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American Airlines Announces Free Snacks in Economy And Meals to Hawaii

American Airlines is playing catch up to every other major airline in the United States and is FINALLY going to offer free snacks again in economy class on domestic flights. Although this announcement is not anything special, as airlines such as Southwest, Delta, and Alaska has been offering ...

Flight Review: American Airlines A330 Business Class, Philadelphia to Paris


Considering that I'd been up since 5:30 in the morning, I was REALLY looking forward to the next stage of our trip to Europe, a flight to Paris in Business Class on an American Airbus A330.  Why did I pick this routing through Philadelphia, when I could have booked the nonstop from Dallas ...
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Airport Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club PHL Terminal A West

After a decent flight from Dallas in US Airways-cum-American Domestic First, even with a slight delay, we still had a 5 hour, 8 minute layover in Philadelphia before our connecting flight to Paris (sort of, which I'll get to later).  Why such a long layover?  That's what I could get to ...
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Flight Review: American "US Airways" A321 First Class, DFW to Philadelphia


Welcome to the first installment of my Czech Republic-Romania trip report!  This trip started early (too early, really) on a rainy Saturday morning with a short hop from Dallas to Philadelphia.  Why a connection in Philadelphia, when there was an afternoon nonstop to Paris available ...
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Are the Etihad First Class A380 Apartments Worthwhile?

Etihad has released a generous amount of first class award space on its A380 Abu Dhabi to New York Kennedy flight. Etihad's trend-setting "First Apartments" on this flight certainly set a standard for spaciousness in a first class seat. But is all the hype worth it?
My wife and I flew in the ...
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My relationship with American Airlines in late 2015 left a lot to be desired

The year is coming to a close, and I'm really not concluding on the best footing with American Airlines. I want to write an honest narration of recent experiences on-board the world's largest airline and admit that my customer satisfaction with them has waned significantly since the cutover in ...
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A Few More Flights to Go After a Year on the Road.

As 2015 is winding down, in this post I'm revisiting my year and what is to come.  I'll have a more complete summary of my 2015 travels later.  

Jacksonville may not be an exciting destination, but the sunrises along the beach were great. 
 
I wrote this a ...
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Flight Review - American Airlines Boeing 767 Domestic First LAX-DFW

Domestic First Class on American is generally nothing to write home about.  You get a little extra legroom, a meal, and free alcohol, but the seat is nothing special, usually just a "cradle"-type seat - the notable exception being transcontinental routes such as Los Angeles to New York, which ...
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American Airlines Won’t Proactively Waive Telephone Booking Fee


American Airlines has a number of award partners that are not bookable on aa.com. A call to AA Reservations is necessary to book this space and reservations made over the phone carry a $40 booking fee. This fee was traditionally unavoidable, but after the US Airways merger AA stopped ...

Using American Airlines Miles to Book oneworld Premium Economy?

Premium Economy is coming to American Airlines and many AA frequent flyers are rightfully concerned about what this will mean for upgrades – will systemwide upgrades only be eligible for upgrades from Economy to Premium Economy? We will soon find out (once AA figures it out themselves), but if ...

FAQs: Premium Economy on American Airlines


American Airlines announced a new Premium Economy product today, becoming the first U.S. carrier to offer an economy product that is truly more than just extra legroom.
Q: What is the difference between Premium Economy and Economy?
A: Premium Economy will feature:
A spacious ...
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American Airlines Finally Guts Award Chart


I've been predicting it for months...years actually...and the time has finally come: AA announced a huge devaluation of its AAdvantage award chart today. The only question has been how bad it would be and for those who like premium cabin redemptions the answer is simple: the changes are ...
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American Airlines Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda Will Launch Feb 11, 2016

American Airlines has FINALLY announced service to Tokyo Haneda which will commence service between Los Angeles and Haneda on February 11, 2016, nearly four and half months after Delta relinquished it slot on October 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale on November 8, 2015 for service and the new service ...

American Airlines Passenger Goes on 9/11 Rant, Claims to Have Gun


Nothing like a crazy passenger to disturb an otherwise mundane transcon flight.
An American Airlines flight from LA to Philadelphia was forced to divert to Phoenix after a man who had probably been listening to Alex Jones too much elected to go on a rant about how 9/11 was an inside job ...