Wow: American Airlines Goes Big With Boeing 777 Domestic Flights

American Airlines has 70 domestic flights by the B777 on June 25th, with 17 routes and 13 airports seeing the -200ER and -300ER. Miami is by far the king, with all services to Los Angeles and JFK by the widebody aircraft. Ex-US Airways hubs, however, have only a few, while Chicago O’Hare has none.

Wow: American Airlines Goes Big With Boeing 777 Domestic Flights
Miami to New York JFK has the most flights. Photo: Getty Images.

American’s 70 domestic services by the B777 contrasts strongly with ‘just’ 20 operated on the same day in 2019. In fact, June 25th is due to have more domestic B777 movements than any other day this year, analyzing data supplied by the carrier to Cirium confirms. This is part of a big US-wide surge in widebody service.

Wow: American Airlines Goes Big With Boeing 777 Domestic Flights
Six round-trips to San Juan from Dallas and Miami will be operated. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

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26 domestic flights by the B777-300ER

Some 44 flights will be operated by 273-seat B777-200ERs (772), while 26 flights will see the larger and newer counterpart: the 304-seat B777-300ER (77W). American has 20 77Ws (average age of 7.4 years) and 47 772s (20.6 years), according to ch-aviation.com. All of the larger variant are in active service, while all but three of the 772s are.

American will have just shy of 20,000 domestic seats by the 777 on this one day, Cirium shows. That may sound a lot, but that is out of 611,000 in total. This means that that the widebody will supply just three in every 100 domestic seats. Nevertheless, the amount of B777 service is impressive.

Wow: American Airlines Goes Big With Boeing 777 Domestic Flights
The 77W is to be used on five routes, particularly from Miami to Los Angeles. Photo: Getty Images.

70 domestic Boeing 777 flights on June 25th

The following table details the full day of domestic flying organized by departure time. The first flight due out is AA2286 from Los Angeles to Miami, operated by the 772. This is one of six 777 departures on the route that day.

FromToFlight numberEquipmentDeparture time (local)Arrival time (local)
Los AngelesMiami228677201:3009:40
DallasMiami104277W05:2509:18
Los AngelesMiami52977W06:0014:14
JFKMiami226877206:3009:32
San JuanDallas159177207:1011:07
BostonMiami125977207:1510:46
JFKMiami76877207:4010:54
MiamiCharlotte54377207:4509:57
DallasLos Angeles285377208:0009:11
MiamiLos Angeles122877W08:3511:03
JFKMiami161077W09:0012:12
Los AngelesMiami228977W09:0017:19
MiamiJFK146677W09:0012:05
DallasPhoenix52077209:0509:43
PhoenixDallas188777209:1613:45
MiamiSan Juan222077209:2012:06
DallasKahului777209:3012:24
MiamiDallas292477W09:3211:32
JFKMiami68877210:0013:12
DallasLos Angeles108577W10:3011:45
Los AngelesDallas285377210:3015:36
Los AngelesMiami153577W10:3018:49
MiamiJFK120877210:3013:32
MiamiLos Angeles127477W10:5513:08
MiamiBoston95877211:0014:17
PhoenixHonolulu69277211:0014:25
MiamiDallas175377W11:2013:21
DallasKona22977211:2514:14
MiamiSan Juan129977211:2714:05
PhoenixKahului43277211:3014:42
CharlotteMiami54377211:5013:59
DallasHonolulu577W11:5014:50
CharlotteHonolulu56977211:5915:35
MiamiJFK290677212:0015:01
MiamiPhiladelphia31577212:3015:22
Los AngelesDallas278977W12:4317:49
DallasMiami282377W12:5516:58
Los AngelesMiami126877W13:0021:16
DallasLas Vegas159977213:0113:46
San JuanMiami222077213:0615:56
DallasKahului11977213:2516:17
JFKMiami146677W13:3016:43
MiamiDallas282177213:4915:50
BostonMiami224777213:5017:22
MiamiLos Angeles228377W14:0016:10
MiamiJFK119977214:1817:21
DallasMiami223977214:2518:31
JFKMiami30977W14:4518:03
Las VegasDallas159977214:4619:40
San JuanMiami161377215:0517:53
MiamiLos Angeles145477W15:5518:07
PhiladelphiaMiami31577217:0019:52
DallasSan Juan248177217:0222:51
MiamiJFK77177217:3020:34
KonaDallas23077217:5006:13
MiamiBoston107477218:0021:13
JFKMiami290677218:2521:50
HonoluluCharlotte55277218:4509:30
KahuluiDallas677218:5007:04
HonoluluDallas10277W19:2007:47
MiamiJFK57177W19:3022:36
DallasMiami110777W19:3523:41
MiamiLos Angeles228977W19:3521:52
MiamiDallas252477W19:4021:49
KahuluiDallas11677220:4509:03
MiamiJFK135777W21:0023:59
MiamiLos Angeles106177221:2523:40
HonoluluPhoenix69377222:1107:00
Los AngelesMiami34077W23:1507:27
KahuluiPhoenix64577223:5008:36

17 routes use the aircraft

Some 17 routes nationwide will be operated by the 777 on June 25th, as follows, with flying enormously driven by hub-to-hub service. This is the same as for United’s B757-300s.

One hub has 46 of American’s 70 flights: Miami. The Florida airport, which has done so well this summer, has eight routes by the aircraft. These include all of the airline’s flights to both JFK and Los Angeles.

  • JFK to Miami: 7 departures (double for total movements)
  • Los Angeles-Miami: 6
  • Dallas-Miami: 4
  • Boston-Miami: 2
  • Dallas-Los Angeles: 2
  • Dallas-Kahului: 2
  • Miami-San Juan: 2
  • Charlotte-Honolulu: 1
  • Charlotte-Miami: 1
  • Dallas-Honolulu: 1
  • Dallas-Kona: 1
  • Dallas-Las Vegas: 1
  • Dallas-Phoenix: 1
  • Dallas-San Juan: 1
  • Honolulu-Phoenix: 1
  • Philadelphia-Miami: 1
  • Kahului-Phoenix: 1
Wow: American Airlines Goes Big With Boeing 777 Domestic Flights
Los Angeles has 16 B777 flights on this day, of which 11 are by the 77W. Photo: Getty Images.

Few 777 flights at particular hubs

In contrast, ex-US Airways hubs – at Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Charlotte – have relatively few domestic services. We recently showed that Philadelphia and Charlotte used to be all about the A330, with the 772 now operating from the North Carolina hub instead.

In fact, Charlotte holds the record for American’s longest and shortest 777 route on June 25th: to Miami (just 651 miles) and Honolulu (4,679 miles). The latter, which began on May 6th, typically has a flight time to Hawaii (so into the wind) of about nine hours and 30 minutes.

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