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FIGHT: American Says “We’ll Defend Chicago against Increased United Competition”

American has a response to United’s statement two weeks ago that they were done being a “docile competitor” in Chicago (ORD), American is going to strongly protect their “superior” position. The airline announced last Thursday that they are adding seven new routes beginning July 5th. That announcement came after United shared their new offensive strategy for ORD, adding 47 new…

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US DOT Grants American 6 Months to Start LAX-Beijing Service, Rejects Delta’s Bid

Last week, the US Department of Transportation granted American Airlines six additional months to begin their LAX – Beijing (PEK) flight. That’s shorter than the one year American was asking for in their request which said that the Chinese government and Beijing refuse to grant them commercially viable slots. Meanwhile, Delta had placed another bid…

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Increased JFK-AUH Etihad A380 First Class Apartment AA Award Availability

There are currently several dates in early June with First Class Apartment availability on Etihad’s JFK-AUH A380 route, many dates even have two seats available. This coincides with Etihad upgrading the JFK-AUH route to an all A380 fleet starting on June 1st. Outbound from the US has historically been the tougher find, but ever since the…

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AA Pilots Vote “No Confidence” in CEO Parker Who Says Culture Change Is Needed

American Airlines pilots today issued a symbolic vote of “no confidence” in CEO Doug Parker, due to “questionable economic and strategic decisions” and the fact that he skipped the meeting of airline executives with Donald Trump last week. Parker missed that meeting due to a leadership conference that was already scheduled. APA President Dan Carey had this to say:…

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Only These 3 Major Projects Remain on American’s Integration List

On American’s Q4 2016 earnings call at the end of January, J.P. Morgan industry analyst Jamie Baker asked American’s Chief Integration Officer (Bev Goulet), which tasks remained on her to-do list.  Here’s a transcript of his question and her response: Jamie Baker And the second question for Bev. Could you just outline with a little…

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American Says Chinese Govt Blocking Their LAX-Beijing Flight, Delta Smiles

Back in November, the US DOT selected American over Delta and awarded the airline the right to operate a daily flight from LAX to Beijing (PEK). However, American says that it’s been unable to actually obtain takeoff and landing slots from the Chinese government…even ones at midnight and in the wee hours of the morning. .@AmericanAir…

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Delta/UA/AA Issue Statement on Emirates Newark-Athens Flight – “Flagrant Violation, Trump Assistance”

In a surprise news release last Monday, Emirates announced year-round daily non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Athens (ATH) effective March 12th. Well, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies (the lobby group representing all of the big US 3…but very Delta centric) has issued a response: “By flagrantly violating its Open Skies agreement with the…

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American & Qantas End Codeshare & Miles Earning on LAX-SYD Flights

American and Qantas this morning jointly announced that they will end codesharing between Los Angeles (LAX) and Sydney (SYD) effective February 1st. At that time, Qantas members will no longer earn miles on American operated LAX-SYD-LAX flights. No other routes are impacted including the LAX-Auckland route.   Qantas says that passengers who have already booked…

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