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American Airlines has set out amended plans to reinstate its network from London Heathrow.
At present, American is operating a very limited schedule from London Heathrow to Dallas / Fort Worth and Miami. The airline has also temporarily relocated to Heathrow Terminal 2 for the foreseeable future.
American plans to reinstate routes from London Heathrow as follows:
Chicago O’Hare – Thursday 4 June 2020 (initially five times weekly)
New York JFK – Sunday 7 June 2020 (initially twice weekly)
Charlotte – Wednesday 5 August 2020
Los Angeles – Wednesday 5 August 2020
Philadelphia – Wednesday 5 August 2020
Raleigh-Durham – Wednesday 5 August 2020
Phoenix – Wednesday 7 October 2020
Boston – Sunday 25 October 2020
These plans have changed and are subject to further changes.
In common with other airlines, American has implemented a flexible rebooking policy. Passengers with tickets booked before 31 May 2020 for travel up to 30 September 2020 can rebook for travel up to 31 December 2021.
The airline is also implementing social distancing on flights. Though, given load factors are so low at the moment, this is an academic exercise. American will also require all passengers to wear face masks or coverings from Monday 11 May.
Like all airlines, American is contemplating being a much smaller airline for the foreseeable future. It has accelerated the retirement of a number aircraft types. These include 9 Airbus A330-300, 34 Boeing 757-200 and 17 Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
BA, which operates a transatlantic joint-business with AA, is currently operating a limited number of transatlantic flights to Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK, San Francisco and Washington Dulles.