American Self Service

“American Airlines Doesn’t Want Us To Help”

Ultimately this will likely surprise exactly no one, but that won't stop me from sharing... Over the past couple of days my dad, Ford, and I, returned from Cape Town to the US. We took a 10 hour flight from Cape Town to Doha, had an eight hour layover,…

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Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Hard Pass: American’s New Promo On Purchased Miles

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. Over the summer we saw some of American's best prices of the year on purchased miles. Well, American has just rolled out their latest promo on AAdvantage miles, and it's not nearly as…

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American 737 800

American Airlines Mechanic Arrested For Sabotaging Plane

I think it's safe to say that American Airlines' disagreement with their mechanics has just reached a whole new level. Is it kind of sad that I'm not even surprised to read a story about an American Airlines mechanic intentionally trying to make a plane…

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American 777

American Airlines Resuming Negotiations With Mechanics

American has had huge problems with their mechanics the past few months. Management and the union representing mechanics haven't been able to agree on a contract, and talks broke off in April. Ever since, mechanics have been accused of intentionally…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American A319

An AAwful Cluster: How American Ruined My Trip To Croatia

Anyone who has flown American lately, or owns stock in the company, has noticed the clear negative trend of poor operational performance, inadequate customer service and less than stellar elite recognition. Or as Ben wrote earlier this year: “American…

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American 737 Max

American Cancels 737 MAX Flights Through December 3

The 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March. Boeing is working on finalizing the software fixes for the plane, and then the 737 MAX has to once again be certified. While we always hear optimistic timelines for when that could happen, the reality…

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American A319 First Class – 6

Review: American Airlines A319 First Class

Since you guys seemed to enjoy my recent review of Delta's 737 first class, I've decided to review more domestic (or in this case transborder) flights. To kick off our awesome trip, Ford and I flew to Toronto, which is where we were meeting my dad (he…

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American 767

American Airlines Stock Hits Five Year Low

American Airlines keeps setting records... with how low their stock price can go! Yesterday American Airlines' stock closed at $24.45, which best I can tell, seems to be the lowest since somewhere around December 2013. So we'll call it a five year low,…

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American 777 200

What South Pacific Routes Will American Airlines Launch?

A couple of weeks ago American Airlines announced significant transatlantic expansion. In 2020 the airline will be launching year-round flights from Dallas to Tel Aviv, as well as seasonal flights from Philadelphia to Casablanca, Chicago to Krakow, Chicago…

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Japan Airlines 777 First Class – 1

Citi American AAdvantage Business Card Review (2019)

I recently reviewed the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite™ Mastercard®, and in this post wanted to take a look at the business version of the card, which is the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®. Is…

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American 777 Business Class

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Card Review (2019)

Airline credit cards are among the most popular types of credit cards out there. Many people may be loyal to an airline because of where they live or their travel patterns, and picking up a co-branded airline credit card seems like the most logical way…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 2

American’s Latest Plans To Update Unpopular 737s

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

AAdvantage MileUp No Annual Fee Card Review (2019)

In the summer of 2018 we saw the introduction of the American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card, which is a no annual fee co-branded credit card being issued by American Airlines and Citi. While there are lots of airline credit cards out there, historically…

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American A319

American Wins Court Battle Against Mechanics

American Airlines has been having huge problems with their mechanics for quite a while. Following the merger between American and US Airways, mechanics still don't have a single contract, as management and the unions haven't been able to come to an agreement.…

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American 757 200

American Shifts Iceland Flight From Dallas To Philadelphia

Last week American announced some exciting new transatlantic flights, like Dallas to Tel Aviv, Philadelphia to Casablanca, Chicago to Krakow, Chicago to Budapest, and Chicago to Prague. American's return to Israel, as well as their first-ever flight…

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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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Haneda Airport Observation Deck 1

DOT Formally Grants 12 Haneda Slots 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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American 787

New American Flights To Israel, Morocco, And More!

Yesterday I wrote about how American was hinting that they were going to make a big route announcement, and we now have the details. For the summer 2020 international schedule, American has announced five new routes, including their first ever flight…

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