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Breaking: American Airlines CEO Served w/ Cease & Desist in Continued New Uniform Controversy

A Phoenix based American Airlines flight attendant has served AA CEO Doug Parker with a cease and desist this morning demanding the recall of all Twin Hill uniforms due to health concerns. The press release notes the following: The demand letter comes as American Airlines employees continue to report illness linked to carcinogenic chemicals found in…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Part 1.5 — Alternative Fact Sweet Spots and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything on the Internet

Following up from Monday’s post, I wanted to quickly cover some theoretical “sweet spots” on the Asia Miles award chart that are in reality not actually that sweet. Given the many partners and distance-based nature of the Asia Miles program, a quick glance at the award charts by an inexperienced novice may lead one to…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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What Really Happened on AA Flight w/ Mother & Stroller Incident from Actual Passenger – Same Flight Attendant Rude to Another Mother

Another mother who was on that AA flight almost two weeks ago (# 591 from San Francisco to Dallas), has come forward with her story.  She is claiming that the same flight attendant also released his anger on her after she witnessed and confronted him about the incident. He brushed past me and without thinking I…

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Attorney for Dragged Off United Passenger to Represent Mom from American Incident, Not Hit in Head!

Interesting interview this morning on the Today Show with attorney Tom Demetrio who is already representing Dr. David Dao.  He clarified that the mother involved in the American incident was NOT hit in the head with a stroller. Instead, she was upset that the stroller came very close to hitting her baby as it was…

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Sad End of an Era – American Drops San Juan from JFK. From 11x per Day to No Service at All

In August 2014, I sadly posted about American canceling their long running JFK-Barbados flight – American Axes One of my Favorite JFK Routes – Caribbean Left with Just a Few Flights. I lamented that this was one of my favorite JFK-Caribbean flights on AA for a bunch of reasons: Barbados always seemed to be less touristy than…

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New Video? American Flight Attendant Hits Mother in Head w/ Stroller While Holding Her Twin Babies

Update: The mother has contacted the attorney who is representing that United passenger who was dragged off the plane. The attorney also confirmed that the woman was not hit in the head. Full updated details here. As heard in the aftermath video, the flight attendant accused of hitting a mother in the head with a stroller…

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4X in 36 Hours – Comparing JFK-LAX on American, Delta, JetBlue, & United

Wow, from noon on a Tuesday until midnight the following day, Peter Flax of The Hollywood Reporter flew between JFK and LAX four times, sampling the first and business class offerings on the route from American, Delta, JetBlue, and United. We’ve actually reviewed all of these individually before at Point Me to the Plane, though it’s…

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What? United & American Fight For Best On-Time Arrival…Delta Still #1

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

It’s no surprise that Delta was once again first among the big four domestic carriers in on-time performance in March, blowing away the competition with an 82.3% on-time arrival rate. Southwest finished 2nd at 79.6%, but the big story was the fight for 3rd between American and United. American ultimately won by hair, coming in at 78.1%…

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American Caves & Offers New Uniforms, Flight Attendants Say It’s Not Enough

Late on Tuesday, American announced that they had agreed to a deal with Aramark to provide an “off-the-shelf” uniform option for flight attendants and others who say the new uniforms previously rolled out by Twin Hill in September cause headaches, hives, rashes, and respiratory issues. The Chicago Business Journal reported on letter sent out by AA…

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