American planning to refile with US DoT for new joint business agreement with Qantas

    American Airlines VP sales Asia Pacific Shane Hodges, speaking at the ACTE-CAPA Global Conference Sydney, stated (29-Nov-2017) he is hopeful the carrier’s relationship with Qantas Airways “will move to the next level”. He confirmed American plans to refile with the US Department of Transportation (US DoT) for a new joint business arrangement. As previously reported by CAPA, the first proposed joint agreement was rejected by the US DoT. “We hope for good news next year”, Mr Hodges said. CAPA previously erroneously reported American has already refiled the application.