American Airlines Posts

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 ...


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 ...


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


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 ...


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 ...


Variable AAnytime Awards on American Airlines?


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, is either acting up or gives us a preview of what a new AAnytime award chart might look like: variable pricing.

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American Airlines Reveals New 777-200 Cabin


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 ...


American Offering Bonus Miles on Select LGA Routes

As part of the American and US Airways merger, the U.S. Department of Justice required that the combined carrier divest slots in New York at LaGuardia Airport and in Washington DC at Reagan-National Airport.

Three communities lost service from LaGuardia during the divesture, though ...

It's Credit Card Application Day - Which Ones and Why I Value Them

I am not quite like other bloggers in that I have only as of late really started to apply for reward earning credit cards with any consistency, though I have carried a few accumulated over time.  My situation was unique, as my wife and I were in and out of the country for four years (mostly ...

American Airlines Quietly Introduces New Boarding Process


Though today is April 1st, the latest change from American Airlines is no April Fools joke. Over the weekend, American quietly updated their boarding process, removing the option for passengers without overhead luggage to board early, merging AAdvantage Executive Platinum/oneworld Emerald members ...

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US Airways + TAM Join oneworld Alliance


As Star Alliance shrinks, oneworld grows. Effective today, both US Airways and TAM transition from Star Alliance to oneworld, adding a more robust route network across the U.S., South America, and Europe for oneworld ...

US Airways Adds Meals to Shorter Flights + Improves IFE


US Airways offers a very decent meal on domestic flights--when you can get one. The problem is that unless your flight is scheduled for more than 3.5 hours during conventional meal times, you're out of luck. That has put US Airways at a competitive disadvantage, as ...

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Should I Burn my US Airways Dividend Miles Now or Later?

US Airways is leaving Star Alliance on March 30, 2014 and we can only guess at what the future Dividend Miles loyalty program will look like. Will the award chart stay the same for now? Will you be able to get to where you need to go? Will fuel surcharges be introduced on carriers like British ...


Medical Emergency In the Air & I'm the ONLY First Responder Aboard!


Flying is something so many of us take for granted. Cheaper air fare today allows millions of people all around the world to fly from coast to coast, country to country, continent to continent, or city to city. Some flights are long and some flights are short. In spite of the length of a flight, ...


American Airlines reconfigured 777-200s ready to fly in June 2014


The time could not come sooner for American Airlines to phase in it's reconfigured Boeing 777-200ER variants into long-haul service, and fortunately, a launch date has been officially set for June 12, 2014. According to Lucky at Boarding Area, the inaugural flight ...


AA Amenity Kit Winners


Early this month I had a giveaway where I offered four people an opportunity win an AA Intl' Business Class or domestic Flagship First Amenity Kit. This was my second giveaway like this and I am hoping to be able to have many more in the future! Thank you to everyone who participated in this ...

Priority Pass Ends Relationship with US & AA Airport Lounges

Earlier this year when American Express announced that they were terminating their airport club agreements with American Airlines and US Airways, I wrote an article explaining how Priority Pass, which is free with the American Express, could be a travelers’ saving grace. After all, Priority ...

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American Airlines 777-300 LAX-LHR Main Cabin Extra Trip Report


­­American Airlines has been working hard to refresh their entire fleet and their newest wide body planes, the 777-300ER took to the skies last spring with American’s new Livery. The new plane featured an entire cabin refresh and includes threes dedicated cabin: First class suites ...


AA Flagship First JFK-LAX 767-200


American Air’s Flagship First product is supposed to be the most premium product flying between LAX & JFK. AA was the first airline to fly the route, and now they compete with a slew of other airlines. In order to keep their competitive edge, AA introduced the new A321T this year.  ...