American 777 Business Class

American’s Summer Business Class Award Sale To Europe

Occasionally we see airlines offer award sales, where they discount the number of miles required for a redemption. However, in my experience these types of sales almost always apply to saver level award availability, which are the highly capacity controlled…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
American 737 800

Great News: American Suspends 737 “Refresh” Program

American Airlines has gotten a lot of flak for the way in which they've been configuring their narrow body aircraft. This started with the Boeing 737 MAX, as American configured these with more seats than the 737-800. As a result, American's cabins are…

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American 777 Business Class

Why American Airlines’ Upgrade Lists Cause Confusion

Of the "big three" US airlines, American has the worst IT, in my opinion. I find their website to be fairly usable, though too basic. Their app is even worse, and trails the apps offered by both Delta and United. The lack of functionality of both the…

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Filed Under: American, Travel Technology
Qatar A350 Business Class

American’s App Allowing Some Incredible Award Routings

All airlines have some sort of routing rules when it comes to the type of award tickets they will and won't allow. Every airline has different rules, and I'd say American has among the strictest out there. I've written about American's award routing…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
Haneda Airport Observation Deck 1

DOT Tentatively Grants 12 Haneda Flights To US Airlines

In February I wrote about how US airlines would be getting 12 additional daytime landing slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. This came thanks to talks concluding between the US and Japan, which should be available by the summer of 2020, in time for the…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
Dfw Flagship First Dining 5

Now Open: American Flagship Lounge DFW

American has been working on revamping their international premium cabin lounges, and in 2017 they opened Flagship Lounges in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles, and Flagship First Dining in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. That's an incredible…

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Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Register Now For The American & Hyatt Partnership

A couple of months ago I wrote about a new partnership between American AAdvantage and World of Hyatt, offering reciprocal status and points earning to members of both programs. What I found interesting was that the two programs announced this new partnership…

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Filed Under: American, Hyatt
Psa Airlines

Pilot Arrested At Airport On Triple Murder Charges

Yesterday's American Airlines flight 5523 from Louisville to Charlotte, operated by PSA Airlines (which is a wholly owned American Airlines subsidiary operating under the American Eagle brand), was delayed by nearly three hours. This is because the plane's…

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American Flagship Lounge Lax – 12

American Offering Lounge Access For Select LAX-MIA Flights

As I reported late last year, American is flying a 777-300ER once daily between Miami and Los Angeles from May 3 through October 26, 2019. This flight is operating with the following schedule: AA1297 Los Angeles to Miami departing 1:15PM arriving 9:10PM…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 2

75K Bonus On AAdvantage Aviator Business Mastercard

In late 2017 we saw the introduction of the AAdvantage Aviator Mastercard from Barclays. This is the business version of the AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard. Historically the card's welcome bonus fluctuated between 40,000 and 60,000 miles after making…

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Filed Under: American, Credit Cards
Etihad A380 First Class Apartment – 4

Etihad 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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Filed Under: American, Awards
American 737 Max Business Class – 2

Will American Airlines Fix Unpopular First Class Seats?

American Airlines has gotten quite a bit of flak for the cabins they've installed on their newest planes, and it looks like the airline may actually be listening to some customer feedback... or so it's rumored. American calls their new cabins "Oasis"…

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Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Buy American Miles For Up To 40% Off

American has just announced the details of their latest promotion on purchased AAdvantage miles. American's new promotion on purchased miles is valid for purchases through May 31, 2019, so it's valid for the entire month. While American usually offers…

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American Flagship Lounge Lax – 12

11 Things American Airlines Does Well

I'll be the first to admit that I give American Airlines a hard time. That's because I do believe that they have a lot of room for improvement, though I continue to largely fly them  when convenient given that I'm based in Miami, so options are fairly…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 7

New: American Airlines App Boarding Push Notifications

Historically American's mobile app has lagged the Delta and United apps in a countless number of ways. While that's still the case, American has just made a significant improvement to their app which I'm excited about.  As noted by @TheForwardCabin,…

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Delta 767

How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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Filed Under: Allegiant Air, American
American 777 Business Class

New: Redeem American Business Extra Awards & Upgrades Online

We’ve written extensively here at OMAAT about American’s Business Extra program, which is their business rewards program. The program is really easy to use, and even small businesses can sign-up for it (you need to register at least two people, and there…

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Filed Under: American