Major retrenchment from AA in LAX and CLT, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t see a major cut from DL for S21 as well. I think DL may have already won internationally at LAX, though its reach from the airport is not nearly as broad as AA’s domestically. Would be surprised if AA ever tried Asia or South America again from LAX. The money to Asia is up north in SJC, SFO and SEA, and they know this. Other carriers have tried and failed to have South America flights from LAX for years. You would have thought AA had learned this by now, but in good times, all carriers get overzealous, pressure their employees to sell the flights and then get burned in the end.
AA will still be the largest international at LAX. It is still operating SYD/HND/AKL/LHR and plans to still launch CHC.
Id be surprised if Delta and United rush back to LAXPVG, I suspect both will exit. I also won’t be surprised if say in 2023 or 2024 whenever traffic recovers, they are all fighting on LAXPVG again.
Some of these market exits I think will be quick to re-enter when traffic starts to upswing, whenever that is down the line. Stuff like CLTCDG and MIAMXP, those markets are massive, the former in connecting flows, the latter in local, and that demand will come back.