I was originally booked on this flight when it arrived in to LA at 0855. American appearing to be padding their schedules, a trick that airlines do in order to get better on-time performance data. It is odd that American have done this on 3 April, Good Friday as I don’t see it as a peak travel day.
This flight now takes 23 minutes longer.
Why does this matter?
Well it cuts the connecting time that I had for my flight on to Honolulu so short that American will not treat it as valid.
I am bumped back to a later lunchtime flight from New York and now arrive in HNL 5 hours later than planned.
It is worth mentioning how I found out about this. American simply emailed me a new confirmation of the booking. No explanation, no phone call. If I had not checked the trip carefully I would have been at the airport at 6am!
Have you checked your flights?