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American Opens Call Center to Field Uniform Hive & Rash Reports, Reverting Back to Old Uniforms for Some


The Chicago Business Journal is reporting that there have now been more than 950 reports of itching, rashes, hives, headaches, and swollen eyes caused by AA’s new uniforms. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) even has a link on their homepage to report problems and they are advising members to wear the old uniform…

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American’s Cuban Flights are So Empty, Some Flew With Just 12 Passengers


Half empty…not half full. American Airlines currently operates 56 weekly flights from the US to Cuba, but according to the Miami Herald, the majority of them are leaving with more empty seats than passengers. They surveyed the flights during weekdays, and found that 83% of the flights had a load factor of less than half. Cuban Customs records even showed…

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American & United Giving 250-1K Miles for Hurricane Relief, JetBlue Matching


Hurricane Matthew has left a horrible path of destruction, with hundreds dead and homes and businesses destroyed. American and United are both currently rewarding members with miles for donating to the relief efforts. American – Now, through October 31, for donations of $50 up to $100, American will reward you with 250 AAdvantage® miles. Donations of $100, or…

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Delta and American Using Same Tax Strategy as Donald Trump?

An American Airlines 737-800 in Montréal. Photo by Alexandre Gouger, used with permission.

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared a $916 million business loss in 1995. The tax code may have allowed him to legally avoid federal income taxes for up to 18 years. Setting aside the politics about tax codes and the presidential race, it looks like the same strategy…

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AA New Uniforms Result in Hives, Itching, & Headaches

American Airlines New Uniform

American is receiving employee complaints regarding their new uniforms due to a wool allergy that’s causing hives and headaches. The Chicago Business Journal reports that employees are being given the option to trade-out cotton uniforms for polyester ones. The Journal also reports on an additional problem with the new uniforms… Some female pilots at American have objected to their…

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Special Offer: 10X American AAdvantage Miles on AA Purchases, Check Your Email


Check your email for this offer from Citi inviting you to earn 10x AAdvantage miles on American Airlines purchases when using your Citi AAdvantage card. Of course, the standard offer for using your AAdvantage American Express card is 2x miles on AA purchases. The offer is good for up to 5,000 total miles through 11/30/16.…

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American Airlines Starting Flights to Havana November 28, Beating United By One Day

American Airlines' inaugural flight to Havana is now bookable on

In July 2016, when the DOT approved flights to Havana, American Airlines came out as a bit of a winner. They were allotted five daily flights: 4 from Miami and 1 from Charlotte. That is hardly surprising, considering Cuban-Americans make up 54% of the city’s population. We recently reported that United will be launching direct…

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American Airlines Pilots Worried On-Time Performance for AA about to Get Worse

American finished behind Delta, United, and Southwest in on-time performance during the busy summer travel period and pilots at the airline are concerned that it could get worse on Saturday. The airline will transition to a single flight operating system (FOS) on October 1st. The Chicago Business Journal explains that the AA and US fleets will operate…

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American Says Gulf Carriers Should Not Be Allowed to Fly Europe-US, Anger over Emirates US Gov Contract


American CEO Doug Parker told reporters earlier this month that his biggest concern with regards to the Gulf carriers is their ability to operate flights from outside their home region. Currently, that includes only the fifth freedom Milan – New York JFK flight operated by Emirates. That specific flight became a real point of contention…

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