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Ask Before You Recline Your Airplane Seat

Last week an American Airlines passenger tweeted a video of a man repeatedly punching the back of her reclined seat. The video went viral, and once again sparked the debate of whether or not it’s ok to recline your seat while you’re up in the air.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Air Travel, Lifehacks, Travel Tips, American Airlines


Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Florida, UK, New York, Science, France, Scotland, Hotels, China, Ipo, Singapore, Miscellaneous


Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights in Memory of Tony Award Winning Producer Margo Lion

The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award winning producer Margo Lion, who died on January 24, 2020 at age 75. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Jujamcyn Theatres the Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, St. James, and Walter Kerr Theatres where Ms. Lion often collaborated and worked as well as the American Airlines, Bernard Jacobs, Helen Hayes, Neil Simon, New Amsterdam, Lincoln Center, Lyric Theatre, and Sa...
Tags: New York, Theatre, Broadway, American Airlines, BWW News Desk, Margo Lion, Broadway Theatres, Committee of Theatre Owners, Bernard Jacobs Helen Hayes Neil Simon, New Amsterdam Lincoln, Samuel J Friedmans


Miles and Points On Sale — February 19 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, Iberia, United Airlines, Promotions, American Airlines, Ihg Rewards Club, Hotels And Lodging, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, Hilton Honors, World of Hyatt, Radisson Rewards, Marriott Bonvoy


Fired Flight Attendant Blames Keto Diet For Failing Breathalyzer Test

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Local) — A former American Airlines flight attendant who was fired after failing a breathalyzer test says his ketogenic (keto) diet — not alcohol — was responsible for the false positive. Andre Riley, who had been a flight attendant with American Airlines since 2012, says he was fired last year because he blew a .05 on a breathalyzer. “I wasn’t drinking. I wasn’t doing anything, just because I changed my diet,” he told WJZY. The keto diet, which has become a trendy weight-lo...
Tags: Offbeat, Department Of Transportation, Jared, Dot, American Airlines, Riley, Local TV, Ryan Lowery, Talkers, CHARLOTTE N C CBS, Andre Riley


Seriously, Who At American Airlines Thought This Was Food?

One passenger shared the meal they were served in first class on an American Eagle breakfast flight from New York LaGuardia to Atlanta. It looks like a broken up granola pieces sandwich and that's what the passenger thought that it was, describing it as "the driest sandwich known to mankind" although they "thought it was chorizo too at first." Continue reading Seriously, Who At American Airlines Thought This Was Food?...
Tags: Travel, Atlanta, Breakfast, Airlines, American Eagle, American Airlines, New York LaGuardia


American Released Data to the SEC That Shows How Award Travelers are Doing

It's been tough to be an American AAdvantage member over the last several years if you actually want to use your miles to fly American. Since US Airways management took over in the final days of 2013, far fewer passengers have been traveling on American using their miles. That's largely the result of a lack of saver award inventory. The airline pledged to change that, and just released new numbers to the SEC that says how they're doing. Continue reading American Released Data to the SEC That...
Tags: Travel, SEC, Airlines, US Airways, American Airlines, American Released Data


Starting March 11 You’ll Be Able to Select Your Meal in Advance On American Airlines Regional Jets

American Airlines started letting customers pre-select their meals online when they're flying in premium cabins back in the fall of 2012. Delta didn't roll out this feature until early 2019 and United is still in testing. While American moved forward with pre-orders for buy on board in coach, they didn't actually extend pre-orders to first class on regional jets. That's finally changing. Continue reading Starting March 11 You’ll Be Able to Select Your Meal in Advance On American Airlines Regio...
Tags: Travel, Delta, Airlines, United, American Airlines, Inflight Meals, American Airlines Regional Jets


Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting you'll want to travel now, pay later. Here are 10 ways startups, banks, and airlines are tapping in to millennial wanderlust.

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker


How to navigate the ups and downs of starting a business with your spouse, sibling, or best friend — from 5 founders who have done it

It's common for cofounders to have an established relationship before they start a company together.  Running a business with your spouse, best friend, or family comes with its own challenges.  Business Insider talked with five cofounders who shared the lessons they've learned in marriage and friendship, and how they make the most of their strengths to work together. Click here for more BI Prime content. It's common for cofounders to have an established relationship before they start a compan...
Tags: Instagram, Washington, US, America, Trends, GlaxoSmithKline, Business Insider, American Airlines, Mark, Ken, Justin, Los Angeles California, Emily, LLC, Hong, CHA


3 Cases Where American Airlines Gate Agents May Hold The Boarding Door For Passengers

United has a program called ConnectionSaver to hold planes for connecting passengers where it won’t cause system or other passenger delays. United expects 25% of flights to arrive 10 minutes early (or more) every day. So holding plenty of flights still allows for on time arrivals. American doesn't defer to a computer for this. Their operations center can make the decision to hold a flight, for instance when there are a large number of connecting passengers they'll have difficulty accommodating i...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, United, American Airlines, D0


