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American Airlines Adds Routes Across New England

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American Airlines recently disbanded its partnership — and with it the so-called Northeast Alliance — with JetBlue, and since that time, the carrier has begun to add back service to various airports across the Northeast that it relied on JetBlue to serve.

The Dallas-based carrier has just announced a new round of service additions across the region, and it looks like AA’s going to be making a big comeback in the area come next summer.

Here’s everything you need to know.

New Routes

American will be adding service to several key New England airports from its hubs at New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Washington, D.C. (DCA):

FromToService BeginsService NotesAircraft type
DCAHyannis, Massachusetts (HYA)June 22, 2024Daily summer serviceEmbraer E175
LGABangor, Maine (BGR)June 5, 2024Daily summer serviceE175
LGAHalifax, Canada (YHZ)June 5, 2024Daily summer serviceE175
LGAHyannisJune 5, 2024Daily summer serviceE175
LGAMartha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (MVY)June 22, 2024Daily summer serviceE175
LGANantucket, Massachusetts (ACK)June 22, 2024Daily summer serviceE175
LGAPortland, Maine (PWM)June 5, 2024Twice daily year-round serviceE175

There are some interesting facts to point out with some of these routes:

  • American will become the only true global carrier to serve Hyannis (which is the access point for Cape Cod). JetBlue and Cape Air also offer flights to the airport, but American will become the only carrier with the ability to connect passengers from Hyannis to all corners of the globe including Australia, Asia, South America, and more.
  • American Airlines is — and will remain — the only U.S. carrier to service Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
Hyannis, MA Image Credit: American Airlines

In addition to these relatively local routes to New England and coastal Canada, American will also be launching daily service from Charlotte (CLT) to Vancouver, Canada (YVR) on June 5, 2024, and from Washington, D.C. (DCA) to Bermuda (BDA) on April 4, 2024. The Bermuda route was cut at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and is making its reappearance, but the Vancouver route is a brand-new add for the airline.

Hot Tip:

All routes will go on sale on October 16, 2024, with the exception of the Hyannis routes which will begin sales on October 23, 2024.

Final Thoughts

Because JetBlue can no longer carry American Airlines customers, the airline needs to rebuild its route network in a big way — these new routes throughout New England and Canada are a step in that direction. You can look for these new flights to begin throughout the spring and summer of next year.

About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.


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