JFK-NRT goes double daily, well, sort of

not sure if you think AA's performance to Japan is part of the solution but there is no doubt that there are cuts coming... and there aren't as many new routes that can be launched as there are cuts that have to be made in order for new AA to generate sufficient revenues to cover costs that will rise.

from the article
In a 2005 merger, the America West management team led by Doug Parker took over at US Airways following a bankruptcy. In the first quarter as a merged company, revenue per available seat mile on the US Airways routes improved by 27.7%. Much of the improvement reflected capacity reductions. McAdoo said he believes the America West management team, little changed from 2005, will make similar improvements at American.

he also mentions AA's perceived need to use the 777 on routes to LHR which can be operated with lighter, smaller aircraft.