First Class Passengers On American Airlines Can Give Up Their Seat To Whomever They Wish

The Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Borden Dairy was flying American Airlines from Dallas Fort-Worth to Charleston, South Carolina with her CEO. The CEO insisted she take his first class seat. However she reports that an hour into the flight a flight attendant realized she wasn't the passenger on the manifest. That's when things got heated. Continue reading First Class Passengers On American Airlines Can Give Up Their Seat To Whomever They Wish...
Tags: Travel, Airlines, First Class, American Airlines, Charleston South Carolina, Dallas Fort Worth, Corporate Communications, Borden Dairy


Man punches reclined seat on American Airlines flight

A man started to punch a seat reclined on an American Airlines flight. The heated exchange started a national debate on who was in the wrong.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, American Airlines


The Boeing 737 Max crashes have revived decades-old fears about what happens when airplane computers become more powerful than pilots

Automation in planes — taking control of flight systems away from pilots and putting it in the hands of machines — has steadily increased in recent decades.   Two crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max that killed 346 people were both attributed largely to MCAS, the plane's automated system designed to keep it level in the sky. Business Insider spoke to aviation experts and former plane safety officials about automation in aviation, many of whom noted that they had longstanding concerns about incr...
Tags: New York, Congress, Indonesia, US, Trends, Mit, Ethiopia, Airbus, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, US Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, Max, University Of Southern California, American Airlines


Fintechs and lenders are tapping into your vacation FOMO with these 10 ways to travel now, pay later

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker, Expedia


Analysis: American launches Bangalore – Seattle and Alaska joins OneWorld

American Airlines announced new nonstop service from Seattle to Bengaluru as part of a broader move to turn Seattle into an international gateway. American will also deepen its relationship with US regional carrier Alaska Airlines (the largest airline in Seattle by passengers carried) with a widespread codeshare agreement and the addition of Alaska to the … >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: US, Slider, Alaska, Aviation, Seattle, Routes, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, Bengaluru International Airport, 787, Routes & Launches, Bangalore-Kempegowda International, Alaska Airline


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


Recline in Your Airplane Seat? A Debate Rages in the Skies and Online

You’re either a recliner or you’re not. There appears to be no middle seat here.
Tags: News, Federal Aviation Administration, Recline, American Airlines, Downloads and Streaming, Airlines and Airplanes, Video Recordings, Travel and Vacations, Wendi Williams


Watch the video that went viral after she reclined her seat

Wendi Williams, who describes herself as a teacher in Virginia Beach, shared a video showing a man repeatedly pushing her reclined seat on an American Airlines flight. The video has gone viral, but the debate over reclining seats in economy isn't new. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, American Airlines, Virginia Beach, Richard Quest, Wendi Williams


This viral video has people debating reclining on planes

Wendi Williams, who describes herself as a teacher in Virginia Beach, shared a video showing a man repeatedly pushing her reclined seat on an American Airlines flight. The video has gone viral, but the debate over reclining seats in economy isn't new. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, American Airlines, Virginia Beach, Richard Quest, Wendi Williams


Woman reclines plane seat. Passenger's reaction goes viral.

Wendi Williams, who describes herself as a teacher in Virginia Beach, shared a video showing a man repeatedly pushing her reclined seat on an American Airlines flight. The video has gone viral, but the debate over reclining seats in economy isn't new. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, American Airlines, Virginia Beach, Richard Quest, Wendi Williams


A SOLDIER'S PLAY to Hold Post-Show Discussion With Cast Members and the Production's Military Consultant

Roundabout Theatre Company Todd Haimes, Artistic DirectorCEO has announcedBeyond the Uniform Realizing Military Life Onstage in A Soldier's Play, a special post-show discussion with the production's military consultant, Christopher P. Wolfe Columbia University, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, moderated by Anna Morton Roundabout's Literary Manager, on Tuesday, February 18 at the American Airlines Theatre 227 West 42nd Street. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: West Point, Theatre, American Airlines, Christopher, BWW News Desk, Wolfe Columbia University U S Military Academy, Anna Morton Roundabout


American Airlines threatened to arrest me, says woman whose seat was continuously punched by man sitting behind her

This video has the internet legitimately divided . Dude is in the last seat on the plane. Seat doesn’t recline. Hers does. And she reclines. He’s upset, and is punching her seat incessantly— so she records. Who is right?!Who is wrong?! See you at 7p on #[email protected] pic.twitter.com/jjjTLLwvEc — Marina Marraco (@MarinaMarraco) February 12, 2020 Remember Wendi Williams, the woman who videotaped the man behind her who wouldn't stop punching her seat because she had reclined it? Well, TMZ ha...
Tags: Video, News, Williams, American Airlines, Shitty Air Travel, Wendi Williams


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


Is it wrong to recline your airline seat? Debate rages again after American Airlines incident

A recent altercation on an American regional flight has reignited the debate over reclining your seat. Columnist Christopher Elliott says it's wrong.
Tags: News, American Airlines, Christopher Elliott




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