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One Restriction That Will Be Placed On Elites When Alaska Joins oneworld

If you are a oneworld sapphire member – think British Airways Silver – you get lounge access domestically within the U.S. even though American Airlines frequent flyers don’t. In fact oneworld sapphires, which is the mid-tier elite level, get American’s Flagship lounge (international business class lounge) access on U.S. domestic itineraries. American gets a carve-out in oneworld rules so they do not have to offer this to their own members. Continue reading One Restriction That Will Be Placed On ...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Lounge, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, British Airways Silver


Miles and Points On Sale — February 16 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale. Miles and Points On Sale — February 16 2020 A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percen...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Alaska Airlines, Promotions, American Airlines, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt


The Seat Recline Debate Continues With Video — February 2020 Edition

In what may be classified as a moment of ridiculousness in the latest edition of the seat recline debate, Wendi Williams — who calls herself wendi on Twitter — posted a video of her experience aboard an airplane which operated as American Eagle flight 4392 from New Orleans to Charlotte on Friday, January 31, 2020 in which the passenger behind her kept nudging her seat annoyingly in what can be perceived as a childish manner. The backstory — according to... The post The Seat Recline Debate Contin...
Tags: Travel, New Orleans, American Eagle, American Airlines, Charlotte, Airplanes And Aircraft, Wendi Williams


The Gate Agent Who Argued With Me About The Difference Between 40 Seconds And One Minute

When I made it onto the aircraft my first class seat was still empty. They were going to send the flight out with an empty first class seat, which was great for me, not great for the next person on the upgrade list. We arrived on time and that makes American's operational stats appear improved but the little pieces that matter to customers along the way are still a problem. Continue reading The Gate Agent Who Argued With Me About The Difference Between 40 Seconds And One Minute...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, American Airlines, Irregular Operations


Bernie Sanders Caught Flying First Class

When Bernie Sanders was running for the Democratic nomination in 2016 he charted a Boeing 767 to meet the Pope. Dinner included herb crusted lamb and fine cheeses along with lobster sliders midflight. While the democratic socialist does fly coach, even North Korea's Air Koryo has a business class. Senator Sanders, who honeymooned in the Soviet Union, looked sheepish flying first class on an American Airlines Embraer ERJ-175 regional jet. Continue reading Bernie Sanders Caught Flying First Clas...
Tags: Travel, North Korea, Passengers, Boeing, Bernie Sanders, Air Koryo, American Airlines, Sanders, Soviet Union




Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean


Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld

American Airlines had been winding down its partnership with Alaska Airlines. American viewed Alaska Airlines as a competitor once Alaska acquired Virgin America. They emphasized the substantial route overlap rather than the unique contributions of each airline. Now they've done a 180 degree turn. But for this to work for American, can Alaska have such a generous frequent flyer program? Continue reading Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, Virgin America They


You Can Still Use Alaska Miles to Book on American Airlines

Alaska Airlines announced a new “West Coast International Alliance” today with American Airlines, an alliance that will bring with it a few solid advantages for customers.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Air Travel, Lifehacks, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Airline Points, West Coast International Alliance


New American Airlines Video Claims Cramming More Seats Into Planes Is ‘Amazing’ For Passengers

American Airlines has a new internal video for employees explaining that cramming more seats onto planes is good for business and good for customers too. Vasu Raja, the airline's Senior Vice President of Network Strategy, says that densifying "both for our customers, for our team, and for the future of american airlines that's an amazing thing." There are four basic arguments American makes. I don't think they hold up well to scrutiny. Continue reading New American Airlines Video Claims Crammin...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, American Airlines, NEW American Airlines, Vasu Raja, Project Oasis


Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service

American and Alaska are partners again. The previously-announced March 1 breakup isn't happening. Alaska Airlines is joining oneworld. And American will fly from Seattle to Bangalore, India (and Seattle - London). Continue reading Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service...
Tags: Travel, India, Alaska, Airlines, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, Bangalore India, American Launching India Service, Seattle London Continue




Boeing Says The 737 MAX Won’t Be Re-Certified Until Summer. American Says It Will Fly June 5. How Can That Be?

