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Tag: American Airlines

Jan 22

American Announces Chicago-New York Shuttle. Airline Geeks Geek-Out

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Last week, American made the kind of announcement that generally gets passed over in the general news (mostly because it isn’t that important) but gets aerosexuals all hot and bothered. There’s a new shuttle coming! The ORD-LGA Shuttle In an announcement that listed a bunch of new routes for American Airlines, the carrier also noted …

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Jan 12

When Little Things Matter…

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Every company in corporate America thinks that it is more clever than its customers. That statement applies double to travel companies. A cut here, a cut there, and they’ll save a few dollars. Change some signage or numbers and the customers won’t notice. The company will save a few bucks and net income will go …

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Dec 23

Year-End Awards: The “Frequees”

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It’s the year end and this will likely be my last post of the year. Have a happy and safe new year, and I’ll see you in 2018. Until then, let’s hand out some awards in the first annual “Frequees.” I have no particular criteria and the judges are me, news anchor Rod Remington and …

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Dec 03

American Airlines Settles With Pilots, Will Fly Through Holidays

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Well, that was quick. According to several media reports, American Airlines, which created a potential public relations nightmare for itself by allowing an unlimited number of pilots to take the holidays off, has solved the problem doing what airlines do best: buying off labor. The APA (Allied Pilots Association, the pilots’ union) knew that it …

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Nov 30

Your American Airlines Flight Isn’t Getting Cancelled

I caught a headline today that seems to be throwing a few people for a loop. But don’t worry, your flight’s in good shape. The Dallas Morning News reported that American Airlines had a scheduling glitch that could result in the cancellation of thousands of flights around the holidays. And while that definitely sounds bad, …

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Nov 18

American’s Holiday Miles Offer Comes From Scrooge

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Way back when, US Airways used to offer a partner offer called the Grand Slam promotion. The object was to earn miles through as many of its partners as possible and, based on the number you used, you earned miles. The top prize was 100,000 miles and it was always fun to see how little …

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Nov 15

American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service

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Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. At one time, it was seen solely as a cheap way to get to Europe, but …

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Nov 10

Friday Tidbits For The Weekend

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As we head into the weekend, here are a few deals that are worth looking at… Win Miles And Cruises from AA This sweepstakes shows up from time to time but it costs you nothing and could earn you a nice vacation. Sign up for weekly cruise deals from American and you’ll have a chance …

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Sep 29

American Airlines: “We’ll Never Lose Money Again”

It’s been a quiet week around here, so a lot of my recent posts have been around the airline industry itself. Today is no different. Can American Be Profitable Forever? Yesterday, American Airlines held its first investor day in I don’t know how many years. And while there were a lot of tidbits for Wall …

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Sep 24

Bonus Miles For Conversions From SPG To AA

One way to get miles quickly is to convert them from hotel points. You don’t get the best value for your points, but it’s an easy way to pick up some miles if you need them quickly for a reward. Converting from Starwood Starwood points are particularly useful for converting to all airlines except United …

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