American Airlines' new flights between Los Angeles and Sydney are now on sale, with the first service taking off on December 17 from the US, and December 19 from Australia.
Flight AA72 will depart Sydney at noon each day to reach Los Angeles at 6.50am the same morning.
Flight AA73 is wheels-up from LAX at 9.50pm to arrive in Sydney at 7.55am two days later.
The new flights will operate on American's flagship Boeing 777-300ER, which Qantas says will replace four of its Boeing 747 Sydney-LAX flights per week and one Boeing 747 Melbourne–LAX service per week.
It'll be the first time American Airlines has flown to Australia since 1992 – and the airline's Boeing 777-300ER is quite an eye-catcher, finished in American's "silver bird" livery of silver mica paint and a flag-inspired tail.
Up front are eight first class suites...
... which also transform into an office in the sky for the high-flying executive:
The 52 business class seats will look pleasingly familiar to many Australians.
American Airlines is using the same basic seat design as Cathay Pacific's highly-regarded business class.
Like its CX counterpart, the AA business class seat offers a fully-flat bed with direct access to the aisle and a decent amount of work and storage space around the seat.
The Boeing 777-300ER is also fitted with satellite Internet, so you'll be able to spend at least some portion of your trans-Pacific trip online if desired.
Australian travellers can earn Qantas frequent flyer points and status credits on AA's new flights American Airlines, or can instead earn miles through American's AAdvantage program.
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