London Air Travel’s Atlantic Update – 19 February 2020

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Hello and welcome to London Air Travel’s 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.

BA Delays Boeing 787-10 To Atlanta Again

British Airways appears to have once again delayed the entry of its first Boeing 787-10 aircraft into service.

It was originally due to enter service this month on London Heathrow – Atlanta. This was then delayed until Saturday 14 March 2020. There now appears to be a further delay until Sunday 29 March 2020. This may of course be subject to change at short notice.

Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Airlines continue to extend the cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX operations pending the return of the aircraft into service.

American Airlines has extended the period of cancellation once again from Wednesday 3 June 2020 to Tuesday 18 August 2020. Assuming it does in fact re-enter service in August, American plans to gradually phase the aircraft into its operations.

Air Canada is currently scheduled to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights from London Heathrow to Halifax and St John’s on Thursday 2 July 2020.

New York, New York:

Barneys New York will close all of its stores on Sunday 23 February 2020. (New York Post)

New York City launches a campaign to “Show some love to Chinatown” following falling customer numbers. (CBS New York)

New York State will ban single-use plastic bags from Sunday 1 March 2020. (New York City)

Why water mains keep bursting in New York City. (New York Times)

Late post publication updates:

[Reserved for updates throughout the day]

American Airlines is to extend the ability to pre-order meals in premium cabins on US domestic flights to regional flights operated by American Eagle.  From Wednesday 11 March, passengers on flights of 900 miles or more will be able to pre-order meals through aa.com

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