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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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DOT Blocks American / Qantas Joint Venture, New AA Flights to Blame?

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It seems that American may have foiled their own plans for a US-Australia joint venture with oneworld partner Qantas. The DOT rejected the American / Qantas joint venture bid this morning due to competitive concerns. Of course, Delta has a joint venture in the market with Virgin Australia, while United maintains one with Air New…

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Details of AA ConciergeKey’s Next Flight Guarantee

American Airlines ConciergeKey members will get prioritized upgrades

A few days ago, American Airlines announced a few changes to the AAdvantage program. Starting in 2017, you will be able to earn up to $6,000 elite-qualifying dollars (EQDs) on their co-branded Aviator cards. They also made their by-invitation-only Concierge Key status an official one, so Concierge Key members will be prioritized above Executive Platinum members…

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500,000 American Airlines Miles Sweepstakes with AA Cruises

You can win 500,000 AAdvantage miles and a free cruise from this sweepstakes!

American Airlines Cruises is running a sweepstakes, where you can potentially win 500,000 AAdvantage miles and a $3000 cruise voucher. Five runner-ups will win 100,000 AAdvantage miles each. As always, there is a little catch to promotions like this one. By entering, you essentially agree to receive promotional and marketing emails from American Airlines Cruises. However, the rules…

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Qatar Airways CEO Wants American to “Stop Being Misled by Delta” and Drop Etihad Partnership

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker received the Airline of the Year award on behalf of the airline at the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence. Flickr/Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways was recently awarded the title of Airline of the Year by CAPA (Center of Aviation, formerly Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation). Specifically, they earned the title “for its innovative strategy in a dynamic region.” Qatar’s CEO Akbar Al Baker sat down for an interview after accepting the award, and there are some interesting…

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