American Airlines are adding three new international routes from Philadelphia and Chicago O’Hare International.
American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER taxing at Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
The new routes are:
- Philadelphia to Budapest
- Philadelphia to Prague
- Chicago O’Hare to Venice
Both Budapest and Prague are new additions to the American Airlines network, whilst Venice is currently served from Philadelphia.
All these new services will commence on 4th May 2018 to operate during the summer season.
Let’s break down the routes:
Philadelphia to Budapest
DEPART PHL 18:25 ARRIVE BUD 09:35+1 DEPART BUD 11:35 ARRIVE PHL 16:00 Commences 4th May 2018. Operates 4th May 2018 – 27th October 2018 Booked Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER
Philadelphia to Prague
DEPART PHL 18:30 ARRIVE PRG 09:05+1 DEPART PRG 11:30 ARRIVE PHL 15:00 Commences 4th May 2018. Operates 4th May 2018 – 27th October 2018 Booked Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER
Chicago O’Hare to Venice
DEPART ORD 19:00 ARRIVE VCE 11:00+1 DEPART VCE 14:50 ARRIVE ORD 18:15 Commences 4th May 2018. Operates 4th May 2018 – 27th October 2018 Booked Equipment: Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
Flights are available for booking on the 21st August 2017 for the summer period next year (and are subject to governmental approval). If you’re looking to make a redemption – this could be the time to snag some semi-decent seats quickly.
For those connecting, the flight timings are pretty reasonable for connecting across the East Coast and Mid-west to Philadelphia or Chicago.
Vasu Raja, American Airlines vice president, Network & Schedule Planning states
“Summer travel to Europe is very popular
These flights will conveniently connect customers from two very important hubs – Chicago and Philadelphia – to exciting markets across the Atlantic.”
These are very much summer holiday flights – allowing the airline to try routes out routes that could work
Just make sure you have Global Entry or build in long connections if you’re transiting Philadelphia International Airport – the immigration queues can more than hellish at that airport if multiple arrivals hit that immigration hall at once.
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