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American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
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American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
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‘Nightmare, That Would Best Describe It’: Sacramento Man Says Pandemic Stranded Him In Colombia

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JetBlue just announced a huge nationwide expansion that sees 24 new routes and 4 new cities in 2021 with more flying to Latin America - here's the full list

A JetBlue Airways Airbus A321. Seth Wenig/AP JetBlue Airways is expanding in 2021 with 24 new routes across the US and Central America.  Four new cities will be added to JetBlue's route network including Miami; Key West, Florida; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Los Cabos, Mexico.  Mint business class will also be expanding to its 19th destination, Miami, with two daily flights to Los Angeles.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced a 24-rou...
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Americans can now travel to 47 nations for vacation and tourism — here's the list of every open country and how to get there

The US passport has lost its strength significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are left with few options on where to travel. ShutterLibrary/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider While many countries are not allowing US travelers during the coronavirus crisis, some nations are open to Americans. The United Kingdom, Caribbean countries, and select international locales are allowing tourists from the US. Many countries require you to show a negative COVID-19 test and air...
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Gogo is mulling a sale of its commercial in-flight internet business after taking a massive hit during the coronavirus (GOGO)

In-flight internet provider Gogo is considering selling its commercial aviation business.  The company's CEO, Oakleigh Thorne, said Monday during a conference call with investors that Gogo has had "extensive discussions with multiple parties" and that he's "optimistic that a deal may happen," according to The Verge.  Gogo works with some of the world's largest airlines, including Delta, American, United, and AirFrance, but its business has been hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. Gogo reporte...
Tags: Trends, Colombia, Gogo, North America, Donald Trump, Avianca, Moody, Thorne, Global Eagle, AirFrance, Delta American United, Oakleigh Thorne, Virgin Australia Virgin Atlantic


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


Colombia's Avianca reports first-quarter net loss of $121 million due to pandemic

Latin America's No. 2 carrier Avianca Holdings reported a $121 million loss for the first quarter late on Monday, accounting for just two weeks of severe impact from the coronavirus crisis.
Tags: Money, Colombia, businessNews, Latin America, Avianca, Avianca Holdings


Latin America's airlines pray for bailouts to avoid Avianca's fate

Avianca Holdings had known since late March that the Colombian airline's cash pile would only cover a few months of expenses while its entire fleet sat grounded because of aggressive anti-coronavirus lockdowns.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Latin America, Avianca, Avianca Holdings


Avianca, one of Latin America's largest airlines, files for bankruptcy

Colombian airline Avianca has filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York, marking the latest coronavirus bankruptcy in the aviation industry.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for bankruptcy in US court

The firm said its income has dropped 80% since grounding its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for bankruptcy at US court

The firm said its income has dropping 80% since grounding its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Colombian airline Avianca files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US

Avianca, the second-largest airline in Latin America, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Sunday to reorganize its debt "due to the unpredictable impact" of the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued in Bogota, Avianca said that along with "some of its subsidiaries and affiliates," it had asked to "voluntarily file for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code" in a New York court. The airline's operations "have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," as well as ...
Tags: New York, News, US, United States, Latin America, Avianca, Bogota Avianca


Avianca Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In The US

Avianca has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US as it looks to reduce debts between $1-$10 billion, after their home country of Colombia refused a bailout. The airline had struggled even before coronavirus hit. Avianca’s most useful aspect for mileage junkies is their Lifemiles program, which has mileage bargains for Star Alliance flights […]
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Colombia's Avianca airline files for bankruptcy over coronavirus impact

Avianca Holdings SA, Latin America's second-largest airline, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, as a bond payment deadline loomed and after unsuccessfully pursuing emergency aid from Colombia's government to survive the coronavirus crisis.
Tags: Money, Colombia, businessNews, Avianca, Avianca Holdings SA Latin America


Master List Of Airline Coronavirus Fee Waivers, Including Latest Updates From Delta And El Al On Previously Purchased Flights

Update: 3/9: With the entire country of Italy now on lockdown, Delta has announced a free change policy for all flights in March and April regardless of when they were booked. El Al now has a free change policy for all flights in March regardless of when they were booked. Avianca has released a new […]
Tags: Deals, Italy, Delta, Airline News, Avianca, EL AL


Avianca 'victim' in Airbus scandal, chief executive says

Colombian airline Avianca is a "victim" in the global scandal surrounding years of alleged bribes paid by manufacturer Airbus to bolster sales of its planes, Avianca's chief executive said on Thursday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Airbus, Avianca


9 Ways to Dial Back Your Stress on Travel Days

Stress on travel days is no joke and when things go wrong, you'll see a lot of frayed nerves on display. You hear a lot of people grumbling that flying is less comfortable and more inconvenient than it used to be and it's obvious that there are more people on the move than ever before. Many airports and air traffic control systems are at capacity and so are the planes we're crammed into. There are some costly ways you can mitigate some of this, of course. If you're willing to always buy busine...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Airports, Hilton, Ihg, Airlines, Montreal, Flights, Travel Insurance, Travel Industry, Travel Life, Luxury Latin America, Avianca, Cancun, Don, Amex Platinum


3 Links I Love: Avianca Rising, Demolition in Phoenix, Norwegian Says No Heathrow

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Avianca's top shareholder says has no knowledge of alleged Airbus bribes

German Efromovich, the majority shareholder in Latin American airline Avianca , said on Wednesday he does not have any knowledge of widespread bribes allegedly paid by European manufacturer Airbus .
Tags: Money, businessNews, Avianca


