American Airlines Announces November and Thanksgiving Schedule

Recently, American Airlines provided notice to City and Airport officials regarding the flight schedule from Waterloo to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, effective Wednesday, November 4th, and in time to schedule Thanksgiving Holiday Travel. 

Airport officials are optimistic that passengers throughout the Greater Cedar Valley Region will support the service with a growing number of passengers, to not just support the new schedule, but also to continue renewed confidence to officials at American Airlines that Waterloo and the Cedar Valley can support the flight schedule, as published, with the schedule as follows:

SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE DATES: November 4th thru November 30th  

Flight No:







1:05 p.m.



2:12 p.m.

Wednesday thru Monday


4:17 p.m.



5:29 p.m.

Wednesday thru Monday



No Flights on Tuesdays During November


 SCHEDULE NOTE: There are no flights on Thursday & Friday

November 26th & 27th Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday 

Keith Kaspari, Airport Director at Waterloo Regional Airport, provided comment, “The airline industry continues to operate in a very difficult time. As such, the above schedule is truly a life-line for access to the National Air Transportation System for all communities that are seeing significantly reduced levels of scheduled air service for passenger travel.”  

In closing, Kaspari provided comment that airports of all sizes, and the airline industry are still only performing at an approximate 25% to low 30% passenger load factor compared to pre-COVID passenger levels. “Therefore I would encourage all Cedar Valley passengers needing to fly to support ALO’s airline schedule – whereby airfares via WWW.AA.COM, remain very attractive from Waterloo to allow Cedar Valley area passengers to take advantage of the many benefits that American’s extensive domestic network of cities provides in contrast with flying from other regional airports in Iowa, or larger airports in Minnesota, so that we can exceed the expectations of officials at American Airlines for their decision to eventually put the negative impacts to COVID-19 in the rear view mirror, and eventually see the return of a full airline schedule back to ALO in 2021.” 

For booking travel, contact American Airlines at 800-433-7300, or WWW.AA.COM, and be sure to arrive with your protective face mask, at least one-hour before your scheduled departure.