Oneworld Transatlantic Routes: 2015 Edition


A couple of years ago I produced a list of all the Transatlantic routes by alliance to help with searching for award trips and generally to enable those seeking to find new ways to get across the ocean. The data, unsurprisingly, became stale and things have changed like US Airways merging with American Airlines and shifting from Star Alliance to oneworld. And so, with the prodding of a few readers, I’ve updated the lists. And, based on feedback last time around, I’m also including routes crossing between South America and Europe and reaching a bit further east as well. I’m still ignoring Africa for these results, though.

Here is the latest collection of oneworld Transatlantic routes, gathered from timetables, published route maps and other sources. There are almost 150 carrier/route options and minimal overlap between carriers. That’s a significant increase from the last time around, almost entirely related to US Airways now being part of American Airlines. I’m pretty sure it is accurate though I’m guessing I missed one or three in there somewhere.

American Airlines (& US Airways)

The legacy AA coverage into Europe is pretty weak unless you’re headed to London. Adding US Airways into the mix brings about a number of new destinations available, mostly from Philadelphia. Similar to Newark’s domination of United’s transatlantic capacity, Philadelphia now represents more than a third of the 50ish routes available on American. And there are still the Boston-Paris and Raleigh-London routes, holding on as the only non-hub long-haul flights in the system.

Nearly 20 transatlantic destinations on American from Philly
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
The more western AA hubs represent
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
The east coast hubs
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
The non-hub routes
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

British Airways

British Airways continues to split long-haul operations between Heathrow and Gatwick; the former runs more business routes while the latter is leisure/beach destinations. Plus, of course, the A318 between JFK and London City.

The bulk of BA’s TATL flights operate from Heathrow
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
The leisure routes from Gatwick, plus the most business of them all at City
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Air Berlin

With its three-hub TATL approach Air Berlin’s route map looks a tiny bit like Lufthansa’s, just at a smaller scale. Fewer than half the routes and many are non-daily and/or service to beach destinations, but the lines are there.

Air Berlin’s largest TATL gateway is Dusseldorf
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Finnair

Finnair’s location in Europe offers great connections to Asia; convenience to North America is less special. Just a handful of routes on offer.

Finnair’s four TATL routes
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Iberia

The other half of IAG’s long-haul operation, Iberia offers up a number of Central and South America options, plus a few into North America.

Iberia’s spread across the Pond
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Royal Jordanian

Expanding a bit east in the coverage map adds Royal Jordanian in as a viable candidate. Only four routes but they offer some solid onward connections.

Royal Jordanian’s four options
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

LATAM

The LAN/TAM conglomerate offers up a number of transatlantic routes, though fewer than I initially expected. For LAN it is all about serving Madrid. TAM has a bit more variety.

LAN (red) and TAM (blue) routes across the Atlantic
Map generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Oneworld offers more gateways in the Americas than Star Alliance but fewer in Europe. and roughly 20-25% fewer routes overall. Still, it is much better than a couple years ago thanks to the US Airways integration.

The full set:

BOS CDG AA
CLT DUB AA
CLT CDG AA
CLT FCO AA
CLT FRA AA
CLT BCN AA
CLT LHR AA
CLT MAD AA
DFW MAD AA
DFW LHR AA
DFW FRA AA
DFW CDG AA
JFK ZRH AA
JFK MXP AA
JFK MAN AA
JFK MAD AA
JFK LHR AA
JFK FCO AA
JFK DUB AA
JFK CDG AA
JFK BHX AA
JFK BCN AA
LAX LHR AA
MIA MXP AA
MIA MAD AA
MIA LHR AA
MIA FRA AA
MIA CDG AA
MIA BCN AA
ORD MAN AA
ORD LHR AA
ORD FCO AA
ORD DUS AA
ORD DUB AA
ORD CDG AA
PHL AMS AA
PHL ATH AA
PHL BCN AA
PHL BRU AA
PHL CDG AA
PHL DUB AA
PHL FCO AA
PHL FRA AA
PHL GLA AA
PHL LHR AA
PHL LIS AA
PHL MAD AA
PHL MAN AA
PHL MUC AA
PHL SNN AA
PHL VCE AA
PHL ZRH AA
PHL TLV AA
RDU LHR AA
DUS VRA AB
DUS RSW AB
DUS PUJ AB
DUS POP AB
DUS MIA AB
DUS LAX AB
DUS JFK AB
DUS CUR AB
DUS CUN AB
MUC VRA AB
MUC PUJ AB
MUC CUN AB
MUC POP AB
TXL VRA AB
TXL ORD AB
TXL MIA AB
TXL JFK AB
HEL YYZ AY
HEL MIA AY
HEL JFK AY
HEL ORD AY
LCY JFK BA
LGW UVF BA
LGW TPA BA
LGW MCO BA
LGW LAS BA
LGW KIN BA
LGW CUN BA
LGW BGI BA
LGW BDA BA
LGW ANU BA
LGW PUJ BA
LHR YYZ BA
LHR YYC BA
LHR YVR BA
LHR YUL BA
LHR SFO BA
LHR SEA BA
LHR SAN BA
LHR PHX BA
LHR PHL BA
LHR ORD BA
LHR NAS BA
LHR MIA BA
LHR MEX BA
LHR LAX BA
LHR LAS BA
LHR JFK BA
LHR IAH BA
LHR IAD BA
LHR EWR BA
LHR DFW BA
LHR DEN BA
LHR BWI BA
LHR BOS BA
LHR ATL BA
LHR AUS BA
LHR GIG BA
LHR GRU BA
LHR EZE BA
MAD SJO IB
MAD SDQ IB
MAD PTY IB
MAD ORD IB
MAD MIA IB
MAD MEX IB
MAD LAX IB
MAD JFK IB
MAD HAV IB
MAD GUA IB
MAD BOS IB
MAD UIO IB
MAD SCL IB
MAD EZE IB
MAD MVD IB
MAD LIM IB
MAD SAL IB
MAD CLO IB
MAD GRU IB
MAD GYE IB
MAD GIG IB
MAD MDE IB
MAD BOG IB
MAD CCS IB
GRU MAD JJ
GRU FRA JJ
GRU MXP JJ
GRU LHR JJ
GRU CDG JJ
GRU BCN JJ
GYE MAD LA
LIM MAD LA
SCL MAD LA
UIO MAD LA
AMM ORD RJ
AMM YUL RJ
AMM JFK RJ
AMM DTW RJ

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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    1. Too far east in Doha by the metrics I set. But I admit those metrics are completely arbitrary.

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