AA president Scott Kirby said this at today’s JP Morgan Aviation and Transportation conference: “What would happen if you did change the perimeter rule is, yes, we would fly transcon. We’d fly a lot of flights from LaGuardia to the West Coast, and we’d fly them with bigger aircraft. So one, there’d be less small-community service… Read full article

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Here was my strategy for my latest US Airways application… I had one other open US Airways card at the end of December. My 10K anniversary bonus and 15K spend bonus had just posted and so I decided to downgrade my card to one of their fee free offerings (there were three choices). Although Barclays… Read full article

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While many frequent readers know the ins and outs of booking award tickets, many do choose to solicit the help of an award booking service. Being on the Juicy Miles team, booking award tickets is a daily activity for me. In interacting with phone agents on a virtually daily basis, I have gathered some of my favorite lies… Read full article

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American says it wants to be Chicago’s “hometown airline”, even though United operates a larger hub at ORD and is based downtown at the Willis Tower. To that end, American has signed a multi-year deal with the Chicago Cubs to be their exclusive airline partner, stealing the title from United whose contract expired earlier this year.  United… Read full article

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Here are some very cool pics of the new AA heritage kits for TWA, America West, US Airways, Allegheny, PSA, Piedmont, AirCal, and more. The kits were part of a larger press release announcing additional improvements to the AA experience (click any picture to enlarge it): International Flights In First Class: We’re introducing a new… Read full article

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Yesterday I posted about my plan to rebook an award flight in the height of the blizzard with the hope that the flight would be canceled and our miles redeposited fee free. Well, I’m happy to report that it worked! Two days ahead of the storm and only hours after the changed flight was ticketed, the… Read full article

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Similar to Rocketmiles and PointsHound, Kaligo is a site that awards airline miles for hotel bookings. They are currently offering a 10K bonus miles offer for both American and United – Earn up to 10,000 Bonus AAdvantage or MileagePlus Miles (earn 1,000 miles on your first booking of $499 or more, 5,000 miles on your first booking of $500-$999,… Read full article

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There’s a blizzard coming to NYC and that should mean many canceled flights on Monday night into Tuesday. Canceled flights mean fee waivers and ticket refunds and so I woke up early this morning and rebooked our AA award flights to the Caribbean for very early Tuesday morning during what should be the height of… Read full article

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Here’s how American shared the news of their first 787 acceptance flight with their employees yesterday: This afternoon, American flight attendants, engineers and a test pilot arrived at Boeing for a long-awaited look at the first 787, and took her for a customer acceptance flight high above Washington state. Earlier this week, VP of global… Read full article

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The DOT said yesterday that they are going forward with their review of whether to strip Delta of their SEA-HND slots, despite Delta’s formal response earlier this week. The DOT was not impressed and said nothing in the response from Delta changed their previous decision. We have determined that, in light of Delta’s extensive winter-season… Read full article

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Delta has formally responded to both American and Hawaiian’s bids to take away their Seattle (SEA) – Haneda (HND) slots. In the 33 page response, Delta said that: American and Hawaiian’s efforts to strip Seattle and Washington State of their only Haneda flight and move the slots to abundantly served states in California and Hawaii… Read full article

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