Last week American Airlines announced a bunch of new routes from their hubs to Europe. The most exciting route announced was from Philadelphia to Dubrovnik as no other airline flies direct to/from Croatia in the USA. You can now book those flights using miles or cash. If you were to purchase round trip tickets to Croatia, you would be looking at a minimum of $1,500 per person for an economy class ticket and a staggering $6,918 in business class. Award redemption’s are currently staring at 65,000 one way for an economy class ticket and 110,000 miles for a one way business class ticket. The points redemption option may not be worth the cost as American Airlines has yet to release any sAAver level award space and if I had to guess these flights should have sAAver space at some point.

New Routes Include:

  • Daily between Charlotte and Munich starting March 31, 2019, using an Airbus A330-200
    • AA716 Charlotte to Munich departing 4:30PM arriving 7:30AM (+1 day)
    • AA717 Munich to Charlotte departing 9:30AM arriving 1:40PM
  • Daily between Phoenix and London between March 31 and October 26, 2019, using a Boeing 777-200
    • AA194 Phoenix to London departing 3:00PM arriving 9:20AM (+1 day)
    • AA195 London to Phoenix departing 9:30AM arriving 12:20PM
  • Daily between Dallas and Dublin between June 6 and September 28, 2019, using a Boeing 787-9
    • AA132Dallas to Dublin departing 8:35PM arriving 11:40AM (+1 day)
    • AA133 Dublin to Dallas departing 1:40PM arriving 5:45PM
  • Daily between Dallas and Munich between June 6 and October 26, 2019, using a Boeing 787-8
    • AA24Dallas to Munich departing 3:10PM arriving 8:10AM (+1 day)
    • AA25 Munich to Dallas departing 10:55AM arriving 3:00PM
  • Daily between Chicago and Athens between May 3 and September 28, 2019, using a Boeing 787-8
    • AA160 Chicago to Athens departing 5:15PM arriving 11:30AM (+1 day)
    • AA161 Athens to Chicago departing 1:30PM arriving 5:25PM
  • Daily between Philadelphia and Edinburgh between April 2 and October 26, 2019, using a Boeing 757-200
    • AA278 Philadelphia to Edinburgh departing 9:00PM arriving 9:15AM (+1 day)
    • AA279 Edinburgh to Philadelphia departing 11:15AM arriving 2:05PM
  • 4x weekly between Philadelphia and Berlin between June 7 and September 28, 2019, using a Boeing 767-300
    • AA64 Philadelphia to Berlin departing 6:15PM arriving 8:35AM (+1 day)
    • AA65 Berlin to Philadelphia departing 10:35AM arriving 1:40PM
  • 4x weekly between Philadelphia and Bologna between June 6 and September 28, 2019, using a Boeing 767-300
    • AA130 Philadelphia to Bologna departing 6:45PM arriving 9:20AM (+1 day)
    • AA131 Edinburgh to Philadelphia departing 12:30PM arriving 4:05PM
  • 3x weekly between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik between June 7 and September 27, 2019, using a Boeing 767-300
    • AA130 Philadelphia to Dubrovnik departing 6:30PM arriving 9:45AM (+1 day)
    • AA131 Dubrovnik to Philadelphia departing 11:50AM arriving 4:05PM

While new routes are great, American Airlines doesn’t have enough planes coming into their fleet to support the growth for some of the long haul flights, therefore they are cutting some routes as early as September of this year.

Flights on the chopping block:

  • Daily year-round A330 flights between Philadelphia and Munich as of March 30, 2019
  • Daily seasonal A330 flights between Philadelphia and Frankfurt as of October 27, 2018
  • Daily seasonal 757 flights between Philadelphia and Glasgow as of September 29, 2018
  • Daily seasonal 757 flights between New York and Dublin as of October 27, 2018
  • Daily seasonal 757 flights between New York and Edinburgh as of October 27, 2018
  • Daily year-round 737 flights between New York and Port-au-Prince as of November 3, 2018
  • Daily seasonal 787 flights between Chicago and Manchester as of September 3, 2018
  • Daily year-round E140 flights between Dallas and Puebla as of December 18, 2018
  • Daily year-round A319 flights between Los Angeles and Toronto as of December 18, 2018
  • Daily year-round 737 flights between Fort Lauderdale and Port-au-Prince as of November 3, 2018
  • Daily year-round 787-8 flights between Chicago and Shanghai as of October 26, 2018 (not pictured above)
  • Reducing flights between Chicago and Tokyo Narita from daily to 3x weekly from December 18, 2018 (not pictured above)

You can check out the on-board premium products of American Airlines that you can expect to find on these flights here.

Do you plan on flying on any of these flights?

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