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Airport Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club, San Francisco

Now that I'm all caught up on trip reports, it's time to turn my attention back to other posts in the hopper that I've been putting off.  Or in this case, more like forgotten.  I was in San Francisco almost exactly one year ago for US Airways' final flight, a redeye from SFO to ...

Is American Still the Right Airline for Me?

Are there any good domestic US carriers anymore?  Sure, everyone has their favorites, and some are better than others for a given situation, but when asked recently, my response has been something like, "They all suck".

A not so First Class breakfast on a 1400+ mile ...
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American Airlines Adds Service from Dallas to Rome and Amsterdam


American Airlines is adding flights to Rome and Amsterdam from its Dallas-Fort Worth hub, with seasonal service set to begin in May 2017 on both routes.
What we know about the new American Airlines DFW to FCO/AMS Flights
Boeing 777-200 aircraft from Dallas (DFW) to Rome ...

When Will American and Delta Learn?

Two carriers, two unannounced devaluations effective immediately.
Using your miles and points may be easier than ever before but it will cost you like never before. The bottom line is this: don't trust the airlines and always consider your points as a depreciating asset.
Issue One: Delta ...
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Let's Give Scott Kirby a Chance

Scott Kirby made the odd pivot from President of American Airlines to President of United Airlines yesterday. Walking away with a $13MN severance package from AA without a non-compete clause, he has already begun work for United, where he will ...
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Why American's New Ad Campaign Fails

American Airlines is out with a new ad campaign, asserting that "World’s Greatest Flyers" (the tagline of the campaign) choose to fly AA. The intent behind the new campaign is laudable--
American Airlines’ new ad campaign celebrates people from all walks of life – our ...

American Airlines: Most Delayed and Worst Frequent Flyer Program

When American Airlines and US Airways merger was announced the two airlines flaunted how the airlines was going to be the biggest and the best airline in the United States. Remember that saying, "Going for Great"?!? The Airline claimed they were bringing us the best loyalty program and an enhanced ...

American Airlines Removes Ancillary Fees for In-flight Movies & TV

American Airlines is reducing ancillary fees and inflight add-ons by offering free in-flight entertainment where available on all planes equipped with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or seat-back entertainment. This will expand upon the current overhead TVs available on some older 737s, 757s, and 767s ...

Airport Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club, Tokyo Narita

Our way-too-short trip to Japan was coming to an end, and it was time to fly home.  Though an 11-hour flight in coach isn't something that's particularly worth looking forward to, my wife and I would at least be able to relax before the flight in the Admirals Club at Narita.  One of the ...
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Anti-Muslim Bigotry on American Airlines or Fabrication?


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation over an alleged incident on an American Airlines' flight from Charlotte to Detroit on December 6, 2015.
According to the complaint, passenger Mohamed Ahmed ...
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American Airlines Can't Prioritize Gate Checked Bags

I’m still mostly content with my decision to switch from United to American as my primary carrier for business travels mostly in North America.  One area of frustration has been when forced to gate check a bag.  American just can’t seem to get it right.
 
Valet ...
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Trip Report: American Air A321T Business Class, Los Angeles to New York

American Air flies these low density Airbus A321Ts on their premium, trans-con routes such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. These A321Ts are configured with 10 first class seats in a 1 x 1 layout, 20 business class seats in a 2 x 2 layout and 72 economy class seats in a 3 x 3 layout (36 ...
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Flight Review: American B777-200 Economy Class, DFW-Tokyo Narita-DFW


Just 26 days after returning from our whirlwind (mostly) Business Class trip to Europe, we hit the skies again to head to Japan for my birthday.  These flights would once again be in American, and on a Boeing 777-200 both ways, but in coach.  My experience on this aircraft from Paris ...

Flight Review: American Airlines B777-200 Business Class, Paris to DFW


Exactly one week after leaving home to head to Europe, it was time to wrap things up and head back home again.  On the way over, we went the long way via Philadelphia so I could sample the former US Airways Envoy Class, but on the way home, we kept it simple and took the nonstop to ...
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American Airlines Manhattan Ticket Office

Last year I was able to get bumped from two American Airlines flights. I received an AA certificate for each bump - the only draw back is that they have to be redeemed at a ticket office, airport ticketing counter, or over the phone (and then mailed in). Since I had procrastinated so long, and the ...
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