For almost two years now, Barclays has been offering an additional 15K bonus miles for spending $750 every month for 3 months after a period of inactivity once you complete your first purchase (usually 2 months or so) on a new US Airways Premier World MasterCard. I received the offer three times over the last two years for a total… Read full article

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In last week’s “Arrivals” newsletter, AA management provided employees with the latest status of the fleet repainting for both AA and US. Here are those details which will see the final new livery repaints (B737-800) occurring at the end of 2017: Related – US Pilot to AA Pilots – Out of My Cockpit 100 Reasons… Read full article

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10K bonus miles for canceling my card and receiving the now 40K sign-up bonus all over again? Yes please! During my last app-o-rama, I mentioned how I received an approval for a new US Airways personal card after canceling my former card two months earlier. Well, at the time of cancelation the 10K anniversary bonus had already hit my… Read full article

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The Justice Department disputed several criticisms of the AA/US merger and said millions of passengers would benefit from low-cost carriers obtaining assets at congested airports in a 51-page submission to U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who must decide if the agreement between the government and the airlines is in the public interest. Thanks to Meagan… Read full article

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A Charlotte based US Airways pilot refused to let three American pilots sit in the jumpseat of his aircraft.  From The Street: In a letter sent to members Thursday night, leaders of US Airways’ Charlotte domicile informed members of the incident. They added that the pilot in question twice hung up the phone when contacted… Read full article

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I’ve met a lot of BoardingArea readers who travel thanks to their audit jobs and so this may be of some interest –  the new American has selected KPMG over E&Y for audit services. Pre merger AA had used Ernst & Young  since the firm was formed in 1989 after the merger of Ernst &… Read full article

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Straight from an internal employee message, American has announced a decision on seating configuration for US Airways aircraft. They will be going with legacy American’s practice of providing extra legroom with their Main Cabin Extra product. Management declined to comment on whether they’ll be pushing existing rows closer together or using a slimmer seat design to… Read full article

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New legal action against American Airlines is being planned according to a statement released today by a group of former TWA employees. At issue once again is the severance dispute with the previous TWA Israeli employees. As per Frequent Business Traveler: The tension between the former workers and the airline began when American acquired TWA’s assets… Read full article

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AA announced today that they are cutting their Charlotte (CLT) to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) flight in early 2015. They will however maintain their CLT to Sao Paolo (GRU) flight and highlight that customers can still connect via AA’s DFW, JFK, and MIA flights. The Charlotte Observer adds: Michelle Mohr, spokeswoman for American, said the… Read full article

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In case you missed the news earlier in the week, American Airlines entered into service the first legacy US Airways Airbus A319 painted in the American Airlines livery. The newly dressed plane, tail number N700UW, first flew from Charlotte (CLT) to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) on flight 2060 with its new paint job on January… Read full article

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American Airlines Group management told the new joint workforce at AA and US that they can earn up to $150 each month if they beat Delta, Southwest, and United in on-time arrivals, baggage handling, and customer satisfaction. Winning in all three will result in $150 per employee, winning two will earn them $100, and winning one… Read full article

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