American 777 300er

American Passenger Forced To Remove “Hail Satan” Shirt

American Airlines is in the news once again for threatening to kick someone off over their clothing choice. As reported by BuzzFeed News, Swati Runi Goyal and her husband were traveling from Florida to Nevada on October 30, when the crew advised her…

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American 777 Business Class

How To Use American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades

While domestic upgrades are nice, upgrades on long haul flights are even nicer. Having a flat bed on an overnight transoceanic flight makes all the difference. If not outright redeeming miles for an award ticket, there are sometimes opportunities to…

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American 767

American Airlines Cuts Cordoba, Argentina Route

American has historically been by far the strongest US carrier in Latin America. Over the past couple of years we've seen them cut a fair number of routes, though they've also tried to add some. One of the routes they added was a new flight between Miami…

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Qatar Airways Qsuites A350 – 41

American’s Black Friday Promo On Purchased Miles (Extended)

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. About a week ago they rolled out their "Black Friday" promo on purchased miles. It was due to expire yesterday, but has been extended through December 8, 2019. Through Sunday, December…

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American 777 Business Class

BankDirect Starts Issuing 1099s For American Miles

BankDirect is a bank that has historically allowed you to earn American AAdvantage miles for the balance you keep in your checking account. Over the years the opportunities to earn American miles with BankDirect have become less lucrative, though. Originally…

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American 777 200

American Airlines Increases Flights To Santiago & Sao Paulo

In late September it was announced that Delta is buying a 20% stake in LATAM, which has huge implications for the industry. American and LATAM had been pursuing a joint venture, so to see Delta invest and now pursue a joint venture with LATAM surprised…

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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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American Admirals Club Narita – 16

American Admirals Club Tokyo Narita Closing

American Airlines has today announced the closure of their only Admirals Club in Asia, and one of their (relatively) few Admirals Clubs outside the US. American Airlines has announced that they will be closing their Admirals Club at Tokyo Narita Airport…

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American 737 First Class

Fascinating Statistics About American Airlines Upgrades

I'm not sure how exactly he got this info, but @xJonNYC shares some very interesting statistics about upgrades on American Airlines. According to him, when it comes to American Airlines upgrades: -- 75% of upgrades are 500 mile upgrades (this includes…

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American 787 Business Class – 3

Will American Airlines Extend Systemwide Upgrades In 2019?

American Executive Platinum members receive four systemwide upgrades every year when they qualify for status. These systemwide upgrades are issued when you earn the status, and expire at the end of January of the year where your status expires. Personally…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 2

American Airlines’ New Policy To Reduce Bump Compensation

American Airlines is changing the procedure with which they bump passengers. We're talking specifically about those who agree to be bumped (in exchange for travel vouchers), which is called voluntary deny boarding. This is one of those ideas that probably…

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American Admirals Club Miami – 18

Review: American Admirals Club Miami Airport

After checking out the Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami this morning, I figured I might as well knock out another review. In this post I wanted to review one of the Admirals Clubs in Miami, which I visit constantly, but haven't yet written about. American…

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American Eagle

Video: American Eagle Plane Skids Off O’Hare Runway

American Eagle is in the news once again. Several days ago an American Eagle Embraer 175 (operated by Republic) lost control on takeoff from Atlanta, and today an American Eagle Embraer 145 (operated by Envoy) skidded off the runway at Chicago O'Hare.…

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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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American First Class

Why I’m Requalifying For American Executive Platinum Status

It's no secret that I'm less than thrilled with American Airlines overall, though I've made the decision to requalify for Executive Platinum status. That's true even though I'm currently only a bit over halfway there, and we have only several weeks left…

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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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