Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 336
The original JV proposal was rejected by DOT (US Dept Of Transport) on the basis of an exclusivity codeshare clause agreement between QF / AA. Both carriers chose to then withdraw the application. The resubmitted JV which has been formally approved had this clause removed to pass muster - so while AA / QF might not care for it, that's the core reason for approval.
The approved JV specifically excludes Hawaii international services ie: Australia to/from Hawaii as well as South Pacific islands.
Not so sure about domestic Hawaii<->Mainland USA services which would be regarded as domestic AA.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 21 Apr 2017
Total posts 7
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 507
There are very few non-stop Hawaii to East Coast US and none with AA so my idea has an extra stop anyway, so they won't offer through tickets I expect, unless one asks.
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