American Airlines is the latest carrier to contract Landline for connecting “flights” operated with buses.
American Airlines is the latest carrier to contract Landline for connecting “flights” operated with buses. The move comes as U.S. airlines face the concurrent challenges from a pilot shortage primarily hitting regional operators and elevated fuel prices that together have forced many airlines to fly less than they would prefer.
Landline will connect American’s Philadelphia hub to Lehigh Valley airport near Allentown, Pa., and the airport in Atlantic City, N.J., beginning June 3. The destinations are 70 miles and 56 miles, respectively, distant from the Philadelphia airport, according to Google Maps. And while Atlantic City is a new addition to the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier’s map, it serves Allentown — with planes — from several of its other hubs, and flew Philadelphia-Allentown until suspending the route early in the pandemic, in May 2020.