These are the long-haul international routes AA, Delta, Hawaiian and United plan to fly in July
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Long-haul international routes continue to creep back onto the maps of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines in July even as U.S. coronavirus cases surge anew.
Hawaiian, which had planned to resume long-haul international flying on July 25, has postponed its return to at least Aug. 15. On that day, it plans to resume flights to Japan, South Korea and Tahiti, with Australia and New Zealand services possibly taking off again on Sept. 30.
Airlines’ plans to resume international flying are tenuous at best. Many countries maintain border restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. The EU, for example, has barred most American travelers from entering the 27-member country bloc beginning July 1.
On June 25, Delta president Glen Hauenstein told staff that the airline is unlikely to resume flights to leisure destinations like Athens (ATH) and Lisbon (LIS) if the EU ban goes into effect.
American spokesperson Nichelle Tait told TPG that there are no planned changes to the airline’s European flying due to the ban yet.
Below are the long-haul international routes planned by U.S. airlines for July.
- Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – London Heathrow (LHR)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Amsterdam (AMS), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Hong Kong (HKG), London Heathrow, Madrid (MAD), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Seoul Incheon (ICN), Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Tokyo Narita (NRT)
- Los Angeles (LAX) – Tokyo Haneda
- Miami (MIA) – London Heathrow
- New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) – London Heathrow
Routes are confirmed as of June 29.
- Atlanta (ATL) – Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Seoul Incheon
- Boston (BOS) – Amsterdam
- Detroit (DTW) – Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Haneda
- Los Angeles – Sydney (SYD)
- New York JFK – Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Tel Aviv (TLV)
- Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) – Amsterdam, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Haneda (HND)
- Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
Routes are confirmed as of June 30.
Hawaiian plans to resume flights between Honolulu (HNL) and destinations in Japan, South Korea and Tahiti (PPT) on Aug. 15.
- Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda
- Hong Kong – Singapore (SIN)
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH) – São Paulo Guarulhos (GRU)
- Newark – Amsterdam, Delhi (DEL), Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Tel Aviv and Tokyo Narita
- San Francisco – Delhi, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon, Sydney (SYD), Tel Aviv and Tokyo Narita
- Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pudong
- Washington Dulles (IAD) – Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Munich (MUC) and Zurich (ZRH)
Routes are confirmed as of June 29. The resumption of Delhi flights are subject to regulatory approval.
Updated with Hawaiian’s decision to delay the resumption of long-haul international routes until August.
Feature image by Alberto Riva/TPG.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.
- Earn 2X points on dining including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel. Plus, earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
- Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.