The Atlantic Update – Wednesday 23 October 2019

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British Airways Boeing 747, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
British Airways Boeing 747, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Image Credit: British Airways)

Hello and welcome to the The Atlantic Update providing a weekly bulletin on developments on transatlantic travel between Europe and North America. The Atlantic Update is published every Wednesday morning at 06:00 GMT.

Winter Timetable

As mentioned in our Monday Briefing, the winter timetable comes into effect this Sunday, 27 October 2019.

One addition is that BA is suspending one of its daily Boeing 747 services to Miami (BA210/BA211) from Sunday 17 November 2019. This dovetails with American Airlines adding a second daily flight from the end of October.

One of the more symbolic changes is that the BA Boeing 747 bids adieu to Phoenix as it will be replaced with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft. At the same time the route transfers from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5, with San Diego moving from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3.

The 747 has served this route for a very long time. It initially launched from Gatwick with a DC-10 aircraft. There will be no doubt be many more North American routes that will lose a Boeing 747 in the coming years.

Finally, a gentle reminder that whilst the UK moves from BST to GMT this Sunday, clocks do not change in the US until Sunday 3 November 2019.

In case you missed it:

Air New Zealand to suspend London Heathrow – Los Angeles from late October 2020. (London Air Travel)

Also of note this week:

Delta reaches agreement to lease two additional Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. (Delta)

The Hoxton Hotel opens in Downtown Los Angeles. (The Hoxton)

New York’s City Bakery closes after nearly 30 years in Manhattan. (Instagram)

San Francisco approves a plan to ban private cars from Market Street as part of the “Better Market Street” initiative. (Citylab)

Late post publication updates:

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