You are correct. American has pretty much dismantled long haul international flying out of LAX.
1x CHC (still planned)
not exactly. still a pretty decent schedule. would be shocked if HKG and GRU did not come back once the situation in both destinations improve
Dismantled may have been a strong word choice, I'll give you that. But the hair cut was significant:
I think it’s as close to dismantle as you can get when you consider:
1.) LHR and Tokyo were there before the buildup of LAX as the TPAC hub. SYD and AKL are truly the only incremental rotes that remain, and AKL is not even daily
2.) Their remaining destinations are just to OW hubs and New Zealand (a Qantas stronghold)
3.) UA/DL offer a very competitive international portfolio at LAX in addition to their other west coast TPAC gateways of SFO/SEA.
When items 1 & 2 are taken into consideration, dismantle may not be far from reality.