American Airline (AA) is starting this direct flight from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG), using Boeing 777, on April 2. This is in addition to current United Airline’s (UA) direct flight for the same route. UA is also using 777. I checked it on the AA web site. AA is offering special prices for the initial period. This is good news for people live in Central and Eastern part of the US. As competition heats up, consumers will benifit. In recent two trips to China I bought Northwest round trip tickets for low 800s. I expect the price stay that way or even drop below 800 as capacity builds up.