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American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines to Add 13 Seasonal Routes

American Airlines announced plans to add seven new seasonal routes starting in December and January.
The new routes will link Phoenix with four destinations, namely Cedar Rapids, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, and Wichita.  These routes will launch December 18, 2019.   The airline is also adding Los Angeles to Memphis, New York (LaGuardia) to Key West, and Washington D.C. (Reagan) to Panama City, Florida.
With the exception of the New York-Key West route, …

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines said it will add new seasonal flights to Big Sky Country in Montana from New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, as well as three new routes to Alaska, all starting next spring.
The airline plans to introduce daily service to Bozeman, Montana, from Los Angeles as well as Saturday service to Bozeman from Philadelphia and New York’s La Guardia Airport, starting in June 2020.  At the same time, it …

United Airlines to Add Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Zürich

United Airlines to Add Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Zürich

United Airlines announced plans to increase the number of international flights from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York, and San Francisco.
The Chicago-based airline will non-stop service from the windy city to Zürich on March 28, 2020.
From its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York metro area, United will add a second daily non-stop flight to Amsterdam and to Frankfurt. Both flights will begin operating on March …

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to Offer New Service to Tokyo Haneda Airport from Chicago, L.A., New York, and Washington, D.C.

United Airlines announced plans for four new non-stop routes to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport late Friday.
Starting March 28, 2020, the airline will begin to offer service from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. to Haneda.  Through its partners, United will offer connecting service from Haneda to 65 destinations in Asia.
The move follows last week’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation to award five slot pairs to Delta Air …

U.S. Customs Recovers from Major Systems Outage

U.S. Customs Recovers from Major Systems Outage

Travelers arriving in the United States on Friday were greeted by snarled lines following a nationwide failure of computers at the nation’s borders for several hours.
The United States Customs and Border Protection agency said shortly after 6:30 p.m. that its systems were closely being restored.
“The affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed,” the agency said in a tweet.  “CBP will continue to monitor the incident.”
While …

American Airlines to Launch Flights to Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague

American Airlines to Launch Flights to Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague

American Airlines announced five new international seasonal routes on Thursday, including its first flight to Africa.
The world’s largest airline will add thrice-weekly non-stop service from Philadelphia to Casablanca starting June 4.  In addition, it will place Israel back on its destination map with thrice-weekly non-stop service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.
In May, American will launch service from its Chicago O’Hare hub to …

United Express Carrier ExpressJet to Open Base at Chicago O’Hare

United Express Carrier ExpressJet to Open Base at Chicago O’Hare

United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines announced plans to open a flight crew base at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for its new fleet of Embraer E175 aircraft.
ExpressJet is in the process of hiring 600 pilots in 2019, in part to operate the E175s.
The Embraer E175 is a stretch version of the E170 and can seat 76 passengers in a dual-class configuration. It competes with the Bombardier CRJ900. The version delivered is …