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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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American First and Business Saver Australia Awards Available for November/December 2017!

Fresh off the awesome JAL First Class award availability to Tokyo earlier today, American has really opened up their award availability from LAX-Sydney for next November and December. Select days have up to 6 Business Class seats while many other days have 2-4 seats. In terms of First Class, the best space I’ve seen is 2…

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Comparing Basic Economy Between American, Delta, and United

Comparison between American's Main Cabin and Basic Economy fares. Source: American Airlines

We reported last night on rumored details about American Airlines’ Basic Economy fares, and it looks like American has made it official this morning. The fares will be available in 10 markets to start, with tickets available starting February 10, 2017. American Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Most of the important details are as expected, including the limit…

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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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