Australia: A Fifth Continent for American Airlines


American airlines fifth continent #GreatMates Lisa NiverScott Kirby, President of American Airlines, announced yesterday, June 9 2015, at LAX that they will begin flying from Los Angeles to Sydney in December 2015. Vanessa Hudson, SVP of Qantas, shared the excitement about this partnership and new flights direct from San Francisco to Sydney. JC Liscano, Managing Director of American Airlines at LAX, invited all present to enjoy treats from Down Under like Lamington and Aussie pies and to remember that all 5000 employees are ready to assist customers to their dream destinations like Australia! This Direct Down Under service will start to “kick some United, Delta and Virgin butts” said Kirby. I interviewed him and discovered he has not yet been to Sydney so he may be exploring with you this holiday season. Please find three videos and photos below from the announcement yesterday:  ​News from American Airlines (the announcement and activities of the day), American Airlines Press Conference: Fifth Continent (full speech from Kirby, Hudson, Liscano) and a tour of the Admirals Club at LAX. American Airlines and Qantas are #GreatMates and invite you to join them to fly as they are #GoingForGreat

Thanks @americanair loved seeing my #greatmates @johnnyjet @laneelee1 @flylaxairport #goingforgreat

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@Qantas Vanessa Hudson shares new route #SFO to #Sydney #greatmates with @AmericanAir I am ready to return to Oz! A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on

Scott Kirby of @Americanair announces @Qantas partnership. Get ready to #travel to Oz!

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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