American Airlines

Category Archives for American Airlines.

Premium Economy Broke Into U.S. Skies in 2017. Is This The New Business Class?

Asia-Pacific and European airlines have offered premium economy cabins going on a decade now, but the concept was mostly foreign to U.S. fliers, until 2017. American and Delta both introduced their rendition of premium economy class this year, and there are early indications that many airlines are prepared to start treating premium economy as the…

Continue Reading »

Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

Continue Reading »

American Airlines Expands Basic Economy to the Caribbean

American Airlines is expanding the Basic Economy product to Caribbean destinations.

Earlier this year, American Airlines introduced Basic Economy fares to selected destinations. Customers buying these fares are only allowed to carry a personal item onboard that fits under the seat, have to board last, and do not receive seat assignments in advance. Elite members also receive reduced earning on qualifying segments and mileage, and do not…

Continue Reading »

American Airlines Rolling Out In-Flight Bedding by Casper

American Airlines will begin offering bedding from Casper starting December 1, 2017

On a long-haul flight, there’s nothing more important than getting some quality rest, and good bedding can make a difference. They are also a way for airlines to distinguish themselves from the competition, and often a great marketing opportunity way for other brands. Over the years, we have seen airlines explore these partnerships in creative…

Continue Reading »

One of My Favorite Value Awards to Europe Ending as American Discontinues Partnership

Sad news as American announces the end of their partnership with Jet Airways effective December 31, 2017, though award travel can begin as late as December 31, 2018. This is especially disappointing as many times this is the only Europe award bookable with AAdvantage miles unless you want to pay ridiculous surcharges for British Airways…

Continue Reading »