American Airlines Service Increase To Iceland And Israel Was A Mistake


American Airlines[1] has reportedly made a mistake in its scheduling of flights to Iceland and Israel. The airline is said to have scheduled a daily, year-round service between Philadelphia International and Reykjavík-Keflavík International as well as increasing its services from Dallas to Tel Aviv. However, these flights have since been removed by the airline.

American Airlines has corrected its scheduling mistakes. Photo: Simple Flying / Thomas Boon

Inaccuracies for Israel flights

In November, news outlets picked up an exciting development in American Airlines’ Dallas Fort Worth International to Tel Aviv schedule. There seemed to be more flights on offer despite the airline’s announcement that the route would only operate on specific days. In a press release[2] in August 2019, American Airlines affirmed that the service would only be operating three days a week. It said:

“As demand continues to grow between the U.S. and TLV, American is adding three weekly flights from DFW, its largest hub. These flights will serve customers throughout the U.S. and allow many customers to make only one stop, rather than the previous two stops that were available, to TLV.”

While the route was meant to be flown just three times a week, the airline posted flights for a daily service between the two regions, according to One Mile At A Time[3].

The alteration caused a bit of a stir since the route frequency has been so drastically increased. However, it appears that daily flights between Dallas Fort Worth and Tel Aviv were not American Airlines’ intentions at all. It has now altered its schedule back to three flights per week year-round. The airline will begin offering the route from 9th September 2020 on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

American Airlines will now fly to Tel Aviv three times a week on the 787-9 Dreamliner. Photo: Tomás Del Coro via Flickr[4]

Errors for Rekjavík

As if the confusion surrounding the Tel Aviv schedule wasn’t enough, American Airlines decided to give daily operations another go. It increased services from Philadelphia[5] International Airport to Reykjavík in Iceland, but this was slightly different.

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