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American Airlines is set to make mass, sweeping changes to flights departing from Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. The move is set to see the frequency of flights departing from Washington National Airport to other domestic destinations cut in several circumstances. As many as 24 different routes leaving Washington are set to be affected, meaning that regular travelers out of D.C. may be forced to find alternative carriers or travel plans in the new year. 

However, whilst there may be hundreds of flights affected by America’s Washington cuts, the airline is also boosting other routes departing from the airport, giving travelers something to cheer about this holiday season. Here’s a look at which Washington routes are being cut and which are set to be increased in 2022.

Mass Changes From Washington – Information For Travelers

Taken from Cirium, details of flights that are only receiving a decrease in their flight frequencies are as follows:

  • Boston (BOS) – frequency down from from 16 to 10 flights daily from April 5th
  • Charlotte (CLT)- frequency down from 9 to 8 flights daily from April 5th to June 8th
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – frequency down from 10 to 9 flights daily from March 3rd to November 2nd
  • Grand Rapids (GRR) – frequency down from twice daily to just daily from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Manchester, New Hampshire (MHT) – frequency down from 4 to 3 flights daily from March 3nd to April 4th
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) – frequency down from 5 to 4 flights daily from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Portland, Maine (PWM) – frequency down from 5 to 4 flights daily from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Rochester, New York (ROC) –  frequency down from 4 to 3 flights daily from March 3rd to April 4th
  • St. Louis (STL) – frequency down from 5 to 4 flights daily from March 3rd to April 4th

Flights that will see an increase in their flight frequencies are as follows:

  • Burlington, Vermont (BTV) – increase frequency from 3 to 4 times daily from March 3rd to November 2nd 
  • Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) – increase frequency from 4 to 5 times daily from April 5th to June 8th
  • Cleveland (CLE) – daily service from April 5th to November 2nd
  • Columbus, Ohio (CMH) – increase frequency from 4 to 5 daily flights from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Dayton, Ohio (DAY) – increase frequency from 3 to 4 daily flights from April 5th to November 2nd
  • Fort Myers (RSW) – now a twice daily service from April 5th to August 15th
  • Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (HHH) – adding a daily service from March 3rd to November 2nd
  • Memphis (MEM) – increase frequency from 3 to 4 daily flights from April 5th to November 2nd 
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)    – daily service added from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Nashville (BNA) – increased frequency from 5 to 6 daily flights from August 16th to November 2nd
  • Norfolk, Virginia (ORF) – increase frequency from 3 to 4 daily flights from March 3rd to April 4th
  • Orlando (MCO) – increased frequency from 4 to 5 daily flights from April 5th to November 2nd
  • Tampa (TPA) – increased frequency from 3 to 4 daily flights from April 5th

Some flights will see both a rise and fall in their flight frequencies. Those are as follows:

  • Atlanta (ATL) – frequency will decrease from 5 to 4 daily flights March 3rd to April 4th – before increasing once more to five daily flights from April 5th
  • West Palm Beach (PBI) – frequency will increase from one to three flights a day from April 5th to June 8th, before decreasing back to twice daily flights from June 9th to November 2nd

From a look at the above changes, it seems that American is prioritizing its warm weather destinations, boosting frequencies to the likes of Orlando, Tampa, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach. The move makes sense given the current situation in the travel world, with travelers keen to see out some winter sun and favoring domestic destinations in the wake of the Omicron variant. 

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