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Review: US Airways Airbus 330 Business Class

As I've made the transition from primarily a United flyer to an American flyer, I've had some (to me) new experiences.  One more notable new experience was my first flight in reverse herringbone business class.  I had a business trip to Lisbon, and I flew US Airways via Philadelphia and ...
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Royal Air Maroc Eyes OneWorld Alliance Membership

Back in January, the blogosphere went wild with claims that Royal Air Maroc would join the Star Alliance after an unverified article went viral among  Aviation Geeks. At the time of the announcement, I quickly shook my head in disbelief that Royal Air Maroc would choose the Star Alliance ...
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Reader Poll: Decide my Route Home From Egypt

I am flying Qatar Airways for the first time this April and I have two options for my routing for my trip back home.  Either fly a mix of Qatar and American Airlines international service including the Qatar Airways A380 or fly more direct and fly all long haul segments on Qatar Airways. I have ...
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Malaysia Airlines New Award Chart and Earning Rates - A Net Improvement!

Malaysia Airlines is currently in the middle of a restructuring plan and is trying to regain passenger’s trust after two major disasters in 2014. As the airline restructures, they are attempting to make their Enrich Frequent flyer program more enticing in hopes that more flyers will choose ...
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American Airlines and Korean Air Form A New Partnership

OneWorld founding member American Airline and SkyTeam founding member Korean Air just announced a ground breaking relationship. Korean Air has temporarily throwing up the white flag as the two airlines have decided to put alliances aside and cooperate on AA’s flights between Dallas /Fort ...
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American grows international network after highly profitable FY2014


American Airlines current route network to Asia, with DFW-Beijing launching May 7, 2015
 
American Airlines Group is expanding its international route profile in Asia and Latin America following a succesful FY2014 where the carrier earned $4.2 billion USD, excluding special ...
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IAG Group Moves Closer to Aer Lingus Acquisition


IAG Group, parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has made its third offer to acquire Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus, this time at €2.50/share. Irish news sources are reporting the Aer Lingus board is "set to accept" the latest bid, but details remain unclear of what IAG would ...

TAM “Business” Class B777 São Paulo (GRU) to Paris (CDG) Trip Report

As my around the world tour continued, my next stop was Paris, and after just a day layover I had to leave the fantastic city of São Paulo to continue my trip. Although my trip was booked in First Class, I was booked in TAM’s Business Class for this leg of the trip because as of ...
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LATAM VIP Lounge Sao Paulo T3 (GRU)

LATAM opened their first co-branded LAN-TAM VIP Lounge at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport in Terminal 3 on October 27, 2014. My recent trip around the world coincided with the opening, just four days prior to my arrival. I had the opportunity to visit the lounge both in the morning ...

American Domestic First - DFW to LAX on a 767

Pre-Flight
I traveled with my family the day after Thanksgiving to Los Angeles as we had plans to visit SoCal and attend the Notre Dame - USC game massacre. I booked a multi-segment itinerary originating in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November the 25th and returning on a red-eye from LAX to MSP ...
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American reshuffles transatlantic routes and schedules for S15

American Airlines is adding five new routes between four of its US hubs and select European cities in summer 2015, although these changes reflect more surgical additions across its gateway cities rather than overall growth for the combined US Airways and American Airlines entity. 
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American applies for Dallas/Ft. Worth to Beijing route, Asia push continues


Fort Worth-based American Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for route authority to fly nonstop from its largest hub at DFW airport to Beijing Capital airport. If approved, American intends to commence service between the two cities on May 7, 2015.
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Booking My US Airways First Class Award with No Fuel Surcharges

British Airways flights have traditionally been one of the harder products to redeem for. Not because of their lack of availability or program restrictions but because they were just so darn expensive. It didn't matter if you were using British Airways Avios or American Airlines AAdvantage miles, it ...
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OneWorld Lounge LAX TBIT

If the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX itself wasn’t enough to get excited about, the new alliance lounges definitely are! After stopping by the KAL SkyTeam lounge, I headed over to the OneWorld lounge as I was flying Cathay Pacific Business Class. The large lounge is ...
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Qantas beats Emirates to the punch as 1st A380 operator to DFW airport

A little over 2 months ago, it was rumored that a new carrier would be operating an Airbus A380 into Dallas/Ft. Worth International airport when the board approved a nearly $3 million construction plan at International Terminal D to accommodate the wide-body plane at gates D15 and D16.
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