American Airlines Posts

San Diego Commuter Terminal to Close June 4

FINALLY!! The day has come when the San Diego Commuter Terminal will say goodbye to regional service and the final three occupants will move their regional jets to operate out of terminal 1 and 2!

Per the San Diego Airport Authority News:
 Effective June 4, airlines that ...
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Flight Review - AA 787 Business Class DFW to Chicago

I previously covered the exciting inaugural flight of American's 787 Dreamliner on May 7th, reviewing the Main Cabin (economy class) product.  My original intention was to fly both economy and business class on the same day to compare and contrast the products, but unfortunately, scheduling ...
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Best Business Class Seats on American Airlines Boeing 787

Three days ago, American debuted their Boeing 787-8 on a flight from Dallas to Chicago. While much of the fan-fare was covered in that post, and in others by Sriram and Rocky, I wanted to talk a bit more about the best seats in the business class cabin. American chose an all-new product for their ...
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Flight Review - Dreamliner vs. Mad Dog on American Airlines

As mentioned in my teaser post from Wednesday, I had the privilege of being on American's inaugural 787 flight from Dallas to Chicago on Thursday morning, along with fellow UPGRDrs Rocky and Daniel.  I live in the DFW area, and when the announcement came out that the inaugural would take off ...
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American Airlines 787 Business Class Review Inaugural Return Flight

American Airlines 787 Dreamliner flew its first commercial route yesterday and I was on board going to and returning from Chicago. On the inaugural flight I enjoyed my economy class seat in 16H, but on the return flight I was able to upgrade to business class with help from the Booking ...
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American Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight - Economy Class


America Airlines’ 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for its first commercial flight Thursday morning and needless to say there was a decent celebration to mark the first commercial operation that was several years in the making. I had arrived at Dallas Fort wWorth Airport around 2am the ...
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On-Board American Airlines Inaugural Boeing 787-8 Flight!

Several years ago, American Airlines announced an ambitious goal. Their plan was to replace the rapidly aging fleet of Boeing 757-200, 767-200, and MD-80s with state-of-the-art Airbus A319/A321 and on the widebody side, the Boeing 777-300ER and the boeing 787-8 and -9. With hundreds of new aircraft ...
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A Double Helping of American Airlines 787 Dreamliner Inauguration

When American Airlines announced their inaugural flights between Dallas and Chicago scheduled for tomorrow, May 7, 2014, I quickly booked a flight and secured an economy seat on the Dreamliner. Playing a guessing game, I was able to shave hundreds of dollars on my 787 inaugural flight ticket and ...
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DFW's Dreamliner Era Begins Tomorrow


A China Southern Boeing 787 taxiing to the gate at San Francisco International Airport
It's been an exciting past year or so in the Dallas-Ft. Worth aviation scene, as we've had many notable events such as the ending of the Wright Amendment restrictions at Dallas Love Field (DAL) and a ...

Worldwide First and Business Ticket for Less than $2500

American Airlines & US Airways Advantage program is offering a buy mile promotion through April 30, where up to 60,000 bonus miles will be rewarded when 100,000 miles are purchased. The bonus miles are rewarded in tiers based on the number of miles purchased and can result in a total of 60,000 ...
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AAdvantage Architect Earns 22 Million Miles Without Spending a Penny


An American 737 in classic livery at Chicago O'Hare Airport
Last Sunday, the Dallas Morning News business section ran a profile on Hal Brierley, a Plano-based consultant whose claim to fame was helping design the first airline loyalty program, American Airlines' AAdvantage program, back ...
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Delta uses India withdrawal to underscore "unfair" practices of Gulf carriers

Editor's note: this is the second installment two-part series assessing the U.S. - India passenger market and aviation strategy, and the impact of Middle East airlines carring 6th freedom traffic between the two countries. Part I, which can be found here, assessed the restoration of Indian ...
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Compensation from my Hotel Roulette - American Airlines IRROPS Disaster

A couple of weeks ago while traveling home from a long work week I had a hotel snafu at LAX where American Airlines provided me with a hotel voucher for the Westin but when I arrived at the Westin the hotel had no room for me. The entire ordeal took over three hours to get sorted out and finally ...

Five Ways to Earn Frequent Flyer Miles Without Flying

This is part of my introduction series for new readers that may not know of these ways to use miles and points.  
Here are five easy ways to earn frequent flyer miles without actually flying.  Before you know it, you will be looking back through the curtain at coach as the flight ...
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