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Details about American Basic Economy – No Carry-Ons, Group 9 Boarding?

American Airlines Main Cabin onboard the 777-300ER. Source: American Airlines

Legacy US carriers are trying to compete with low cost carriers, and Delta and United have both launched “Basic Economy” product. Delta launched their Basic Economy product in 2012, which is Economy but with tons of restrictions. For example, Basic Economy fares aren’t eligible for upgrades, changes or refunds, and seat selection. However, customers are sill allowed to…

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American, Delta, & United Report 7-9% Transatlantic Traffic Declines, Post Election Bump Domestic

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Those fares to Europe are so cheap because traffic on the major US and European carriers is down quite significantly. November operational reports released earlier this week by the major carriers show a -7.2% decline for United, a -7.9% fall for Delta, and a -8.8% drop for American. The carriers say the threat of terrorism…

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Erin Brockovich Taking on the American Airlines Uniform Case?

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American better watch out, it looks like Erin Brockovich may be getting involved with the AA uniform issue! According to the Chicago Business Journal, Brockovich is monitoring a private Facebook group where front-line American employees are reporting uniform issues. Previously reported: How about some pentachlorophenol, tetrachloriphenols, trichlorophenols and free and partially-releasable formaldehyde with your uniform? These chemicals…

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Passenger Hit by Galley Cart on American Flight, Is AA’s Compensation Fair?

On almost any flight, you will see flight attendants coming down the aisle with a galley cart to offer drink or meal services. Those carts are actually much heavier than you might imagine; when fully loaded, they can be well over 200 pounds each. And because the carts have wheels, they must be securely braked during…

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American is Changing Earning Rates on Bulk Fares

The earning rates for bulk fares, for flights departing before January 11, 2017.

American Airlines is now operating under a revenue-based earning system, where you will earn miles based on the price of your ticket. Additionally, in order to qualify for elite statuses in 2017, you will also need to fulfill an elite-qualifying dollar (EQD) requirement. Currently, award (redeemable) miles are awarded as such: General AAdvantage Members: 5 miles per dollar Gold…

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United Kicks of Havana Service with Delay from Newark, AA & B6 Arrive Early

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American was the first US carrier in more than 50 years to arrive back in Havana with commercial flights when AA17 from Miami landed at 8:25am on Monday. JetBlue soon followed with B6 243 arriving at 1pm from JFK. United’s 1502 from Newark was supposed to follow shortly thereafter with a scheduled landing at 1:53pm,…

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Barclays Sends 94K AAdvantage Miles to “Black Hole”, Refuses to Fix Until ABC News Steps In

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Imagine earning miles on your card each month, seeing them appear on the statement, but then noticing that they are missing from your frequent flyer account. That’s what happened to one AAdvantage Aviator Business MasterCard by Barclaycard customer…to the tune of 94,198 miles. He says for months the miles were properly reflected on his statement,…

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