LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Capt. William Elder of the inaugural American Airlines non-stop flight to Shanghai holds the US and Chinese flags from the cockpit of the passenger jet during festivities ... more 
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Capt. William Elder of the inaugural American Airlines non-stop flight to Shanghai holds the US and Chinese flags from the cockpit of the passenger jet during festivities at Los Angeles International Airport April 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. American Airlines launched a new daily non-stop flight between Los Angeles and Shanghai, the first between the cities served by a U.S. carrier. Regional airline American Eagle added nine new non-stop from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, Boise, El Paso, Houston, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Sacramento and Tucson. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) less 
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