While we've gone in-depth here on our coronavirus (COVID-19) flight cancellation page about worldwide carriers and their suspension of flight network and schedules, it's almost easier to list the few flights that are actually still operating, as destinations vanish by the day.

For the month of April, we've narrowed down all the long-haul operations that American, United, and Delta plan to fly through the next few weeks but are likely to stop by the end of the month. Some service is slated to return from April 25 onward, but that looks increasingly unlikely.

Some limited Caribbean and Central American international service will remain on these carriers, but for flights that service Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and South America, these are the only scheduled flights by the big three through April.

Related: What Airlines Are Doing to Address Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

American Airlines

  • Miami (MIA) – London-Heathrow (LHR)
  • Dallas (DFW) – London-Heathrow (LHR) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) - Likely suspended soon, as Japan implements travel restrictions for foreigners on April 3, 2020, including those from the U.S.

United Airlines

  • Houston (IAH) – Sau Paulo (GRU)
  • Honolulu (HNL) – Guam (GUM) – technically domestic
  • Newark – Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHR), and Tel Aviv (TLV)
  • San Francisco (SFO) – Sydney (SYD) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) - Likely suspended soon, as Japan implements travel restrictions for foreigners on April 3, 2020, including those from the U.S.

Delta Air Lines

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Amsterdam (AMS) - (London-Heathrow suspended on April 7, 2020)
  • Detroit (DTW) – Amsterdam (AMS) and Seoul (ICN)
  • Seattle (SEA) – Seoul (ICN) and Tokyo (HND) - Likely suspended soon, as Japan implements travel restrictions for foreigners on April 3, 2020, including those from the U.S.

Related: How to Get a Refund for Flights Canceled Due to COVID-19

Route Networks Combined

As you can see, the big three's long-haul networks are bare bones. Only eight international destinations remain among their combined bookable routes through April (not accounting for one-off repatriation flights). This decimated route map may thin out more by next week if the carriers choose to eliminate service to Japan following newly imposed travel restrictions. That leaves American Airlines, regarded as the world’s biggest, flying just one long-haul destination in April with its London-Heathrow service.

Bottom Line

The airline industry is on its knees, and cutting international long-haul service is a stopgap to losing more money. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced so many airlines to cut off entire regions of the globe entirely.

As always, it's recommended that you follow local lockdown and shelter in place restrictions, and avoid any international travel unless absolutely essential.

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