American A319

American Airlines’ New (Worse) Schedule Change Policy

American Airlines has introduced a worse schedule change policy as of today, April 8, 2020. As of April 8, 2020, American Airlines has updated their conditions of carriage regarding schedule changes. This only applies to new bookings, so doesn't impact…

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American A321 First Class – 3

Alaska & American Improve Reciprocal Mileage Earning

Several weeks ago it was announced that Alaska Airlines would be joining the oneworld alliance, and as part of that they're also strengthening ties with American Airlines once again. As of April 1 that partnership was improved. This is an update to that…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
American 737 Max Business Class – 7

American Airlines’ Junior Flight Attendants Are Fuming

American Airlines' junior flight attendants are livid at their union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA). Airlines have greatly reduced their flight schedules for the coming months, and they obviously have way more employees than…

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American A321 First Class – 3

American Airlines Massively Reduces NYC Flights

Yesterday United Airlines revealed how they're more or less abandoning NYC for now (including LaGuardia and Newark), and now American Airlines has revealed how they're drastically reducing NYC flying. They'll be offering 13 daily flights to three NYC…

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Qsuites A350 1000

6 Reasons To Get The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card

In the past few days, American Airlines and Citi have introduced a great new welcome bonus on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®. I realize many people aren't looking for new travel cards at the moment, but this card does…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
American 777

American Airlines Axes International Network

We've seen airlines massively reduce their flight schedules, though most of the changes have been relatively short-term, with a focus on cancelling flights in the coming weeks. Well, American Airlines has just massively reworked their schedule, and there…

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American 737

American Airlines Retiring 737s, A330s, And More

Airlines around the globe are parking planes to react to the huge decrease in demand for air travel. It has become pretty apparent that demand won't just be fully rebounding in a couple of months, but rather a full recovery is likely to take years. As…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 41

American Airlines Selling Miles At Lowest Cost In Years

Obviously this isn’t the time to buy miles speculatively. However, there are also lots of people planning last minute trips to get home, or planning travel way in advance, so if that applies to you, buying miles at a discount could be worth considering.…

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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
American 737 Max Business Class – 11

New American Airlines Basic Economy Seating Policy

American Airlines continues to roll back restrictions on their basic economy fares, making them less punitive... For those of you not familiar with basic economy, this is something we've seen become increasingly common among US airlines the past few…

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American Economy

American Airlines’ Bizarre $16 Fares

I'm going to write about an airfare deal not because I think people should take advantage of it (quite to the contrary, they shouldn't -- stay home, people), but rather because I find this pricing strategy to be rather unusual. With demand for travel…

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Filed Under: American, Travel
American 777 First Class – 2

American Airlines CEO Discusses Government Aid

We haven't seen much communication directly from American Airlines CEO Doug Parker in the past couple of weeks, and that's apparently because he has been in Washington fighting for government aid for airlines. American Airlines has just released a video…

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American Planes Parked Tulsa 2

Pictures: American Airlines’ Grounded Planes

It's no surprise that airlines have been grounding many of their planes. The major US carriers are literally parking hundreds of planes as demand for air travel has more or less dried up. The extent of groundings and flight cancellations is basically…

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American 777 Business Class

Smart: American Airlines’ Incentive To NOT Get A Refund

If you have an upcoming reservation on American Airlines, there may be a good reason to select to keep a future travel credit with the airline rather than get a cash refund. I've received several reports from readers who have told me that American Airlines…

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American 737 800

American Airlines Not Letting Employees Wear Masks

Oh American Airlines... As if employees aren't already concerned enough about job security or their safety, now they also have to worry about being punished for wearing face masks. As noted by View from the Wing, American Airlines seems to be disciplining…

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