American will operate just 13 daily flights to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark airports through May 6, compared to 271 a year ago. That is a 95% reduction.
Some of the major domestic airlines such as Delta Air Lines, Southwest and American Airlines have all announced this week that they are temporarily cutting back on beverage and meal service.
Airlines are trying to steer customers towards vouchers instead of cash refunds and they are even offering incentives to avoid paying anything right now.
American Airlines said on Saturday said it will implement a phased suspension of nearly all long-haul international flights starting March 16, amid reduced demand and the increasing travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
American has extended its offer to waive change fees for customers who purchased tickets prior to March 1 for travel through April 30. The offer is available for any of American’s fares and customers have until December 31 to rebook travel for future flights.
American will reduce international capacity for the summer peak by 10% versus the previous selling schedule, including a 55% reduction in trans-Pacific capacity. Domestic capacity in April will be reduced by 7.5% versus the current schedule.
Many airlines have introduced fee-waivers for cancellations and changes due to the coronavirus outbreak. Each airline has different rules and dates, so here you can find a list of all the airlines and their policies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Looks like many routes have some dates that require just 5,000 miles to fly one way and 10,000 miles round-trip. Even transcontinental routes are showing that price. These cheap award fares are under Economy Web Specials.
American Airlines announced Tuesday that it was launching a new strategic partnership with Qatar Airways. American and Qatar said they had signed a renewed codeshare agreement, which would allow the airlines to sell itineraries operated by both airlines.
American Airlines extended its flight suspensions to mainland China and Hong Kong through late April, citing “reduction in demand.”
Delta and American on Friday temporarily canceled all of their China flights in response to the coronavirus outbreak. These are the first domestic carriers to make the move.
The fee was waived for those with AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum status. Now that seems to have changed, effective immediately. American Airlines has eliminated AAdvantage close-in booking fees altogether.
This SimplyMiles 5X promo can be a greta way to get super cheap American Airlines AAdvantage miles. You can earn 30x miles at Best Buy for example or even more at other merchants.
“All membership benefits associated with this account, including all remaining miles and issued award tickets, are forfeited, effective December 18, 2019.”
This email is from December 5th, some days before this all started. Might be related to some different activities, or he was just one of the first one to suffer a shutdown for abusing credit card rewards.