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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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

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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