So…I got an Apple Watch. Many airlines and hotel chains have developed apps for the Apple Watch and I was excited to see how those apps actually work in real life. This is just a brief take on what it’s like to travel with the Apple Watch. I didn’t stay at a Starwood hotel, so I… Read full article

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While Delta originally thanked the DOT for its decision to allow the airline to continue SEA-HND fights, they are now strongly protesting the set terms. Here’s their statement from early last week: At the most basic level, the proposed condition deviates from past practice because, as far as Delta is aware, the department has never… Read full article

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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… Read full article

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I just received this email from American: As the preferred car rental partners of American Airlines, Avis and Budget are proud to offer you even more for your rental. As an AAdvantage Platinum or Gold member, you’ll now earn a minimum of 1,000 miles for every qualifying (one day or longer) Avis or Budget rental. They… Read full article

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I recently redeemed 37,500 AAdvantage miles for an award with AA. I have both the legacy US Airways Barclays card as well as a Citi AAdvantage card. I figured only one card would apply the 10% redemption rebate on the award, so I was surprised when I browsed to my recent account activity and saw two separate transactions… Read full article

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With its dry climate, the Mojave desert is one of the popular places to store aircrafts waiting to be torn down into scraps, but Boeing is parking two absolutely brand new 787s there. These two planes are intended to be delivered to American Airlines. Bloomberg reports that with the substantial increase in demand for lie-flat seats, Zodiac… Read full article

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When I checked AA’s site this morning, I was able to log in with my US Airways credentials, but my mileage and million mile balances were still only reflective of my former AAdvantage account. Well, as of an hour ago, all my balances have been correctly combined! There’s just two hiccups that hopefully will work themselves out… Read full article

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The DOT has completed their review of Delta’s SEA-HND slots after formal requests from both American and Hawaiian. The decision states that Delta will get to maintain their daily slot pair in the interest of “consumer competition”, however they will have new requirements placed upon them including operating the flight 7 days a week, 365 days… Read full article

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Earlier this week, American Airlines announced that the US Airways Dividend Miles and AAdvantage programs would merge on March 28 (Saturday) and that mileage redemption using US miles would be suspended as of March 25, 11:59 CDT. Well, it appears that they’ve kept their word. As of this morning, the “Use Miles” check box is still available on… Read full article

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US Airways’ Dividend Miles and American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flyer programs are set to merge on March 28 (this Saturday). In preparation for the program merger, you will no longer be able to book awards via US Airways as of March 25 at 11:59 pm. What this means is we have less than 36 hours to… Read full article

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Did you know that the American Airlines hangar at LaGuardia still has the original AA logos or that the first Admirals Club was created there in 1939? Keith at UTP shares the following with our airport history buffs, be sure to check out Untapped Cities for full details: American Airlines was actually a key player in the… Read full article

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