the airline's Latin American network footprint to provide even greater choices to its customers.

    Pending government approvals, American proposes to begin new service between Los Angeles and Sao Paulo in late 2013 and Chicago O'Hare and Sao Paulo in late 2014.

    "American is committed to expanding its presence throughout Brazil to match customer demand in this extremely important and growing market," said Chuck Schubert, American's Vice President – Network Planning. "With these additional frequencies, we will offer more options to travel between Brazil and the United States enabling our customers to connect through our growing global network."
     
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    It seems AA is destined to become Latin America/South America giants with measly offerings elsewhere
     
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    I think it's way too early in the game to taking that stance.

    AA's strength is south of the border, and it's likely it'll continue to be so in the years to come. They've made it clear they intend to make a larger foot print across the globe with their route map in the next few years. Solidifying your foothold in your cash cow before attempting more adventureous routes makes sense when emerging from bankruptcy.
     
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    Doesn't UA actually haven more flights to Mexico then AA?
     
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    LAX-GRU will need the 787 or 773. Those two are the only ones that could do the 6700NM flights plus reserves with full loads. RG had these routes but today only KL flies them. It's great that AA will finally join the fray. Now I hope they'll add LAX-GIG, but that should be before the World Cup.
     
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    I think you mean KE, not KL. :)
     
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    I do. I did. KE it is GRU-LAX-ICN KE62 B77W
     
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    Sure, maybe. If I'm free later tonight I might add the flights up to see. Why focus on just one country though?
     
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    I'll be on the first flight from GRU to LAX! These were very good news David! Thank you!
     
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    Glad they are adding anything from LAX to an intl destination. Makes sense to head in that direction, as SA is booming. Now a few more european spots from lax and one I doubt, but would love India from the west coast, if possible with the 773.
     
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    If only they can consolidate and make AA / TBIT terminals better LAX would be a good intl connecting hub to go through.

     
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    I so miss the ORD DEL route and would really love a LAX DEL. But at ~8000m I am not sure it is a viable route given that there is no OW hub at DEL/BOM.
     
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    Indian population is pretty large in the US. Someone has to be making profits from these routes, why can't AA partake? Or.. maybe there is no profit in flights to/from India??
     
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    Jet Airways to SFO didn't last very long despite the large Indian population in the Bay Area.
     
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    The difference between the range of the 777-200ER and 777-300ER is almost insignificantly small. I could see some routes opening/reopening once AA removes the F seats from the 772s for sure, some routes cannot support the 772's current 16 F seats and 37 J seats, but could support the overall fewer premium seats that will come with the 772 reconfiguration. AA also still has a handful of 772s on order as well in addition to the 773s, so, even with the DFW-ICN announcement taking some 772s, there is still some room for expansion/restarts.
     
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    Does anyone know the most, if any profitable route to India from the US?
     
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    Just because you have a population of people looking to go back and forth between two spots doesn't mean that an airline can operate the route profitably, particularly if that traffic is mostly VFR.
     
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    How many J seats will the reconfigured 772s have?
     
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    What's VFR? Visual Flight Rules? (that's what Milepoint's dictionary suggests) Virulent Foot Rot? (no, I am not making that up) Ah, perhaps Visiting Friends and Family?
     
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    Yes, visiting friends and relatives. LINK.

    Though virulent foot rot does sound like something that would cause me to get on a plane and flee!
     
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    And next…CWB/MIA !!!
     
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    Well, it seems AA will begin a delayed service then announced regarding GRU-LAX route. Their flights 215 and 216 are schedule to commence service on December 17th with the new configuration of the B772.
     

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