Announcement will be made on Thursday .New international routes covering Europe ,Asia ,and Oceana..
And considering how AA's widebody fleet really isn't going to grow anytime soon, it will also likely include a number of cuts as well (although they'll either not be included with this announcement or it will be buried somewhere within the announcement so as to minimize the cuts).
Based on here:https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/st
AA will retire 9 763s and take delivery of 12 789s in 2020.
Almost certainly whatever is being announced is going to have be offset by cuts and/or include OneWorld partner flying.
Here is the question though? When exactly in 2020 are the 763s being retired? If its at the end of the summer, and half of the 789s are delivered before then, you do have an increase for the summer time. So there is some room for growth here, especially if AA decides to just allow ORD-NRT to be flown on alliance metal and frees up their own metal to do other things.
As for possible speculation on future routes.
LAX-SYD may get upgraded back to a 77W. Remember this was the original plane on the route before the previous administration denied the JV. Now that the JV is back on, this might make sense.
LAX-MEL seems possible.
DFW-HND will replace one AA DFW-TYO with the other remaining at NRT.
LAX-TYO may end up going entirely LAX-HND leaving JL metal on NRT.
With WOW gone, DFW-KEF may be moved to PHL where it makes much more logical sense.
LAX-ICN seems like it has to happen at some point, this is the glaring hole in Asia from LAX right now.
I think TXL stays, but BLQ may be done. DBV seems like it may go daily.
HEL seems likely someday given the One world connections.
Could AA go back to BRU?
And of course there are some secondary Europe markets you know will be added. The question is which ones. STU, GVA, WAW, and VIE are a few that come to mind that lack AA service. Also of note is that MXP is not served from either CLT or PHL, but it is still served from JFK and MIA.
Lastly, would AA finally allow BA to operate the RDU flight, and free up metal for hub routes?