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PLEASE FOLLOW “Changes to domestic and international flight schedules published 7 June 2020” at https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/amer...un-2020-a.html



American Airlines Announces Summer Schedule Changes to Match Reduced Customer Demand Related to COVID-19

Thursday, April 02, 2020, 5:00 PM — link (changes may also be seen in post #79)

Download PDF (English)PDF Format (opens in new window)FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will make further capacity cuts this summer to address record low customer demand. The airline will:

Carrier further reduces international capacity for summer and winter

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will make further capacity cuts this summer to address record low customer demand. The airline will:
  • Suspend more than 60% of international capacity for the peak summer travel season versus the same period last year.
  • Delay the launch of new routes, including service from Philadelphia (PHL) to Casablanca (CMN), Chicago (ORD) to Krakow (KRK) and Seattle (SEA) to Bangalore (BLR) to 2021.
  • Delay the launch of new winter seasonal service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Christchurch (CHC) and from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Auckland (AKL) to winter 2021.
  • Suspend 25 total summer seasonal flights until summer 2021.

Summer and winter capacity will be reduced

American will suspend more than 60% of its total international capacity this summer compared to the same peak period in 2019, which includes an 80% reduction in Pacific capacity, 65% reduction in Atlantic capacity and 48% reduction in Latin America capacity. These changes are due to significantly decreased customer demand as well as government travel restrictions — both related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The reduced summer schedule, as well as the previously announced domestic schedule reductions for May, will be reflected on aa.com starting Sunday, April 5.

The airline previously announced that new service to AKL from DFW, CHC from LAX and BLR from SEA would all begin in October 2020, but American will now begin operating those routes in winter 2021. The resumption of existing service to AKL from LAX — which was originally slated to resume in early October 2020 — will now resume at the end of October 2020.

American will further extend the start date of new routes. Service to London (LHR) from Boston (BOS) will now launch in October 2020 and service to Tel Aviv (TLV) from DFW will begin in September 2021. Service to CMN from PHL and KRK from ORD will not launch this year, as well as 23 existing summer seasonal routes.

A full list of changes to the international summer schedule is below. There are no further changes at this time.




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Old Apr 2, 20, 1:16 am
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ARCHIVE: AA summer 2020 schedule changes due to coronavirus (02 April 2020)

Has AA64/65 (PHL-TXL) been axed; seems to be gone from the schedule, as the 76s went to ROW?!
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Originally Posted by jamesinclair View Post
So American Eagle is pretty much dead in California? Wow!
No. Compass Air, which operates most of the Eagle flying at LAX (and a lot of Delta flying at Seattle), is shutting down. Many of the planes are being transferred to another regional partner (Republic?) and Eagle will be back with it's LAX ops in May.
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Has AA64/65 (PHL-TXL) been axed; seems to be gone from the schedule, as the 76s went to ROW?!
Pretty much all of PHL-Europe flights (including TXL, DBV, CMN etc) have been zeroed out for the summer except for LHR, MAD and ZRH. MAD and ZRH don't restart (so far) until July 1. The new routes for S20 such as ORD-KRK/BUD etc. have all been slashed as well.
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Here's the latest

Newsroom - American Airlines Announces Summer Schedule Changes to Match Reduced Customer Demand Related to COVID-19 - American Airlines Group, Inc.
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^ Nothing unexpected.
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We were on the Philadelphia/ Berlin flights in August (using Alaska Airlines miles in Business). Our reservation still shows active, but seems inevitable that we will be bumped. Hope we get rebooked, we will advise outcome.

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Originally Posted by DUT View Post
We were on the Philadelphia/ Berlin flights in August (using Alaska Airlines miles in Business). Our reservation still shows active, but seems inevitable that we will be bumped. Hope we get rebooked, we will advise outcome.

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I wonder when these actually get rolled out in schedule updates? I have future flights (Aug/Sept) that have been known to be gone for awhile, but they are still active in "My Flights" - is it just to defer the changes/cancellations swarming AA?
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I don’t see any mention of service between DFW and MAD and between DFW and CDG. It is neither listed as service that will resume on a specific date or service that is cancelled for the summer. So, any ideas for those routes? Asking because I have MAD-DFW in early May, DFW-MAD in late June, and CDG-DFW in late July.
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I don’t see any mention of service between DFW and MAD and between DFW and CDG. It is neither listed as service that will resume on a specific date or service that is cancelled for the summer. So, any ideas for those routes? Asking because I have MAD-DFW in early May, DFW-MAD in late June, and CDG-DFW in late July.


Time to dust off the EU261 book, quick peek online (the most reliable source of information) shows that a refund or re-routing is allowed, even with c19 at play...?

More time on hold with the airlines tonight 😞

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Originally Posted by DUT View Post
We were on the Philadelphia/ Berlin flights in August (using Alaska Airlines miles in Business). Our reservation still shows active, but seems inevitable that we will be bumped. Hope we get rebooked, we will advise outcome.

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I wonder when these actually get rolled out in schedule updates? I have future flights (Aug/Sept) that have been known to be gone for awhile, but they are still active in "My Flights" - is it just to defer the changes/cancellations swarming AA?
The AA announcement at the linked you posted says: "The reduced summer schedule, as well as the previously announced domestic schedule reductions for May, will be reflected on aa.com starting Sunday, April 5."

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I am scared by today's announcement LAX-HKG is nowhere to be seen. Really hope that route is not gone
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Per local news, ILM-LGA will be suspended from 4/7 forward. No restart timeframe yet.

https://www.wect.com/2020/04/01/amer...lm-due-covid-/
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Originally Posted by uscjeff View Post
I am scared by today's announcement LAX-HKG is nowhere to be seen. Really hope that route is not gone
it’s in the press release:

LAX HKG Service resumes Oct. 25
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Originally Posted by cbrown5294 View Post
it’s in the press release:

LAX HKG Service resumes Oct. 25
Missed that - thanks!
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PHX-LHR service resumes on October 7, 2020.
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