American Airlines Posts

Always Check: First Class for the Price of Economy Class

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A client in Los Angeles called me this morning saying he had an emergency meeting in Miami on Monday morning and needed a ticket to Miami tomorrow afternoon or evening, returning Monday night.

I noted immediately that AA or DL would be best for non-stop service and priced out an ...

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Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club at SNA

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The American Airlines Admirals Club at John Wayne Orange County Airport is located in terminal A near gate 8.  Open to Admiral Club card holders and those wishing to pay the $50 entrance fee, the Admiral Club is small but offers a quiet place to relax and be ...

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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 ...

AA Website Pricing errors & More

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Airline websites are a distance from being glitch proof and we know that the Legacy carriers’ outdated technology and behind the time IT teams are far from perfect. It seems like most US airlines from United (especially since the co merger) to Delta website are incompetent, especially when ...

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HUCA - It almost always works!

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We have all probably heard this a hundred times, but sure enough I continue to realize how important it is to hang up and call again (HUCA), especially when a simple task is denied or rejected by the airlines. I spent a large part of my day planning a last minute award trip to Europe. As you can ...

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US Airways Clubs add complimentary Spirits & Upgraded Food

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The last few weeks I have found myself on AA codeshares flights flying US Airways metal instead of AA metal. If any of you follow me on twitter, you would already know and see I’ve been very much unimpressed with US Airways and so much so that I actually bought my first ticket on Southwest ...

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American Airlines 777-300 LHR-LAX Business Class Trip Report

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The day had finally arrived. I had flown the 77W in Main cabin Select from LAX to London Heathrow and now I was going to get to fly AA’s newest plane in business on the return segment! The seat is no stranger to me, as I’ve experienced it on many other airlines, but the service and AA ...

No Fuel Surcharges on British Airways Awards with US Airways Miles

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Since US Airways joined oneworld, the carrier has not imposed fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights. Considering fuel surcharges run more than $800 r/t for Europe and much more if you continue on to Asia or Africa, this has been a secret boon for those redeeming US Airways Dividend ...

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American Airlines Award Routing Rules - Not Frequent Flier Friendly!

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This week I decided to cash in 90,000 award miles for a last minute trip to my favorite diving spot in the world – Sipadan, Malaysia! With last minute prices even in economy between California and Tawau, Malaysia being over $1500, I decided it was time to cash in some of my AA miles before ...

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American Airline Admiral Club London Heathrow T3

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Not all Admiral clubs are created equal and this is clear when it comes to the beautiful T3 Admirals clubs at London Heathrow Airport. The club can be found in lounge area H, near gate 12B, mid terminal next to grandiose clubs such as the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and the nearby smaller British ...

A Hijacking Joke Gone Bad

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Tensions are high in the aftermath of the likely pilot hijacking of MH370 and even more than 12 years after the 9/11 attacks, the mentality of fear surrounding aviation security remains ingrained. With that in mind, I would recommend against joking about terrorism.

Last Saturday, a ...

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Dear Airlines, Why Aren't You Honest With Us?

First things first. Airline loyalty programs are here to stay--they are too lucrative. With airlines beholden to credit card companies, who purchase points en masse and distribute them to their customers, the possibility of loyalty programs going away is off the table.

But, we see that ...

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Dishonesty and Myopia at American Airlines

Last night I figured something was up when award ticket prices appeared to vary based on day of travel and my prediction was correct--AA announced a substantial devaluation to its AAdvantage loyalty program today, effective immediately. US Airways also modified its award chart, effective ...

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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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Variable AAnytime Awards on American Airlines?

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While American Airlines has not formally announced a devaluation of its award chart, the consensus is it is only a matter of when, not if. Tonight, AA.com is either acting up or gives us a preview of what a new AAnytime award chart might look like: variable pricing.

I was searching for ...

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American Airlines Reveals New 777-200 Cabin

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American Airlines has been quickly retrofitting their planes, introducing new planes, and refreshing their brand image as the once cutting edge airline now tries to play catch up with their largest US competitors and overseas competitors in order to provide customers with a modern and comfortable ...

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