Airline Merger Posts

I Tasted The New American Meals and They Are a Serious Downgrade

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Today is Day 1 of the Douggie Diet and I must say there are very few ups and more downs to the US Airways/AA food enhancements. The benefits of the new food offerings is mainly for US Airways fliers as meals are now being served on many more US Airways fights than premerger and now flights ...

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Americans Go Hungry - Revised Meal Times

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US Airways and American Airlines are starting to align policies as Doug Parker's teams takes over the new American Airlines and focuses on increasing revenue and destroying what is left of what use to be good. With only four major airlines left in the United States (Delta, United, American, ...

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AA Elites Now Recieve Unlimited Upgrades on US Airways From June 11, 2014

The new American Airlines has announced new Elite benefits today as American Airlines and US Airways begin to merge their two frequent flyer program and merge elite flying benefits across their two programs. In January, we saw the two airlines announce a slew of basic elite benefits which ...

US Airways Twitter Handle Cannot Solve ANY Reservation Issues

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Social media has taken the US and world by storm and everyone, from individuals to major corporations, have turned to social media to express themselves, advertise, and to resolve customer service problems. I have had restaurants thank me for dining with them when checking in via foursquare and ...

90,000 miles in Business Class to Asia is still an option

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US Airways changed their partner award chart without notice today to match American Airlines award ticket cost from the US lower 48 and Canada to North Asia. I have reviewed the whole award chart and no other award regions were changed. The policy which is bad for consumers quickly increased the ...

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American Airlines Introduces 5 Tier Award Chart & Changes Baggage Policies

Airline mergers are hardly good for consumer and today proves it yet again as we were all just #Parked. Airlines try to claim that airline mergers create more competition, adds tons of benefits for frequent flyers, and consumers benefit from larger network. But lets be real,  since the ...

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AA Catering & IT Issues: Is this because of the merger?

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It has been almost 90 days since the merger between US Airways and American Airlines was officially approved and the two airlines have been extremely busy integrating to synergize operations trying to maximize the ROI post-merger. As a consumers and travelers we have seen US Airways & ...

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Envoy - The New Name For American Eagle Airlines

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American Eagle Airlines, the regional subsidy of American Airlines will undergo a name change in Spring 2014 and will reluanch themselves as a new regional carrier known by the name Envoy. Envoy will remain a fully owned subsidy of American Airlines and will continue to operate under the American ...

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AA & US Airways Begin To Align Customer Benefits

American Airlines and US Airways are taking the first noticeable steps to frequent flyers today to become one airline and have announced select mutual frequent flyer benefits on reciprocal airlines starting today. This means if you are flying either US Airways or American Airways you will now be ...

US Airways Award Flights Now Bookable on AA.com!

Less than a week into the start of 2014, American and US Airways are progressing quickly with their integration plans. Amol @PointsToPointB reported that the check-in and customer service desks at LAX had received new signage to include US Airways elite members. Also introduced this evening is ...

American Airlines And US Airways to Merge December 9th

The good ol’ days of American Airlines may soon be coming to an end as Doug Parker and the board of directors from US Airline stroll into Dallas on December 9, 2013.

For those of you who might have missed it, today:

the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District ...

The DOJ fails the traveling public

Earlier today news broke that the DOJ had reached a settlement with US Airways and American Airlines in regards to their merger, clearing the way for their merger.    The airlines agreed to give up slots at DC Reagan (DCA) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports.  They also agreed to ...

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American reports $292M July profit; what are the implications?

Today is a very good day. We are completing one of the most successful turnarounds in aviation history. We are building a strong, competitive and profitable new American poised to lead again.

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American Airlines reports strongest monthly ...

US Airways' Barclay Credit Card: The End Is Near

Sources say that the new American Airlines will be keeping its contract with Citibank and be ditching US Airways Barclay’s card. Although this may not be surprising, AA is keeping with Citibank due to the fact that in 2009 Citibank advanced AA $1 billion for miles.

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A Rather Interesting AA Survey

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Most of the time, I ignore the surveys that are sent to me because they take forever to complete, and I get nothing back for my time spent. However, I made an exception to complete one from AA since I want to know what they are planning for the "new" AAdvantage program, and I'm delight to ...

The United Merger: One Year Later

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One year has passed since the day United and Continental officially tied the knot and what a year it has been. I predicted in a blog post late on March 2, 2012 that the transition would be bumpy and indeed it was--that first week of post-merger travel was a nightmare for many, including me. But ...

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AA/US Merger Commercials - Already?!?

Today when working out at the gym, I spotted this commercial on a big screen TV overhead out of the corner of my eye. Not being able to hear it, the first thing I did when I returned home was search for the advertisement that I saw. In the end, it ended up being a commercial highlighting the ...

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