American Airlines is launching daily, non-stop Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 14.

American Airlines is launching daily, non-stop Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14.

The new two-class service will complement American Airlines’ three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport.


“The new flight between Washington Reagan and Los Angeles is made possible because of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill that was recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama,” says Will Ris, American’s senior vice president – government affairs.

American Airlines has fitted all of its 124 Boeing 757-200s with blended winglets, which reduce drag and lower fuel consumption on most sectors by as much as 6 per cent

Adds Ris: “We have long wanted to offer our customers the ability to travel across the country between Los Angeles and Washington’s Reagan National Airport. Due to restrictions on flights into Reagan National it was not possible until now.”

American’s schedule for the new flight will see flight AA240 departing LAX at 8:00 a.m. and landing at DCA at 4:00 p.m., local time. In the other direction, flight AA245 is timed 2to leave DCA at 5:10 p.m. and touch down at LAX at 7:40 p.m., local time.

Tickets go on sale for the newservice on Sunday, March 4. American will operate the route with Boeing 757-200s, each containing 22 First Class seats and 166 Main Cabin seats.

As part of American’s fleet renewal effort, the airline is currently upgrading the Boeing 757s it uses on domestic routes. Modifications include new Main Cabin and First Class seats, new sidewalls that give the interior a lighter and brighter look, and new LCD monitors to enhance in-flight entertainment viewing.

In addition, American, the first airline to launch in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service in North America, will expand its Wi-Fi offering to nearly all aircraft used to fly within the continental United States, including select 757s.

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