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American Airlines Expands Basic Economy to the Caribbean

American Airlines is expanding the Basic Economy product to Caribbean destinations.

Earlier this year, American Airlines introduced Basic Economy fares to selected destinations. Customers buying these fares are only allowed to carry a personal item onboard that fits under the seat, have to board last, and do not receive seat assignments in advance. Elite members also receive reduced earning on qualifying segments and mileage, and do not…

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American Airlines Rolling Out In-Flight Bedding by Casper

American Airlines will begin offering bedding from Casper starting December 1, 2017

On a long-haul flight, there’s nothing more important than getting some quality rest, and good bedding can make a difference. They are also a way for airlines to distinguish themselves from the competition, and often a great marketing opportunity way for other brands. Over the years, we have seen airlines explore these partnerships in creative…

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One of My Favorite Value Awards to Europe Ending as American Discontinues Partnership

Sad news as American announces the end of their partnership with Jet Airways effective December 31, 2017, though award travel can begin as late as December 31, 2018. This is especially disappointing as many times this is the only Europe award bookable with AAdvantage miles unless you want to pay ridiculous surcharges for British Airways…

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Opinion: Basic economy fares constitute a deceptive business practice

I am an awards booker. I spend hours per day looking at airfare, both in terms of award mileage and cash fares for positioning flights. Basic economy fares have made my work unnecessarily complicated. United and American have billed basic economy as a new class of service. Fliers who normally don’t have the funds to…

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Trouble finding business class award space to Europe? Here are your best bets

Singapore Airlines' New Business Class onbaord the A350. Source: Singapore Airlines

Everyone wants to fly in the flashiest, latest and greatest business class seats. Good luck getting in on that deal. With more points than ever on the open market, finding award space on popular and well known airlines is ever more difficult. Want to use 57,500 AAdvantage miles to get to Europe in American Airlines…

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American CEO “Not Happy” with Qatar Airways Investment, Calls It “Strange”, Plans to Continue Claim Against Gulf Carriers

Interesting, probably not the reaction that Qatar Airways was expecting. Seeking Alpha reports that Doug Parker, American CEO is “not happy” about a potential investment from Qatar Airways and thinks it’s “puzzling and strange.” American says it had not sought the investment and the move would not affect its management or strategic direction; AAL also says it…

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