This is old news if you've been looking around, but figured we could start our own thread. Some of the route cuts have already been leaked if you know where to look, but I'll refrain from posting them till I can link to something official. LINK. "American Airlines today said it will adjust its late fall and winter schedule, which is expected to result in fourth quarter mainline capacity that is approximately 3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis. In addition, as part of the reductions, American said it will retire up to 11 Boeing 757 aircraft in 2012. "While our advance bookings are generally in line with last year, we are taking these additional steps in light of the uncertain economic environment, ongoing high fuel costs and to ensure we run a reliable schedule for our customers given additional pilot retirements we anticipate throughout the fourth quarter," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Chief Commercial Officer. American has moved on a few occasions throughout the year to reduce its capacity as fuel prices moved upward and improvement in the broader economy failed to materialize. With these latest moves American expects full year capacity to be up about 0.4 percent year-over-year for mainline and consolidated capacity will be up approximately 1.2 percent. This represents an approximate 3 percent reduction in the company's capacity expectations versus American's initial guidance provided in January 2011."