American A321 First Class – 3

Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free Wifi (Eventually)

Rumor has it that American Airlines plans to introduce free inflight wifi... eventually. This is both exciting, and also a really sad reflection of how American Airlines does business. Inflight technology has come a long way. Over the past few years…

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Filed Under: American, Travel Technology
Japan Airlines First Class – 54

JAL Awards Now Bookable On American’s Website

There are lots of things that contribute towards a great frequent flyer program. Obviously award redemption rates and award availability are both important, but there’s also something to be said for the ease with which you can search and book award seats.…

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American 737 800

Not Cool: American Airlines Forces Woman To Cover Up

There's a story going viral about a doctor from Houston who was returning home with her eight year old son via Miami after a vacation in Jamaica. She boarded her American Airlines flight in Kingston, and while walking to her seat she was stopped by a…

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American First Class A321

The 6 Best Domestic Business & First Class Flights

On this blog I often provide airline rankings based on international flight experiences. However, sometimes it's fun to look at some of the best offerings that are closer to home, including the best domestic first class and best domestic business class…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
Park Hyatt Siem Reap Restaurants 15

My 2019 Mid-Year Status Qualification Update

We're now over halfway into 2019 (I'd say "where has time gone?" but I feel like I'm always wondering that), so I wanted to provide an update on how 2019 is looking for me status-wise at the halfway point. At the very beginning of 2019 I wrote a post…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
American Cancer Plane

Write A Loved One’s Name On American Plane For $25

Here's a really awesome concept that allows you to add a loved one's name to an American Airlines plane for just $25. American is partnering with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), and as part of this they're painting an Airbus A321 in a special livery. Anyone…

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Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Buy American Miles At The Best Price Of The Year

In mid-June American rolled out their best promotion of the year on purchased miles, which was supposed to be valid through June 30, 2019. Well, this promotion has now been extended for over another month, and is now valid through August 2, 2019. With…

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American Mechanics

American Maintenance Delays: Which Are Legitimate?

As many of you are probably aware, American is having huge issues with their mechanics. They're currently in a labor dispute, and management and the unions will be in court starting tomorrow. Even though American has had a restraining order against their…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American 787 9

American Permanently Cuts Chicago To China Flights

Chicago is a hub where American has hugely decreased their Asia routes in the past year. The airline used to fly daily from Chicago to Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo Narita. As of October 2018, American canceled their flights from Chicago to Beijing and…

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Ford

American Helps Make Our Anniversary… Memorable?

Today is not just Sunny's last day at American Airlines. Ford and I are celebrating our four year anniversary. Yay! What are we doing? We're jetting off to the Maldives. No, I'm kidding... we're actually flying to Huntington, West Virginia. Why? It's…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 3

American’s Convoluted Companion Upgrade Policy

I'll save my American flying experience today for a separate post (OMG), but in this post wanted to write about an interesting situation I found myself in today when it comes to American's companion upgrade policy. I'd like to think I'm fairly well versed…

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American 737

It’s My Favorite American Employee’s Last Day

There are a lot of things I give American Airlines a hard time for, though their corporate communications department isn't one of them. That's thanks primarily to one person -- Sunny Rodriguez -- and unfortunately it's her last day at the airline. View…

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American 767 Business Class

$1,435 American Business Class Fares To Cordoba, Argentina

A few weeks ago I wrote about this good fare, though I wanted to push this to the top since the fare is still around, and also since the fare is now valid for travel through the end of the year, so it allows you to visit closer to peak season (previously…

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American 737 800

American’s New Caribbean & Latin America Routes

American has just announced some route additions as well as expansions for travel to the Caribbean and Latin America. It's the routes out of New York that I find most surprising (but also logical). I say these routes are surprising because American has…

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Aa Md 80

Official: American MD-80 Retirement Date

It's amazing how American Airlines has transformed their fleet over the years, both for better and worse. When I started flying American the MD-80s were the backbone of their domestic fleet, and the 737s were mostly still new. Back in the day American…

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American A321 First Class – 3

American Cuts Premium Flights To Boston

Well that didn't last very long. American's most comfortably equipped domestic aircraft are their Airbus A321Ts. These planes are in a three cabin configuration with only 102 seats, including 10 first class seats, 20 business class seats, and 72 economy…

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American Airlines First Class 1

My Spectacular American Airlines Flight

Yesterday evening I flew American Airlines from Miami to Los Angeles, and my flight was spectacular. While I've had some "highs" on other flights, this was the most well rounded American Airlines flight I've had in months, or probably even longer than…

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American Airlines A321xlr

American Airlines Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

Well here comes an A321XLR order that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. American Airlines has just placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. This deal includes the conversion of 30 A321neo orders (they have a total of 100 A321neos on order), as…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 8

American Airlines’ Impressive Wifi Milestone

There aren't many areas in which I'd say American Airlines' product is industry leading. However, one area where American has done really well is with inflight wifi. Recently American has reached a new milestone for which they deserve credit. American…

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United 777

New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spend. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals