American A319
Positive American AAdvantage 2021 Program Changes

The dynamics in the airline industry have certainly changed in recent months. It used to be that we saw airlines make endless negative changes to their frequent flyer programs, while hopefully that's a trend that's reversing now, as airlines are struggling.…

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Beijing Daxing Airport 3
American Airlines Moving To Beijing Daxing Airport

American Airlines will start flying to the world's biggest airport as of next spring. American Airlines will be moving its operations from Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) to Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) as of March 27, 2021.…

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American 777 First Class – 7
American’s Interesting Domestic Aircraft Changes

Airlines have been forced to take a completely new approach to route planning. Not only are airlines dealing with business travel drying up, but they're also dealing with constantly changing travel restrictions. Over the weekend American Airlines loaded…

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Eastern Airlines Boeing 767 200er N605kw
New York To Los Cabos: Look At That Capacity!

Airlines have taken a new approach to route planning across the board, and there's no market where that's more evident than New York to Los Cabos... Historically the legacy carriers have been all about going after business travelers and focusing on routing…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 9
American Incentivizes Redeeming AAdvantage Miles… Ever So Slightly

For years major US airlines seemingly barely used their loyalty programs to fill planes. After all, they didn't really have to, with airlines having experienced record profitability and loads. The pandemic has changed that, and we've once again started…

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American Airlines Passenger Note
Unhappy First Class Passenger Hands Flight Attendant Rude Note

Some passengers are out of control. Just over a week ago an American Airlines passenger handed a flight attendant a vicious note, calling her a "gloried maid," "4 eyed c*nt," and saying that if it wasn't for this job, she'd be "cleaning motel rooms for…

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American 777 First Class – 3
American Airlines Reducing Staffing On Many Flights

American Airlines is reducing flight attendant staffing on many flights, and the flight attendant union isn't happy about it. American Airlines management has notified the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) of plans to change staffing…

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American Admirals Club Miami – 26
American Airlines Reopening More Admirals Clubs, Bringing Back Avocado Toast

When the coronavirus pandemic first started we saw many airline lounges around the world close, primarily due to lack of demand. Travel demand is slowly starting to pick up, though we're still a long way from a recovery. In the past few months we've…

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American A321 First Class – 5
The $160K American Airlines Gift Card Scam

Yesterday a man pleaded guilty to an American Airlines gift card scam that was used between 2016 and 2018. I'm writing about this because it's interesting to hear about an American Airlines gift card vulnerability that seemed to exist for quite a while. …

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American 777 First Class – 2
Surprise: American Airlines Resuming Daily Sydney Flights

Airlines are having to adapt to constantly changing demand and travel restrictions, and as a result airline schedules are incredibly fluid. Well, there's one international American Airlines route resumption I find particularly interesting. In July American…

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American 777 300er
American Airlines Staff Can Now Wear Black Lives Matter Pins

I feel like this might be the latest source of controversy on planes, for all the wrong reasons. American Airlines has announced internally that employees can wear Black Lives Matter (BLM) pins on their uniforms while on duty. Typically airlines have…

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American 777 First Class – 8
American AAdvantage May Add Elite Choice Rewards

American Airlines has sent out a survey to select AAdvantage elite members, which gives us a glimpse of how elite benefits may be changing going forward. In a new survey, American asks how AAdvantage Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members would…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 12
American Selling AAdvantage Miles For 1.82 Cents Each

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. American's August promotion on purchased miles ended yesterday, and today a new promotion has been launched for the months of September and October. Before I talk about this promotion…

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American A321 First Class – 3
American Cuts Change Fees, Improves Basic Economy, Beats United

My goodness, this has possibly been the best 24 hours for US air travel consumers in decades. Yesterday evening United eliminated change fees on domestic tickets, then Delta eliminated change fees on domestic tickets, and now American is eliminating…

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Andaz Mayakoba – 39
American Airlines Adds Warm Weather Winter Routes

American Airlines has just added a bunch of seasonal winter routes to warm weather destinations, and my goodness there are some interesting new options... It's a new world we live in, plain and simple. Airlines have radically changed their approaches…

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American 737 800
Fascinating: Doug Parker’s Compensation, Stock Sales

Controversial (and I'd argue excessive) executive compensation at publicly traded US companies is nothing new. Specific to the airline industry, Epsilon Theory has a fascinating look at the compensation of Doug Parker, who is American Airlines' CEO.…

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American 777
American Airlines’ New Seattle To Shanghai Flight Now On Sale

American Airlines' surprising new Seattle to Shanghai flight is now on sale. One of the more fascinating developments in the airline industry in the past several months has been the news that Alaska Airlines will join the oneworld alliance, and American…

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American Airlines 737 800
American Airlines’ Workforce Shrinking By 40K People

For the past few months airlines have been planning layoffs for around October 1. However, the number of planned layoffs has been constantly changing, as it's dependent upon how demand recovers, how many employees take voluntary separation packages,…

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American 777 First Class – 33
American Airlines Cracking Down On Hidden City Ticketing?

American Airlines' corporate security department seems to have a bit of time on its hands at the moment, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. A FlyerTalk member shares an interesting letter he just received regarding hidden city ticketing. Some…

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American Eagle
American Airlines Cutting Flights To 15 Small Cities

American Airlines has today announced plans to end flights to 15 small markets in October. About a week ago there started being rumors that American could drop service to 30 markets, but for now only half as many destinations are being cut. As a condition…

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American Airlines First Class Meal 2
Food Returns To American Airlines First Class

Airlines around the world have temporarily adjusted onboard service in light of coronavirus. American Airlines is among those, and back in March eliminated virtually all service on flights of under 2,200 miles. Well, American Airlines is now bringing…

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American Airlines Plane
Anti-Masker Finds Out American Airlines Banned Him

Oh, this is something... On July 25, a man who refused to wear a mask on an American Airlines flight posted a roughly four minute live video. The plane was still at the gate: The man declared he had a medical reason not to wear a mask He claimed people…

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United Polaris 767 – 24
New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses Offer Up To 9,000 Bonus Miles

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 spending. The number of bonus…

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