Yak yak. Left Field, aka Uncle Dave, took a holiday the other day but went into National Public Radio's Morning Edition to talk about airline cuts and cutbacks. You can hear him here. The next day, American announced it was ending its flights between Chicago and both Buenos Aires and Honolulu in January, and will offer Hawaii fights only on peak days between September 3 and that day. It is also cancelling its Boston-San Diego non-stop flights as of September 3. It is pulling down its San Juan, Puerto Rico, hub from 55 to 33 daily departures during the winter peak season starting in September. American Eagle will move some of its 64-seat ATR-72 turboprops to Dallas Fort Worth, grounding its 26 Saab 340s, which have 34 seats.
Then American said
it would end its service to Stansted airport, east of London, from New York JFK, effective July 2. It began that service in response to inroads by MAXjet and Eos, both all-business class carriers -- and both now defnct. This is just the first round, say American officials.