American Airlines has announced additional flights to Los Angeles and Charlotte for Summer 2023, as part of what it claims is its largest ever UK-US schedule.
There will be 26 daily flights from London Heathrow this Summer, serving 11 cities.
The daily schedule will look like this:
- Boston – 1 flight
- Charlotte – 3 flights
- Dallas Fort Worth – 4 flights
- New York JFK – 4 flights
- Los Angeles – 3 flights
- Miami – 2 flights
- Chicago – 4 flights
- Philadelphia – 2 flights
- Phoenix – 1 flight
- Raleigh-Durham – 1 flight
- Seattle – 1 flight
It’s a huge schedule, and you have to wonder how the lounge network and other back-end facilities will cope. Unsurprisingly, American is now the largest the US airline operating out of Heathrow.
You can see the combined power of the British Airways / American Airlines transatlantic joint venture here, compared to the relatively modest combined firepower of Virgin Atlantic / Delta Air Lines and of course United Airlines, which has no joint venture partner.
That said, there is increased competition from JetBlue as well as Norse Atlantic from Gatwick – which is set to announce additional UK-US flights soon – and of course indirect flights via European hubs.
It is important to note that American Airlines makes very, very little business class reward space available for Avios. It is not unusual to see zero seats available across the next 12 months on most UK routes. Don’t get your hopes up about finding a business class Avios seat on any of the services above.
Our recent review of American Airlines Flagship business class is here and our review of the (not great) American Airlines Admirals Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 is here. The AA First Class lounge remains closed.