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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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American – US Airways Merger “Gross Miscarriage of Justice” When DOJ Case Dropped

A few weeks back, ProPublica published a very interesting article on the airline industry in the post-merger world, detailing the fall over a decade from nine major airlines to five. The piece has a heavy focus on the American / US Airways merger. It remarks on the DOJ dropping their lawsuit and the intense lobbying campaign involved: In…

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American Airlines Pilots Worried On-Time Performance for AA about to Get Worse

American finished behind Delta, United, and Southwest in on-time performance during the busy summer travel period and pilots at the airline are concerned that it could get worse on Saturday. The airline will transition to a single flight operating system (FOS) on October 1st. The Chicago Business Journal explains that the AA and US fleets will operate…

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

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

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

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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