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American Airlines Plans New Routes to Tulum, Tokyo, and More in 2024

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American Airlines is out with another international route expansion, serving Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

From Tulum to Tokyo, here’s what’s on the table with American Airlines in the new year.

American Airlines Files New Service to Tokyo-Haneda

American Airlines is the only U.S. carrier to apply to begin service from New York (JFK) to Tokyo (HND), and the carrier is going through approvals to operate the route. Assuming it gets approved, it will follow this schedule:

  • Depart New York JFK at 10:00 a.m., arrive into Tokyo Haneda the next day at 1:05 p.m.
  • Depart Tokyo Haneda at 3:05 p.m., arrive into New York JFK at 3:10 p.m. the same day.

The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-200, featuring business class, premium economy, and economy class.

Tokyo-Haneda is significantly closer to Tokyo city and is the preferred airport for almost all travelers, though flights still operate to the farther away Tokyo-Narita.

Tokyo At Night
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American Airlines Announces 3 Routes to Tulum

On March 28, 2024, American Airlines will begin service to Tulum, Mexico, as the new airport begins international service in the new year. Over recent months, several U.S. carriers have expanded to Tulum, and American is the latest to add flights to this airport.

FromService beginsService notes
Charlotte (CLT)March 28, 2024Once daily; year-round service
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)March 28, 2024Twice daily; year-round service
Miami (MIA)March 28, 2024Once daily; year-round service

American Airlines Increases Frequency in the Caribbean

In addition to the new routes to Tulum and Tokyo, American is increasing the number of frequencies in the Caribbean, offering additional times for customers.

FromToService notes
CLTBridgetown, Barbados (BGI)Once-daily
CLTLiberia, Costa Rica (LIR)Once-daily
CLTSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)Twice-daily
DFWGuatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)Twice-daily
DFWSan Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)Twice-daily
MIAAntigua (ANU)Twice-daily
MIAAnguilla (AXA)Twice-daily
MIAGeorgetown, Guyana (GEO)Twice-daily
MIAPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)Twice-daily
MIAProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)3x-daily
MIAPuerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)Twice-daily
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American is the largest U.S. carrier offering service to the Caribbean, as the airline offers the most service to the most destinations throughout the islands.

Final Thoughts

The new service from New York to Tokyo will be a great addition to the network, offering connectivity to dozens of cities. In Tulum, customers can finally arrive in the Riviera Maya without making an additional drive from Cancun.

Look out for these flights to go on sale soon!

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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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