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A Flight Attendant Served A Passenger Food And Cocktails, Then He Handed Her This Note

At the beginning of the month a passenger handed a flight attendant 'the worst note ever'. It was so bad - calling the crewmember “a glorified MAID” a “mask nazi” who should be “cleaning motel rooms for $2 tips and meth” and that her life is “a waste.” - that American Airlines suspended the customer's flying privileges. Now, if two data points are enough to make a trend, you're going to be hearing a lot about another customer note given to flight attendant Ariel Ladner on board American Airlines...
Tags: Travel, Dallas, Airlines, Tampa, American Airlines, Ariel Ladner

Most U.S. Airlines Are Getting Rid of Change Fees for Good

In its latest move to offer more flexibility to fliers during COVID-19, most major U.S. airlines have put an end to ticket change fees for good. United Airlines kicked off the trend, announcing on August 30 that going forward, it would no longer be charging change fees for all standard economy and premium cabin tickets for travel within the U.S., effective immediately. Delta nixed its fees for domestic flights shortly after—and American Airlines joined the fray, too, eliminating change fe...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Alaska, Delta, Jetblue, United Airlines, American Airlines, Caribbean Mexico, S Airlines

American Airlines Will Start Providing Less Service On Flights October 1

This is a plan not just to fly less, but to offer less. Flight attendants are unhappy because it means each one working international and premium domestic flights will be working more during each trip, without being paid more. Continue reading American Airlines Will Start Providing Less Service On Flights October 1...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, Flight Attendants, American Airlines

American Re-Opening 7 More Admirals Clubs, Brings Back Avocado Toast and Guacamole

During the month of October American Airlines will re-open 7 more Admirals Clubs expanding beyond hub locations, They're also bringing back cheese cubes, avocado toast, and guacamole and chips. Continue reading American Re-Opening 7 More Admirals Clubs, Brings Back Avocado Toast and Guacamole...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, American Airlines, Admirals Club

Delta Opens The Curtain On SkyMiles As It Prepares To Mortgage The Program For $6.5 Billion

Delta and United are raising money in private markets against their loyalty programs. American Airlines is using its AAdvantage program to securitize a subsidized government CARES Act loan. These moves underscore that the frequent flyer programs remain one of the most attractive assets held by airlines, even during the pandemic. Raising money on the programs though means disclosing much more information than they're using to offering. Continue reading Delta Opens The Curtain On SkyMiles As It ...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Airlines, United, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Delta SkyMiles

Miles and Points On Sale — September 13 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, United Airlines, Promotions, Air France, American Airlines, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt

Furloughed airline pilots are taking jobs flying private jets. Now, they have to adapt to a reality of carrying wealthy passengers' bags.

Private aviation is expanding and more pilots are required to service the growing fleets of aircraft operators. Juice Flair/ Former airline pilots are turning to private aviation for flying jobs as the airlines prepare to furlough thousands. Though the basic job of flying an aircraft is the same, the workload for a private aircraft pilot is far and beyond that of an airline pilot due to the personal nature of the business. Airline pilots transitioning into the private side ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, Air Travel, Life, Boston, Planes, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Paris, Aircraft, Aviation, Ohio

Tourism Brands Join Forces to Get People Traveling Again

The U.S. Travel Association has a simple message for the country: Let's go there. Anywhere. Literally, anywhere. It doesn't have to be tomorrow, but please, put something on the calendar. Launched this morning, the new campaign titled "Let's Go There" is a collaboration between prominent USTA members including Marriott, Disney, Delta and American Airlines, along...
Tags: Travel, General, Hotels, Advertising, American Airlines, USTA, U S Travel Association, Adapting to Crisis, Marriott Disney Delta

Cranky on the Web: Ch-ch-ch-change fees Go Away

For those in the Bay Area, I’ll be on KTVU this morning at 840a talking about change fees. American Airlines axes change fees on all but the cheapest tickets, following United and Delta – The Dallas Morning NewsThis is certainly the hot topic this week, as you’d expect. … Read the post
Tags: Travel, Delta, United, American, Bay Area, American Airlines, KTVU, Cranky on the Web

United Airlines will furlough 16,370 employees as government assistance runs out and air travel shows no sign of recovery

United Airlines announced it will furlough over 16,000 employees as air travel hasn't meaningfully recovered from the impacts of the coronavirus. Reuters United Airlines announced it will furlough 16,370 employees as the industry prepares for reckoning on October 1 when CARES Act assistance expires. Pilots and flight attendants are among the most affected groups at United with 2,850 and 6,920 employees, respectively, set to be furloughed. United expects to reduce its workforce by 36,00...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Aviation, Airlines, Donald Trump, United, United Airlines, Fox Business, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Trump

American Airlines pilots landing in Los Angeles spotted a 'guy in a jetpack' just 300 yards from their passenger jet

