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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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American in Advanced Talks to Buy China Southern Stake as per Bloomberg

According to Bloomberg, American is in advanced discussions to acquire a $200M stake in China Southern via a private placement. American would nominate an observer with no voting rights to the airline’s board.  Delta owns a minority stake in China Eastern after a 2015 acquisition and of course is a fellow Skyteam member with China…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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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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