In late October, American Airlines plans to return to Australia. American Carriers will begin sending planes back to Sydney on October 26 to coincide with the start of the 2022/23 winter flying season, bringing all three major US airlines back to the Los Angeles-Sydney route. There's also a postscript: it appears that American Airlines will replace their Dreamliners with Boeing 777s on the Sydney route in December.
The first flight out of Los Angeles (LAX) on Wednesday, October 26 appears to be a positioning trip for services to begin a few days later out of Sydney (SYD). AA73 will depart LAX at 23:15 on October 26 for a 14-hour and 50-minute flight to Sydney, arriving at 08:05 the next day. The route will be served by an American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at first.
These flights mark American's return to Sydney after suspending services in May due to aircraft shortages. It was a case of unfortunate timing for the airline because demand (and fares) on Australia - US routes is now rocketing upwards. Competitors still flying between Sydney and Los Angeles are presently enjoying full planes and some very juicy yields.
American Airlines is replacing its Dreamliners with Boeing 777-300ERs just weeks before the summer of 2022/23 in Australia. Beginning December 16, AA73's departure schedule from LAX will be pushed ahead to 22:40, and Boeing 777s will take over. On December 17, American Airlines Boeing 777 flights will begin departing Sydney.