Thursday 30 September 2021

American Airlines returns to Sydney

AMERICAN AIRLINES B777-323 N726AN (MSN 31550)     File Photo

American Airlines is headed back to Sydney, with the Oneworld member and Qantas partner now scheduling the return of its Los Angeles-Sydney route from early January 2022.

This will come four months after the US carrier suspended the long-standing flights at the end of August 2021 "due to the ongoing travel restrictions" sparked by Covid-19, an American Airlines spokesman said.

But with the worst of those days behind us, American Airlines has set a course back onto the trans-Pacific corridor. The daily flight, AA73, will depart LA on the 4th January 2022 at 22.50, arriving in Sydney on the 6th January at 07.00. The return leg from Sydney, AA72, departs on the 6th January at 09.55 arriving back in LA at 06.00 on the same day.

American's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be assigned to the 14-15 hour trek, with plenty of variety for how you fly: from 30 lie-flat business class berths to 21 premium economy recliners and 234 economy seats, 36 of which have extra legroom.

United Airlines has continued flying its Boeing 787s between Sydney and Los Angeles throughout the pandemic, Delta Air Lines' Airbus A350 also remains a regular fixture between the two cities.

Qantas will resume daily Sydney-Los Angeles and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights from the 18th December. 

Singapore, London and Los Angeles all headline the airline's overseas return from December, with daily flights – mostly on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – and Qantas is planning to reopen its lounges at those destinations.

Jetsetters can also look forward to taking off for Vancouver, Tokyo, Fiji and Honolulu in the days following. Hong Kong, San Francisco and Dallas/Forth Worth are back on the map from the week commencing the 14th February 2022 – Qantas has decided to permanently close its popular Hong Kong lounge. 

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