In Avengers: Endgame the writers (and characters) make a pretty big deal describing how
the in-story time-travel mechanics differ from other movies
Are the mechanics in fact novel (the first example in fiction)?
For the purpose of this question, this means:
1. You can travel into your past.
2. When you do, a new alternate timeline splits.
3. But your original timeline remains intact.
4. And you can return to your original timeline
5. with objects
6. and the new past timeline still exists in some sense
I'm leaving out the part about
Steve Rogers somehow returning to the original timeline since how this occurred isn't revealed in Endgame. And also, the part about how the Stones interact with the timelines since this is more about the characteristics of the fictional universe than the time travel mechanics.