Did AA Just Drop LAX To HND/NRT ?

Old Sep 6, 22, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Raralith View Post
Woah, my wife and I were about to do the same except for February 2023, but we didn't have a plan if Japan didn't fully open by then. May I ask what your plan is if Japan doesn't open by March? Book new tickets somewhere else and roll the SWU's?
I honestly dont have a backup plan.

I guess I like to live dangerously.haha
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Old Sep 6, 22, 11:52 am
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so hopefully AA will run the flight for the transfer traffic even if Japan is still not fully open.
I hope LAX-HND returns, too, but a quick look at a few dates in November shows wide-open seat maps. Unless I picked outlier dates, AA will be losing big money flying almost-empty planes.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post
I will likely have connections before and after that would make AA169 crucial to my itinerary, hence my question. I have no doubts AA would be willing to rebook or reroute me, but it would make my itinerary quite inconvenient.
JL just updated their schedules through the end of the year, and for transit traffic to some SE Asian cities, the connection times at HND are indeed going to be quite extensive without some of the AA LAX-HND frequencies
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Old Sep 9, 22, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by Raralith View Post
Woah, my wife and I were about to do the same except for February 2023, but we didn't have a plan if Japan didn't fully open by then. May I ask what your plan is if Japan doesn't open by March? Book new tickets somewhere else and roll the SWU's?
You do know, don't you, that tourists from the USA are no longer required to be part of an organized guided tour group? There are still some steps you're required to follow, but you can travel independently now. Check details in the Japan destination forum, where there's a very active thread discussing these very recent changes.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
You do know, don't you, that tourists from the USA are no longer required to be part of an organized guided tour group? There are still some steps you're required to follow, but you can travel independently now. Check details in the Japan destination forum, where there's a very active thread discussing these very recent changes.
Holy smokes, thank you so much! Looks like we'll be doing a LOT of reading on the EFRS thread as we really wanted to go to Tokyo.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 6:28 pm
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I hope LAX-HND returns, too, but a quick look at a few dates in November shows wide-open seat maps. Unless I picked outlier dates, AA will be losing big money flying almost-empty planes.
I found out AA adjusted the schedule of AA169/LAXHND in early Nov. by a few min. in late Aug. Given they bothered with that, I hope they plan to operate it.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 2:05 am
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LAX-HND is listed on p. 2, p. 3, and the last page of https://www.aacargo.com/downloads/sc...le_v3_2022.pdf. The resumption should be confirmed then.
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Old Sep 20, 22, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post
LAX-HND is listed on p. 2, p. 3, and the last page of https://www.aacargo.com/downloads/sc...le_v3_2022.pdf. The resumption should be confirmed then.
I am leaving March 1 for retirement vacation. It looks like Japan will open up completely soon.
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Old Sep 22, 22, 12:42 pm
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Look like Japan is reopening without tour groups/arrival caps October 11, 2022!

​​​​​​https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...order-opening/
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Old Sep 22, 22, 2:54 pm
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I have an LAX-HND-BKK/SIN-HND-LAX trip during Thanksgiving week. Has been booked for ages.
With the news of Japan opening up, my 5hr layover at HND on the way to BKK may now mean a quick ride into town - at 5am...just because I can!
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Old Sep 22, 22, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by oskibear View Post
i have an lax-hnd-bkk/sin-hnd-lax trip during thanksgiving week. Has been booked for ages.
With the news of japan opening up, my 5hr layover at hnd on the way to bkk may now mean a quick ride into town - at 5am...just because i can!
Eat all the sushi!
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