Does anyone know how long it typically takes to get regulatory approval for a re-instated route.

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mm

Member since 20 Jun 2015

Total posts 23

Does anyone know how long it typically takes to get regulatory approval for a re-instated route. I understand Qantas are to re-instate direct flights from Sydney to San Francisco. I am due to book soon using points but the direct flights don't yet appear. Not sure if I should just book a flight to LA to be safe.

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

It's probably a matter of when the flights are planned to commence. They would announce it without approval.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 289

In this case, it is not a matter of approval for the flight itself. Australia and the US have open skies allowing unlimited flights. Australias IASC and US DOT will just approve the flights when they get to the paperwork without any issues.

The problem here is waiting for the ACCC and DOT to review and approve the changes and renewal to the AA/QF JV.

mm

Member since 20 Jun 2015

Total posts 23

Thanks Himeno. Any idea how long that takes?

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