For instance, McAdoo recommended cutting Chicago-Delhi, saying it was losing $40 million annually; American has dropped the route. "The reason was we were working with British Airways to find a way to offer better connections through London to India," Vahidi said. "Once we could put that in place, we cut it." American cut JFK-Budapest when partner Malev, which operated a Budapest hub, shut down.
-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.
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