Always Carry a Spare Credit Card When Traveling

There I was at the ATM in a big airport, getting my cash out to use the next few weeks for tips, roadside meals, and whatever else I couldn't put on a card. I got my cash, I got my receipt, hit the "No" button indicating that I didn't need another transaction and...that was it. My debit card never came out of the machine. This was just a set of ATMs, with no physical bank branch, and I was leaving the city right away to go on a tour. So I knew I had to kiss that card goodbye. I wouldn't see an...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Banking, Airlines, Latin America, Travel Industry, Mastercard, Belize, Travel Safety, Loyalty Programs, Travel Life, Latin American Airlines, Playa Del Carmen, Avianca, Tulum


A Blueprint for American in Latin America

Last week I wrote about how American’s loss of LATAM as a partner wasn’t necessarily a problem from a commercial point-of-view but rather from a strategic and management point-of-view. Today, I’m going to dive deeper into the network to show exactly what I meant. It’s story time, but instead of a book, I have one of my favorite tools on Earth, the Great Circle Mapper. Let’s start by comparing the current route maps for Delta and American. This shows all routes from the US to South Americ...
Tags: Travel, US, Chile, Delta, Brazil, Argentina, Miami, Venezuela, South America, United, Latin America, American, Buenos Aires, Continental, Bolivia, Panama City


Airline bankruptcies surge, leaving rivals vying for planes

Airline bankruptcies have increased this year at the fastest ever rate, led by the collapse of India's Jet Airways, British travel group Thomas Cook and Avianca of Brazil, according to industry data published on Friday.
Tags: Money, India, businessNews, Brazil, Thomas Cook, Avianca


After Cuts, Aeromar Tries to Regain Its Footing (Across the Aisle)

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Aeromar. The Mexico City-based airline has only 10 ATRs these days with most focusing on connecting Mexico City with small airports around the country as well as providing frequency in larger markets where other airlines don’t fill the need. Aeromar is currently restructuring and reportedly owes the government money for fuel. While that might not seem like much to look at, the airline is actually a fascinating operation in that it acts as a showcase fo...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Russia, US, Mexico City, Miami, Houston, United, Continental, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana, Across The Aisle Interviews, Avianca, Cancun


United Bets On TACA As Avianca Flounders

There has been quite the mess unfolding down in Latin America. South America’s second largest airline has been falling apart, and United is stuck right in the middle. To fix this mess, United is going old school; it wants to put the airline in the hands of TACA’s management team. TACA? Didn’t that name disappear several years ago? Indeed it did. LATAM is the undisputed king of Latin America, and if its joint venture with American eventually goes through (in some form or another),...
Tags: Travel, Americas, US, Colombia, Delta, Brazil, Argentina, Panama, United, Latin America, Avianca, Aeromexico, Icelandair, TACA, Azul, Avianca Brasil


Are You Getting All the Credit Card Perks for Travelers?

Every once in a while I'll be on a tour or staying at a hotel where I can't help but hear the conversations around me. Sometimes I hear something that makes me stop what I'm doing and listen. The latest happened on a trip to Peru recently when one traveler asked, in amazement, "Why would you use a debit card to pay for an $8,000 tour? Are you out of your mind?!" The recipient of this question mumbled something about responsible spending and not going into debt, but the others at the table hit ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Wealth, Colombia, Rewards, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, Marriott, Ihg, Peru, Upgrades, Amex, Central America, Latin America, Travel Industry


Brazil Experiential Travel Guide: 18 Things to Do, See and Eat + 2 Week Itinerary

Are you interested in traveling to Brazil, but only have a limited amount of time? Maybe you have a couple of weeks and you feel overwhelmed by Brazil's size and variety of destinations. Don't worry, we've been there. That’s why we created this Brazil Experiential Travel Guide to get you started in organizing and planning your own trip. Admiring Rio de Janeiro: jungle, coast and city all in one. Early in our around-the-world journey, we spent fifteen months traveling through Latin America...
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I took a 6-hour flight with the second-oldest airline in the world and was disappointed with the experience for a few key reasons

Avianca is Colombia's national airline. I recently flew with Avianca round trip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. I found the flight comfortable yet lacking in many aspects. I recently flew with Avianca roundtrip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world. The airline was founded in 1919 as the ...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, John F Kennedy, South America, KLM, Bogota, Avianca, Netherland, Western Hemisphere, Benjamin Zhang, El Dorado International Airport, El Dorado International Airport Avianca, Colombian German Air Transport Company


The second-oldest airline in the world is based in Colombia — here’s what it was like to fly on Avianca to Bogotá

Avianca is Colombia's national airline. I recently flew with Avianca round trip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. I found the flight comfortable yet lacking in many aspects. I recently flew with Avianca roundtrip from New York City's John F. Kennedy airport to Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport. Avianca is Colombia's national airline, and it's actually the second-oldest airline in the world. The airline was founded in 1919 as the ...
Tags: New York City, Trends, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, John F Kennedy, South America, KLM, Bogota, Avianca, Netherland, Western Hemisphere, Benjamin Zhang, El Dorado International Airport, El Dorado International Airport Avianca, Colombian German Air Transport Company


Don’t Overlook Avianca’s Credit Card

Regular readers know that Avianca’s LifeMiles one of my favorite frequent flyer programs. It has access to awards across the Star Alliance. You can use their miles to redeem on airlines like United, Lufthansa, Thai, Asiana, Scandinavian, and Swiss. They’ve largely taken over the old US Airways role as the ‘official consolidator of Star Alliance premium class seats’. If there are excess seats on a Star Alliance airline, those airlines are — in effect — selling distressed inventory to LifeMiles m...
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