American Eagle

ATC Audio: American Eagle Jet Loses Control

I first read about this story a couple of days ago, though it wasn't until I listened to the ATC audio that I truly realized how severe this situation was. On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, a Republic Airways Embraer 175 operating a flight on behalf of…

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Filed Under: American
Etihad Business Class 787 – 3

Why American Removed Most Etihad & Qatar Awards From Website

American Airlines has been doing a good job lately with adding partner airline award options to aa.com. This makes it easier for the average member to redeem American miles, since they can see all the options available to them with a single search. If…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
American A321 First Class – 3

Buy Up To American Airlines Elite Status For 2020

It’s approaching the end of the year, which means it’s a good time to start looking at your elite mileage balances, deciding which status levels you want to go for, and how you want to earn them. It's pretty normal for airlines to offer buy-up promotions…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 41

American’s New Promotion On Purchased Miles

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. Yesterday their last promotion on purchased miles ended, and today their new promotion on purchased miles launched. While we saw some great American promos on purchased miles over the…

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American Admirals Club Narita – 5

New American & United Lounge Restrictions Kick In Today

If you're a member of the American Admirals Club or United Club, then it's worth being aware of new restrictions that kick in for visits as of today. These were announced late last year, so we had about a year of notice... As of today (November 1, 2019):…

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Filed Under: American, United
United 777

New Holiday 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: Alaska, American
New Zealand

WOW: American Announces Two New Routes To New Zealand

American Airlines has just announced two very cool new seasonal routes to New Zealand, which complement their existing seasonal flight from Los Angeles to Auckland. Here are the details of these new routes: American Airlines will be launching a new seasonal…

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Qsuites A350 1000

6 Reasons To Get The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card

American Airlines and Citi have introduced a new limited time welcome bonus on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®. In this post I wanted to share six reasons you should consider applying for this card, assuming you don't…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
American Admirals Club Sao Paulo – 10

Citi AAdvantage Executive Card Review (2019)

Co-branded credit cards are big businesses for airlines, and in many cases a majority of their profits actually come from frequent flyer programs, and the lucrative arrangements they have with banks. When thinking of premium credit cards (let's say those…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
Admirals Club Lax – 7

Citi AAdvantage Executive Card NOT Adding Authorized User Fee

Earlier Citi updated their website to indicate that a change would be made to one of my favorite cards that they issue, though fortunately it looks like that was a mistake. I'll still share below what we believed was happening. Historically I've considered…

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Filed Under: American, Citi
United 787 Polaris – 2

What I Like Least About American, Delta, And United

There's no denying that the "big three" US carriers aren't always popular with consumers. In the past I've written posts dedicated to what I think American, Delta, and United actually do well. After all, there's no perfect airline, and they all have…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
American A321

American A321 Still Grounded Six Months After “Incident”

In mid-April I wrote about a pretty terrifying incident that happened on an American Airlines flight bound from New York to Los Angeles. The flight was operated by one of American's special A321T aircraft in a premium heavy configuration, featuring just…

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American Airlines Gate

New: American Airlines App Boarding Notifications

Here's a fantastic development. As of today, American Airlines' app will notify you when boarding for your flight starts. A message will pop up saying: "We have started to board your flight to [destination]. Please head to gate [number]." It's my understanding…

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Filed Under: American
American 787

American Airlines’ Tel Aviv Flight Now On Sale

In early August American Airlines announced some exciting international expansion, including new flights from Dallas to Tel Aviv, Philadelphia to Casablanca, and more. The Dallas to Tel Aviv flight is no doubt the most interesting, given that it's such…

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Gol 737 Max

Is An American & Gol Partnership Imminent?

This is of course totally predictable and expected, but interesting to note nonetheless... in particular the alleged timeline. American Airlines and Gol are allegedly in the process of negotiating a partnership that could lead to closer cooperation between…

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Filed Under: American, Other Airlines
American 777

American Airlines Announces Leadership Changes

American Airlines has today announced some significant leadership changes. At first I was excited about this because I (and many others) think American needs a new direction and a new CEO, and there have been rumors of these changes being imminent. Well,…

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Etihad Business Class 787 – 4

Best Uses Of American AAdvantage Miles To/From The US

While American isn't great about making saver level award seats available on their own flights, there are still some fantastic partner airline award opportunities available. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at that for those based in the US.…

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Filed Under: American, Awards