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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 ...

A Fond Farewell to US Airways - Trip Report

Friday, October 16th marked the end of an era, as US Airways operated the very last flight under the US Airways call sign and banner, US 1939.  Though US Airways operated a flight under the same number in a circular pattern that day, going Philadelphia-Charlotte, Charlotte-Phoenix, Phoenix-San ...
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Congratulations to American Airlines, But Now What?


The final transition from US Airways to American Airlines was a total non-event and for that I must offer my congratulations to American Airlines.
Thinking back to that fateful March day of Continental – United system integration in 2011, I cannot help but to notice AA learned from ...
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Keep Your Boarding Pass Close!


I wrote an article this week for Inside Flyer showcasing the compromising personal information at your fingertips with nothing more than a discarded boarding pass. An equal-opportunity problem; American, Delta, and United all have a lot of work on their hands if they wish to better protect the ...
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After 76 Years, US Airways Flies Into the Sunrise Tomorrow


As many of you undoubtedly know, Saturday, October 17th is a D-Day of sorts in the American Airlines-US Airways merger, as the two airlines are set to combine reservations systems and begin operating all flights using AA flight numbers going forward.  That means tomorrow marks the end of ...

Back to Flying the Friendly Skies, For Now.

Why would anyone willingly subject themselves to United Airlines in its current state?  That's a fair question, and one I ask myself on occasion. (Including on this site almost 2 years ago).  I've discussed my thought process about United before, and we even discussed this on a recent ...
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Amenity Kit Review: American Air Transcon First Class, Reno Air Heritage Kit

Earlier this year, American Airlines announced an upgrade to their passenger experience by introducing all new amenities kits for their international first and business class passengers and first class passengers on their transcon, Los Angeles to New York, Los Angeles to Miami and San Francisco to ...

Admirals Clubs Going Cashless - Oct. 1


This is likely not a huge problem for the majority of people out there, but as of October 1st, American Airlines Admirals Clubs will be going cashless for all purchases.
American says this change is to align purchases in the Admirals Club with those made on-board, which have only accepted ...

Breaking: AA Flights Grounded Nationwide


AA flights from DFW, ORD, and MIA were briefly grounded this afternoon until 2:15p ET due to an unspecified computer glitch. The problem has now been resolved.
On Twitter, AA earlier said-
We’re working to resolve technical issues impacting several airports as ...
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American Airlines Plays Another Dirty Trick On Us


American Airlines recently cut off the ability to redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on Hawaiian Airlines between the mainland and Hawaii. That was an unfortunate loss, considering Hawaiian Airlines was a dependable source of premium cabin award space, but award space to Hawaii on AA and ...
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American Airlines Admiral Clubs Lock Down Wi-FI

American Airlines is making it harder for none Admiral Club members to poach their Wi-Fi as the airline has followed legacy US Airways Clubs requirements of having to sign on with a password. The new initiative has been rolled out at Admiral Clubs over the last week and almost all clubs appear to be ...
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