American Airlines pilots on Sunday reported a "guy in a jetpack" flying near LAX. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty An American Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles had an encounter with a jetpack on Sunday while on approach to land at LAX, FOX 11 LA first reported.Pilots reported seeing a "guy in a jetpack" hovering around 3,000 feet near the Runway 25L approach path around "300 yards" from their aircraft.No major disruption was caused to inbound aircraft and the FAA told FOX 11 that it refer...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Life, La, Planes, Los Angeles, Trends, Flying, Aviation, San Jose, Philadelphia, Airlines, Faa, Lapd

Delta and American ditch change fees in a new bid to lure back fliers, less than 24 hours after United started the trend

The three largest US airlines will be losing a chunk of tax-free revenue as they eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Thiago B Trevisan / United, American, and Delta Air Lines are all doing away with change fees and select other optional fees.United and American will also allow passengers to fly stand-by on earlier flights for free and offer other complimentary perks for elite status holders.The US airline industry is still falling short of 1 million daily passengers ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United, Caribbean, United Airlines, Us Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Delta and American drop change fees in their latest bid to woo wary passengers, less than 24 hours after United started the trend

The three largest US airlines will be losing a chunk of tax-free revenue as they eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Thiago B Trevisan / United, American, and Delta Air Lines are all doing away with change fees and select other optional fees.United and American will also allow passengers to fly stand-by on earlier flights for free and offer other complimentary perks for elite status holders.The US airline industry is still falling short of 1 million daily passengers ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airlines, United, Caribbean, United Airlines, Us Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

United Permanently Cuts the Dreaded Ticket Change Fee

At the height of the 2008 economic recession, American Airlines became the first major carrier to charge for a checked bag. More than a decade later, travelers now almost expect to be nickel and dimed for everything short of using the lavatory (though Ryanair floated that idea in 2010). But now, in the midst of...
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, Ryanair, Airlines, United, American Airlines

The coronavirus outbreak has triggered unprecedented mass layoffs and furloughs. Here are the major companies that have announced they are downsizing their workforces.

People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices on March 20, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Andrew Kelly/Reuters The spread of the coronavirus is projected to impact millions of jobs worldwide.In just 22 weeks, more than 57 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance — that's more than the number of claims filed during the Great Recession.The travel and hospitality industries h...
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EPA To Approve American Airlines Use Of Surface Coating To Fight Coronavirus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce on Monday it will issue an emergency exemption to the state of Texas permitting it to allow American Airlines to use a new surface coating that kills coronaviruses for up to seven days, sources briefed on the matter said.
Tags: Travel, Texas, American Airlines, U S Environmental Protection Agency, EPA To Approve American Airlines

Airline Passengers Are Finding 'Creative Ways' To Remove Masks, American Pilot Says

American Airlines pilot Dennis Tajer has taken several flights during the coronavirus pandemic, both in the cockpit and as a union official, and has noticed something unsettling lately: passengers removing their masks for more than eating or drinking.
Tags: Travel, American Airlines, Dennis Tajer

How Two Major Airlines Are Actually Handling Social Distancing

When travel first slowly began to open up, airlines confirmed they would put social distancing measures in place: blocking out middle seat assignments and not packing the planes to full capacity. However, United and American Airlines have now both opted out and are lifting social distancing measures on their flights,…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Lifehacks, United Airlines, American Airlines, Major Airlines, However United and American Airlines

Destinations accepting US tourists

Figuring out this summer’s travel restrictions feels like navigating a labyrinth with no ball of thread. At best, it’s maddening. At worst, it’s simply impossible. The public health situation of every country is fluid, meaning concrete reopening dates are as elusive as airline tickets with no cancellation fees. This is incredibly frustrating for those eager for a much-needed summer vacation. Luckily, some destinations have already reopened their borders to international tourism, or set hard d...
Tags: Travel, New York, Air Canada, US, United States, Delta, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Jamaica, Airlines, Kingston, Maldives, Bahamas, United

You Won’t Believe How Many Airlines Haven’t Survived Coronavirus. How Does It Affect You?

Although things have been starting to pick back up in travel, it's no secret that the airline industry has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association is saying that global losses could reach billions of dollars, and last month, the aviation consultancy CAPA predicted that "most airlines in the world will be bankrupt" without help. There has even been talk of American Airlines' demise.
Tags: Travel, Capa, American Airlines, International Air Transport Association

Airlines suspend alcohol service

We all know that air travel is going to look very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but temperature checks, canceled flights, and empty middle seats are the least of our problems. The real issue is that some airlines are banning alcohol on their flights. To limit contact between passengers and crew, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic will temporarily stop serving alcohol on all flights, and British Airways and American Airlines will only serve alcohol on long-haul flights. Delta, similarly, h...
Tags: Travel, Alcohol, Delta, Easyjet, Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, All, Southwest, Major Airlines, Drink Service

American Airlines Increases Domestic Flights With Slowly Rising Demand in Summer Travel

The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, but some people are finding the urge to hop on a plane--despite the risks--to be irresistible. American Airlines' numbers in April had tanked amid the coronavirus outbreak, subsequent lockdowns and restrictive policies--the airline only served an average 32,000 daily customers on a domestic flight schedule reduced by 65%. But in...
Tags: Travel, General, Advertising, American Airlines, Life in Quarantine, Adapting to Crisis, Life After Lockdown

How Expensive Will Air Travel Be After The Covid-19 Crisis?

