American Airlines to Launch New Service from Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda

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American Airlines announced that they would be launching new non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Haneda onboard their Boeing 787 -8 Dreamliner beginning Feb. 11, 2016.

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Per American Airlines,

“American Airlines will offer customers daily, year-round, nonstop service to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) from its trans Pacific gateway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning Feb. 11, 2016. Customers can book travel on the new route starting Sunday, Nov. 8. American recently secured takeoff and landing time slots at Haneda Airport from the Japanese aviation authorities, which will allow the commencement of the flight.
The new service will operate on the following daily schedule (all times local):
Departs LAX at 6 p.m.
Arrives at HND at 11 p.m. the following day
Departs HND at 1:30 a.m.
Arrives at LAX at 6:20 p.m.
The LAX-HND flight will be operated with American’s stateofart Boeing 7878 Dreamliner. Arranged in a twoclass cabin configuration, American’s 7878 features 28 fully lieflat Business Class seats, 48 Main Cabin Extra seats and 150 Main Cabin seats. The aircraft is equipped with satellite WiFi to keep customers connected while traveling internationally. Every seat features HD Panasonic touchscreen monitors with a variety of entertainment options, as well as universal AC power outlets and a USB jack.”
Bottom Line
American Airlines will be competing with Delta Air Lines who also offers non-stop service between Los Angeles and Tokyo-Haneda. All Nippon Airways also flies from LAX to both Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita.
What do you think of American’s newly announced service? 

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  1. Disagree with the negative comments on timing.

    One of the best timings AA could have asked for given the current constraints. This flight is designed for O&D. Leaves LA late and offers a different timing opportunity which I welcome.

    Morning arrivals into HND are possible, but the plane sits all day which can be avoided by the Japanese carriers but not the US ones. Much more efficient to do a quick turnaround. Sure the connections aren’t great at HND but that was never the point. Connections are available at narita where connecting travelers don’t care how far they are away from central Tokyo.

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