American Airlines announces details of service cutbacks

Like nearly every other airline operating in today’s tightened economy, American Airlines is cutting back its capacity. This means that smaller and less profitable routes are going to be subject to downsizing, while under served airports are subject to closing altogether.

People from large hubs such as Miami, Chicago or New York will feel a bit of the effect, but the brunt of the action will take place in small town America. So if you live in a small city served by the airline, now might be a good time to review the cutbacks and make sure that your town isn’t getting the ax.

A combination of American and American Eagle will be closing service to the following airports:

  • Oakland, Calif
  • London Stansted
  • Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Albany, N.Y.
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Samana, Dominican Republic
  • San Luis Obispo, CA.

Additionally, 62 flights out of Chicago, 43 in St. Louis and 42 out of Dallas and New York’s Laguardia will be scaled back.

Changes go into effect starting in November, so between now and then you still have time to enjoy the expanded service. Make sure you try out the expanded WiFi while you’re on board.