AMERICAN AIRLINES: Returning to Australia in October and with First Class from December 2022
Having suspended flights between the USA and Australia back on 4 May 2022 due to a shortage of available suitable aircraft, American Airlines is now scheduling the recommencement of the Los Angeles – Sydney route from 26 October 2022. It looks like this is a positioning flight so it can commence with a Sydney to Los Angeles flight on Saturday 29 October. Flights currently scheduled are:
- AA72 11:15 departure from Sydney – 14-hours to Los Angeles, arriving 07:05 same day
- AA73 23:15 departure from LAX – 15-hours to Sydney, arriving 08:05 two days later
AA will initially deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the route, but from December 16, there is a larger, First Class cabined Boeing 777-300ER scheduled on the route according to ET.
With American Airlines recommencing flights across the pacific, that gives us nearly a full complement of USA airlines flying to our east coast from the American west coast, including United (Virgin Australia’s new international partner) and Delta non-stop, and Hawaiian via Hawaii.
When American changes to the 777-300ER, their Business cabin will increase from 30 seats on the Dreamliner to 52, plus 8 first class suites for a stylish ride.