Boeing projected recently that re-certifying the 737 MAX will take until summer. Once it gets government approvals airlines still have to bring planes out of storage and prepare them for service, and they have to train pilots on new procedures - which will take time in part because of a limited number of available simulators. And yet American Airlines and other carriers have the plane scheduled back into service in June. CEO Doug Parker updated employees on progress bringing the 737 MAX back int...
Tags: Travel, General, Boeing, American Airlines, Doug Parker, Boeing 737 MAX


Passengers Tossing Flight Attendant Thank You Notes. Should Cabin Crew Even Bother?

An American Airlines flight attendant asked a community of frequent flyers about the value of ‘thank you notes’ written to passengers. Unanimously everyone loved the idea. But the flight attendant reported that several passengers just tossed their notes. I wonder if this is something that people love in theory but don’t actually appreciate in practice? Continue reading Passengers Tossing Flight Attendant Thank You Notes. Should Cabin Crew Even Bother?...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Flight Attendants, American Airlines


Will American Airlines Eliminate International First Class?

American Airlines is the only remaining U.S. airline the claims to offer international first class. The top cabin on both United and Delta is business class. However there's good reason to think American Airlines may eliminate the product, too. And there are clues in the new business class seat focus groups that support this conclusion. Continue reading Will American Airlines Eliminate International First Class?...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Airlines, United, American Airlines, International First Class, Will American Airlines


Miles and Points On Sale — February 11 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale. A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Promotions, American Airlines, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt, Points On Sale


American Airlines Offering Flagship First Dining Buy Up To Some Passengers For $150

American Airlines Concierge Key and Executive Platinum customers entering the Dallas Fort-Worth Flagship lounge have an option to buy access to the more exclusive Flagship First Dining room when traveling long haul international or on eligible transcon flights for $150 per person. This is a test scheduled to last three months. Continue reading American Airlines Offering Flagship First Dining Buy Up To Some Passengers For $150...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, American Airlines, Flagship First Dining, Dallas Fort-worth, Dallas Fort Worth Flagship


American’s New Inflight Wifi Ad Makes A Strong Case To Fly Delta

American has an amusing commercial about how much we've come to rely on inflight wifi. And American does a great job with domestic wifi, as Delta does and United does not. In fact the major reason I've continued to fly American Airlines is because United's connectivity is so poor (and because Delta's route network doesn't work super well for me in Austin). This new ad could have just as easily been made by Delta, and there it would have been even more persuasive. Continue reading American’s Ne...
Tags: Travel, General, Austin, Delta, Wifi, Airlines, United, American Airlines


Why American Is Showing Customers 4 Business Class Seats When They’re Only Considering Two

American Airlines is evaluating new business class seats, expected to debut in 2023. The new business class will have doors. They're looking at one from their current seat provider, Rockwell Collins, and they're looking at the Adient Ascent seat (a joint venture between auto seatmaker Adient and Boeing). What seemed confusing is that in the seat focus groups last week American was actually showing four business class seats. Continue reading Why American Is Showing Customers 4 Business Class ...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Boeing, Seats, Business Class, American Airlines, Rockwell Collins


Dark Horse: There’s a Third New Business Class Seat American Is Considering

I've written about American's process for selecting a new business class seat to debut on the Boeing 787-9s slated for delivery beginning in 2023. I've argued that the most likely seat is their current Super Diamond seat, adding doors. And a second option - the Adient Ascent seat - leaked. However it seems that people who are part of customer focus groups looking at American's new seat options are reporting that there are actually 3 seats under consideration, and some may even be suggesting th...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Boeing, Seats, Business Class, American Airlines


[Leak] Here Are The Two Seats American Is Considering For New Business Class

American is looking at installing a new business class seat. The timing is expected to coincide with the arrival of new Boeing 787-9 planes into the fleet in three years. They're focus grouping two options now. I recently wrote that I believed the seat they would choose is the current Super Diamond seat they've been using, with doors added. We now also know the second option they're considering. Continue reading [Leak] Here Are The Two Seats American Is Considering For New Business Class...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Boeing, Seats, Business Class, American Airlines, Super Diamond, Adient Ascent


