American Cutting Philadelphia To Tel Aviv Flight In 2016

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    American has been undergoing a ton of international growth the past several years. Prior to the merger they were strong in Latin America, but pretty weak in most other international markets. They were way behind Delta and United when it came to their Asia route network, and were also lagging when it came to their Europe destinations. But American has been working on growing their international network considerably, in particular to Asia. Just the past couple of years they've added additional flights to Beijing, Seoul Incheon, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and as of later this year, even Sydney. Going forward, apparently we'll see more international growth out of Los Angeles. American has claimed most of these routes aren't profitable yet, but they're a long term investment in American's route network, as it can take a while for demand to ramp up in a new market. The good news is that they're codesharing with Qantas to Australia, and their Asia service is to pretty established destinations (ie, there are lots of connection opportunities in Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific). There's no denying it's a tough time to grow international flights, though. With the US Dollar as strong as it is, international demand for travel to the US is down. Furthermore, the worldwide economy is pretty weak, especially when you look at what's going on in Europe, China, etc. The post American Cutting Philadelphia To Tel Aviv Flight In 2016 appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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