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American Adds New Winter 2024 Routes, Including Dallas to Brisbane

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Next winter, American Airlines is going “all in” on warm and sunny destinations.

The Dallas-Fort Worth-based carrier is boosting frequency to destinations like Mexico, Hawaii, and the Caribbean and inaugurating brand-new service to Brisbane, Australia (BNE) from its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.

Here’s a look at what routes you can expect.

New or Enhanced American Airlines Routes

The biggest news is American’s first-ever service to Brisbane and the state of Queensland in Australia. American says the new Brisbane service will be the longest in its entire network, operating on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, debuting later this year with an updated business class product (Flagship Suites with doors).

Daily seasonal service will begin in the fall on October 27.

Flagship Suite cabin on American Airlines Boeing 787 9 2
New Flagship Suite on American’s 787-9. Image Credit: American Airlines

In addition, American’s primary hub at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will get a new route to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, increased frequency to Kahului, Hawaii, and the return of flights to Kona.

Here’s a snapshot of what you can expect this winter:

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RouteAircraftBegins 
Dallas (DFW) to Brisbane (BNE)Boeing 787-9 (with new Flagship Suites)New daily seasonal service begins
Oct. 27, 2024
Dallas (DFW) to Kahului, Hawaii,
(OGG)
Boeing 787-8Restoring 2x daily service; operates December 19, 2024
to January 6, 2025
Dallas (DFW) to Kona, Hawaii,
(KOA)
Boeing 787-8Returning daily seasonal service begins October 27, 2024
Dallas (DFW) to Rio de Janeiro
(GIG)
Boeing 787-8New daily seasonal service begins October 27, 2024
New York (JFK) to Rio de Janeiro
(GIG)
Boeing 777-200Expanded daily seasonal service starts October 27, 2024
Dallas (DFW) to Veracruz (VER)Embraer E-175New daily service starts
June 12, 2024
Los Angeles (LAX) to Auckland (AKL)Boeing 787-9Earlier seasonal service restarts
December 5, 2024

From across the U.S., American will offer more than 105 peak-day flights to Mexico in 2024; that’s the most of any U.S. airline.

“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”

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Final Thoughts

It’s great to see American boost its winter schedule with new warm weather destinations and increased frequency to popular locations. This all comes on the heels of the Department of Transportation’s approval for American to commence New York to Tokyo-Haneda service that will likely begin in the coming months.

The competition to the South Pacific is intense, however. United Airlines offers many nonstops to Australia and New Zealand, including flights from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Brisbane (BNE). However, United does not offer quite the same level of intra-Australia connectivity that American has with Qantas.

As part of the American–Qantas partnership, American says customers can connect to more than 200 destinations across the U.S., and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific — more than any other partnership.

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Chris is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on timely travel trends, points and miles, hot new hotels, and all things that go (he’s a proud aviation geek and transit nerd). Formerly full-time at The Points Guy, his work can now be found at AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and Lonely Planet, among others

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