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AA route changes announced 21 Aug 2018, inc cutting ORD-PVG

AA route changes announced 21 Aug 2018, inc cutting ORD-PVG

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Old Aug 21, 18, 8:45 am
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AA route changes announced 21 Aug 2018, inc cutting ORD-PVG

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Old Aug 21, 18, 8:47 am
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AA route announcements, 8/21/18

From the newsroom...

New service (daily, summer seasonal unless specified)
CLT - MUC (daily year round)
DFW - MUC
DFW - DUB
ORD - ATH
PHL - EDI
PHL - TXL (4x weekly)
PHL - BLQ (4x weekly)
PHL - DBV (3x weekly)
PHX - LHR

Eliminated service
DFW - PBC (PBC station closing)
FLL - PAP
JFK - EDI (moving to PHL)
JFK - DUB
JFK - PAP
LAX - YYZ
ORD - PVG (via dormancy waiver)
ORD - MAN
PHL - FRA
PHL - MUC (moving to CLT)
PHL - GLA (GLA station closing)

Frequency reductions
LAX - MEX from 2x daily to 1x daily
ORD - NRT from 5-7x weekly to 3x weekly

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Old Aug 21, 18, 8:52 am
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AA New Seasonal European Routes: TXL, DBV, BLQ

In an internal announcement, sure to go live to the public later today, American announced the following schedule updates:

Additions:
DFW-DUB: daily seasonal, 789, 6/6/19 - 9/28/19
DFW-MUC: daily seasonal, 788, 6/6/19 - 10/26/19
PHL-EDI: daily seasonal, 752, 4/2/19 - 10/26/19
PHL-TXL, 4x weekly seasonal, 763, 6/7/19 - 9/28/19
PHL-BLQ, 4x weekly seasonal, 763, 6/6/19 - 9/28/19
PHL-DBV, 3x weekly seasonal, 763, 6/7/19 - 9/27/19
PHX-LHR, daily seasonal, 772, 3/31/19 - 10/26/19
CLT-MUC, daily year-round, 332, 3/31/19
ORD-ATH, daily seasonal, 788, 5/3/19 - 9/28/19

Reductions:
ORT-NRT goes to 3x weekly on 12/18/18
LAX-MEX goes to 1x daily on 10/28/18

Cancellations:
PHL-GLA on 9/29/18
PHL-MUC on 3/30/19
PHL-FRA on 10/27/18
JFK-DUB on 10/27/18
JFK-EDI on 10/27/18
JFK-PAP on 11/3/18
ORD-MAN on 9/3/18
ORD-PVG on 10/26/18
DFW-PBC on 12/18/18
LAX-YYZ on 12/18/18
FLL-PAP on 11/3/18
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:06 am
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Wow, a new DFW-Germany flight is a welcome addition and it is also exciting to see them attempting Dubrovnik. I wonder if the seasonal Phoenix service to LHR will see BA drop their 2nd 747 in the summer?
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:08 am
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Wow, so what's left TATL out of JFK after this? LHR, CDG, MXP, FCO, BCN, MAD is all I count. I could see them eliminating JFK-MAD too and leaving that route to IB. Pretty sad...

Also: I totally forgot about that random 2x/day FLL-PAP. Surprised it lasted this long given AA's general aversion to point-to-point flying.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:09 am
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Well, as a NYC-based flyer I'm glad I've shifted a lot of my flying to Delta since it's clear that AA has totally given up on the market.

Not that it's a surprise, but it doesn't make it any less depressing to see it play out.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:18 am
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Agreed, it may be time to re-consider Delta (or even.. sigh.. going back to United) just to get some decent destination coverage. JFK-LHR is a great product, but the rest of the int'l service out of JFK is pretty thin.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:25 am
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Wow, ORD-NRT to 3x weekly. At that point you might as well get out entirely, these days passengers aren't used to keeping track of which days a flight operates.

In general, ORD international service seems to have become halfhearted, with the focus on PHL instead. ATH doesn't make any more sense than MAN did.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by taxicabnumber View Post
Wow, so what's left TATL out of JFK after this? LHR, CDG, MXP, FCO, BCN, MAD is all I count. I could see them eliminating JFK-MAD too and leaving that route to IB. Pretty sad...
More confirmation of AA's long term plans at JFK: routes to its other hubs. I could see AA eliminating all those routes in the future, including JFK-LHR since they can have BA fly it.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:32 am
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Agreed, it may be time to re-consider Delta (or even.. sigh.. going back to United) just to get some decent destination coverage. JFK-LHR is a great product, but the rest of the int'l service out of JFK is pretty thin.
heck, u can even consider Norwegian. For an airline that isn’t even based in the US at all, I think they fly from JFK+EWR to more nonstop destinations in Europe than AA after this change,

and close to double once you’re generous and include Newburgh/Stewart SWF in your definition of “greater New York”

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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:39 am
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Shocked that PHL is losing FRA and MUC. Philadelphia has strong business ties to Germany and LH must have all the corporate traffic. While I'm excited by the seasonal destinations added, I'd say it evens out with the loss of one year-round and another seasonal route to Germany.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:40 am
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Disappointing to see JFK-DUB cancelled but the 757 wasn’t really competitive versus EI / DL on the route and with Aer Lingus’ impending addition to the transatlantic joint venture I’m sure we’ll see AA codeshare on their twice daily service. Perhaps EI will reinstate their seasonal early morning ex DUB / daytime westbound

Great to see DFW added, even if it’s only seasonal though
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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:48 am
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It's a shame they are giving up on Puebla as it is such a lovely city, but totally understandable. I could never justify the extra $$ to fly a CRJ to the PBC airport which is almost a half hour outside of the city on the autopista to DF and pay for an expensive taxi, when I could just fly mainline to MEX and catch a cheap and easy 2 hour bus ride to CAPU or 4 Poniente.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 10:13 am
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first ORD-PEK, now ORD-PVG. Not surprising. I can buy a J ticket last minute for 2500 to PEK/PVG on most days on any alliance.

Excited for DFW-DUB!
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Old Aug 21, 18, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by SeeBuyFly View Post
Wow, ORD-NRT to 3x weekly. At that point you might as well get out entirely, these days passengers aren't used to keeping track of which days a flight operates.

In general, ORD international service seems to have become halfhearted, with the focus on PHL instead. ATH doesn't make any more sense than MAN did.
From the press release:
During the peak summer season between June and August, JAL will increase its service on the route so that combined, the carriers offer twice-daily service that captures peak demand out of Tokyo.
So they are moving some frequency in the summer to JL, which means the reduction is really seasonal.
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