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30 Second Check — Did Your Barclays 10K Anniversary Bonus Transfer To Your Red Aviator Card?

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For those with the old US Airways MasterCard that offered the awesome anniversary bonus, there has been some confusion as to whether or not this perk transferred to the new Red Aviator card. FlyerTalk member nall discovered a quick and easy way to confirm that your bonus transferred to the your new Red Aviator card.…

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Etihad Make Changes to Award Redemptions, Impact to AA Awards?

Etihad sent notice this morning that after a comprehensive review of their Etihad Guest loyalty program, they’ve essentially decided to introduce the equivalent of AAnytime awards, offering last seat availability for redemptions.  The new award level will be called OpenSeats. In addition, they are increasing the number of business class seats available at the low (GuestSeats)…

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Loved the Reconfigured AA 767-300 Business Class to Europe – HUGE Improvement!

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I was on an American Airlines reconfigured 767-300 in business class for my flight to Rome earlier this week and I can’t overstate how much of an improvement the experience was over the non refurbished 767s in AA’s fleet. The configuration (and colors) were extremely similar to SWISS (Trip Report – SWISS Business JFK-Zurich(ZRH) A330…

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Issues with iPads Ground American Airlines Flights

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Whoops! In 2013, American Airlines completely transitioned to an “Electronic Flight Bag” program, whereby pilots receive iPads with all flight manuals pre-loaded, effectively eliminating the need to carry over 3,000 pages of documents onto each flight. They were the first in the industry to do so and the transition began in 2012. It looks like some of those…

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American Pilots Join other Employees in Hating New Uniforms…

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Over the last few months, American has been testing new uniforms across all work groups. We’ve previously heard complaints from flight attendants and gate staff over the new designs, but pilots are now voicing their dislike as well. Pilots say the uniforms fit poorly, have insufficient pockets, and are more uncomfortable than the 20+ year old uniform they are…

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