Four US legacy carriers that announced Monday their intention to compete for the right to operate new routes to China (ATWOnline, July 17) have been joined by American Airlines, United Airlines and a surprise entrant--all-business-class carrier MAXjet Airways. AA proposed to add a daily Chicago O'Hare-Beijing flight to its daily ORD-Shanghai service beginning March 25, 2009. It proposed to operate the Beijing service on 245-seat, three-class 777-200ERs and said passengers would benefit from ...

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