American Airlines is headed back to Sydney, with the Oneworld member and Qantas partner now scheduling the return of its Los Angeles-Sydney route from early January 2022.
This comes four months after the US carrier suspended the long-standing flights at the end of August 2021 "due to the ongoing travel restrictions" sparked by Covid-19, an American Airlines spokesman told Executive Traveller at the time.
But with the worst of those days behind us, American Airlines has set a course back onto the trans-Pacific corridor.
The daily flight AA73 from LAX will depart January 4, 2022, with the AA72 return leg from Sydney resuming on January 6.
American's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be assigned to the 14-15 hour trek, with plenty of variety for how you fly: from 30 lie-flat business class berths to 21 premium economy recliners and 234 economy seats, 36 of which have extra legroom.
As previously reported, Qantas will resume daily Sydney-Los Angeles and Melbourne-Los Angeles flights from late December.
United Airlines has continued flying its Boeing 787s between Sydney and Los Angeles throughout the pandemic, while Delta Air Lines' Airbus A350 also remains a regular fixture between the two cities.