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American Airlines has not had an easy summer. The carrier has had to wind down its Northeast Alliance with JetBlue and has been focused primarily on domestic flying for the past few years. Today, American teased that it will be revealing five new international routes tomorrow (delivering some good news for its flyers).
Bloggers, commenters on social media, and FlyerTalkers are ablaze with speculation. Here are the clues included in the video:
- DFW to Somewhere Hot
- PHL to Somewhere Fun, Somewhere New, and Somewhere Glitzy
- ORD to Somewhere Classic
I believe I’ve nailed this one 😎
— CPHtraveller (@CPHtraveller) August 16, 2023
The best guesses seem to be:
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)
- Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Naples International Airport (NAP),
and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)
- Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
@CPHtraveller on Twitter (X) is very clever to see the 22,391 clue in the video and add the distances of these routes.
These routes are not the most exciting, but they are big news for dedicated American flyers. They’ve seen many international routes cut and American’s international route map (especially Europe) remain small compared to United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Anthony’s Take: I hope United adds a Venice flight to compete. The Philadelphia routes are all served out of Newark or JFK by United and Delta. Dallas to Barcelona compliments American’s existing service to Madrid. I’ll update with the official word, dates, etc. when more is announced.
(Featured Image Credit: Dallas Morning News.)
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