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Only 6 of the 35 Recommendations Implemented 7 Years after Flight 1549 Landed in Hudson

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Did you know that the NTSB made 35 recommendations based on the landing of US Airways Flight 1549, of which only six have been implemented 7 years later? In fact, 14 of the recommendations sent to the FAA and EASA (European counterpart) were marked as unacceptable and closed. The Washington Post takes a look at these…

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NTSB Says US Airways Accident in Philadelphia Caused by Crew

Almost two years ago, US 1702, an A320 traveling to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), aborted takeoff in PHL and ended up with major damage after a tail strike and collapsed nose-gear. All passengers were forced to evacuate via emergency slides. Yesterday, the NTSB ruled that the accident was caused by the crew entering the wrong information in the…

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American Airlines Attendant Charged w/ Attacking Crew & US Marshals

On AA flight 704 last Monday from Charlotte to Frankfurt, an American flight attendant called herself “crazy” and a “train wreck”, before later attacking both the crew and two air marshals. Strangely, the crew noticed the behavior prior to the flight, but AA management did not remove her. Here’s how one of the air marshals described…

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Barclays Launches 30,000 AA Miles Spend Promotion for Existing Cardmembers

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For years, Barclays has offered 15,000 bonus miles for spending $500 or $750 every month for 3 months after a period of inactivity on the US Airways / AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. Well, I now have a very similar offer, but for 30,000 bonus miles and a TON more spend over double the number of months.…

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Barclays Launches 30,000 AA Miles Spend Promotion for Existing Cardmembers

Barclays AA Aviator Promo

For years, Barclays has offered 15,000 bonus miles for spending $500 or $750 every month for 3 months after a period of inactivity on the US Airways / AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. Well, I now have a very similar offer, but for 30,000 bonus miles and a TON more spend over double the number of months.…

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Delta Airlines Beats US Airways, Hands Down – Do You Agree?

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Several weeks ago, we wrote about sportswriter Peter King’s awful experience flying on US Airways, just prior to its integration with American Airlines.  Peter King describes multiple negative customer service and airline experiences during his 4 segments on US Airways, ranging from flight delays to an airplane that smelled like mothballs. In this week’s version…

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How American is Prepping for 1 Airline – 24/7 Command Center, 1K Workers, Open Until Oct 27th

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It’s a big weekend for American and US Airways as the airlines move to one reservation system, rebrand lobbies and gate areas, and remove all US Airways signage. On Monday, Maya Leibman, CIO, shared plans on how the airline plans to avoid any mishaps, see below courtesy of the Charlotte Business Journal: “This is still…

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