(CNN) — When the state of Florida began enacting stay-at-home measures and closing beaches in mid-March, in response to the threat of Covid-19, Miami-based real estate agent and artist Nadia Bouzid was in the middle of painting a mural inside a new hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Putting down the paintbrush, she picked up her phone and began searching airfares to return home. “I watched a seat on the flight I wanted go from $200 to $70, to $350,” Bouzid tells CNN Travel. “I booked it and flew, but the ...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Florida, London, News, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, New York City, US, Cnn, Canada, United States, Italy

American Airlines and Hyatt Surprise Healthcare Workers at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst with Complimentary Vacations

In recognition of the extraordinary care they provide to their community, American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced American Airlines and Hyatt will award thousands of healthcare professionals from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst three-night complimentary vacations to help them recharge and reconnect with their loved ones, once they are able to take time for themselves.
Tags: Travel, Hyatt, American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Corporation NYSE, AAL, American Airlines NASDAQ, NYC Health Hospitals Elmhurst, Hyatt Surprise Healthcare Workers

How airlines are social distancing

Until this weekend , it seemed the pandemic would lead to a sliver of a silver lining: less-crowded airplanes. Multiple US airlines had promised to book fewer passengers per plane and leave middle seats open. American Airlines stated it would block “50% of standard middle seats.” JetBlue pledged to sell fewer seats on most flights, and Southwest Airlines said that health measures would include “limiting the number of passengers onboard.” Delta announced it would cap its seating at 50 percent...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Air Travel, California, New York City, US, America, Alaska, Delta, Airlines, United, Southwest Airlines, Jetblue, United Airlines, American Airlines, All

Free vacations for health workers

Everyone agrees that hospital staff could use a free vacation, and luckily, it’s not just wishful thinking. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst surprised over 4,000 hospital workers — including doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and facilities and food service teams — with a free three-night vacation, courtesy of American Airlines and Hyatt. Workers will be able to take a free round-trip flight on American Airlines to one of several destinations across the US and the Caribbean, where they wil...
Tags: Travel, Free, US, America, Vacation, Caribbean, Hyatt, American Airlines, All, Elmhurst, Robert Isom, Healthcare Workers, NYC Health Hospitals Elmhurst, Medical Workers, Free Vacation, Hyatt Workers

GBTA Industry Forum Series: Interview with Robert Isom, President, American Airlines

In the next episode of our GBTA Industry Forum Series, Scott Solombrino, CEO, GBTA talks to Robert Isom, President of American Airlines about the impact COVID-19 has had on the airline sector, his views on how the crisis will change the future of the aviation business and the plans at American Airlines to shape the recovery. An interesting and thought-provoking interview discussing the monumental changes needed from an airline prospective, to ensure the safety of business travelers so tha...
Tags: Travel, American Airlines, Robert Isom, Scott Solombrino

Air traffic increases

Still in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. New data from the Transport Security Administration (TSA) may be just that. No one expects flight sales to start booming any time soon, but recent TSA data shows that the number of passengers in airports is trending upward. To optimistic travelers, that suggests the light might be closer than we thought. According to TSA’s screening records, the week ending on May 3 saw the most p...
Tags: Travel, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Flying, Frankfurt, Dallas, Tokyo, Miami, Tsa, State Department, Newark, Airlines, Dublin, Seattle, Madrid

American Airlines & Delta join JetBlue in requiring facial masks on U.S. flights

Two of the largest U.S. airlines, American Airlines and Delta, said Thursday they will require travelers to wear face masks on U.S. flights, joining JetBlue to address coronavirus. Excerpt: Delta’s new rules start May 4, while Frontier’s start May 8 and American’s requirements begin May 11. The policies exempt young children from wearing masks or other facial coverings. Other airlines like United Airlines (UAL.O) are providing masks to travelers, but not requiring their use. Many U.S. airlin...
Tags: Travel, Post, Business, News, Delta, Airlines, Jetblue, American Airlines, Frontier, American Airlines Delta, Delta Sky Clubs, United Airlines UAL, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, David Shepardson Tracy Rucinski

Getting refund for canceled flight

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the US government threw our drowning airlines a $25 billion life preserver. And regardless of your personal views on government money going to private industry, it should at the very least ensure there are still planes to fly once we can all start planning vacations again. To assist the flying public along with the airlines, the government made another bold move this month when it sternly reminded airlines that they are legally required to give pass...
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