Earn 400 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2020

Effective through Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn 400 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles — in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned — during the Winter Bonus Offer campaign at the AAdvantage Shopping portal by spending a minimum of... The post Earn 400 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2020 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Airlines, Promotions, American Airlines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Eastern Standard Time


American Will Pay Employees For Meeting Operational Goals in January

By beating the airline's internal goals for "D0" or exact on-time departures, employees will get at least a $50 bonus under American's 'Grand Slam' bonus program. American employees can earn up to $200 a month based on the airline's operational performance when the airline beats Delta, United, and Southwest for the month in four areas. Continue reading American Will Pay Employees For Meeting Operational Goals in January...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest, Delta United, D0


American Airlines Pilot Caught In Gunfire Outside Puerto Rico Strip Club

American Airlines flight AA1528 from San Juan to Philadelphia was delayed 7 hours and 45 minutes on Monday when pilot Mathew Stapula didn’t show up at the airport. He was killed outside a San Juan strip club early Sunday morning. American sent a new crew member to operate the flight. The strip club was the scene of another fatal shooting in late September. Continue reading American Airlines Pilot Caught In Gunfire Outside Puerto Rico Strip Club...
Tags: Travel, Philadelphia, Airlines, Pilot, American Airlines, San Juan, Mathew Stapula


American Airlines signs codeshare with Brazil's GOLAmerican Airlines signs codeshare with Brazil's GOL

Pact will include frequent flier partnership
Tags: Travel, Brazil, American Airlines, GOLAmerican Airlines


5 Things Pilots Say Passengers Should Not Do

I’ve talked with a lot of pilots over the years, both men and women who fly for major carriers like American and British Airways. For the most part, they are very nice people. But, when they tell us to do something, we have to obey because a pilot's word is law on a plane. The good news is, their biggest concern is for our safety. In that spirit, here's a list things passengers should never do. Don't Roam the Cabin Not long ago, a news report featured a young man who roamed his Bri...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Youtube, Boston, Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier, Atlantic Ocean, Don, Honolulu, Alaskan Airlines


American Launching Gol Partnership, Expanding in Miami and South America

American has announced a new codeshare relationship with Gol as well as frequent flyer partnership and an expansion at their Miami hub including to Latin America. Gol wasn’t a great partner for Delta, which doesn’t have a huge presence in Brazil and so the opportunities to feed Delta flights were limited. Gol is a much better partner for American, which serves four cities from Brazil and flies to the country from four of its hubs. Continue reading American Launching Gol Partnership, Expanding in...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Brazil, Miami, South America, Airlines, American Airlines, Gol, Latam, American Launching Gol Partnership Expanding, Latin America Gol


Connecting to American Eagle In Chicago? Expect Wet Bags

According to Department of Transportation statistics American Airlines is number 8 out of 8 airlines in baggage mishandling. They view this as a competitive disadvantage in the Chicago market where they lag United (#4 of 8). So they're working to improve their baggage reliability statistics. Whether the bags make it to you dry seems like it may be another matter. Continue reading Connecting to American Eagle In Chicago? Expect Wet Bags...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, Airlines, United, Department Of Transportation, American Airlines, Chicago O'Hare, Checked Bags


7 Things I Love About the Biggest Airline Rewards Card Offer in 5 Years

Five years ago there was a 100,000 mile offer for the premium American Airlines card with $450 annual fee. But we haven't seen a U.S. airline credit card offering 100,000 miles as an initial bonus since then - other than United business cards. This is a fantastic card to have if you live in a city with lots of United service, fly them regularly but not enough for elite status, or you're an elite who wants upgrades on award tickets or help towards the spending requirement for status. Continue re...
Tags: Travel, Credit Cards, United, United Airlines, American Airlines, United Explorer Business, United Business


Here’s The New Business Class Seat American Airlines Will Select

American Airlines is testing new business class seats. This week they're even testing new coach and premium economy seats with customers. Next week they'll test new seat options for business class. And once that happens the leaks will, presumably, start pouring out. However we don't need to wait for leaked word on the seats American is trialing to know not just what they're considering but to make a strong educated guess about the seat they will actually select. Continue reading Here’s The New...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Seats, Business Class, American Airlines



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