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American Airlines AAdvantage Tracking Returns to AwardWallet

Great news for American Airlines AAdvantage members who use AwardWallet – the loyalty program tracking service can once again access and update your mileage balance in real-time. American announced the “new” (reinstated, actually) service this morning in a press release: “American Airlines is continually looking for new ways to enhance the experience for our most…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 2, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: There’s word that JetBlue may reveal its new first class-style premium seat on Monday in San Diego at the Global Business Travel Association conference. The new product is expected to appear on select Airbus A321 transcon flights in 2014, including JFK to LAX. American Airlines…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Boeing 727-100 from 1987

I previously posted seat maps for American’s Boeing 727-100s from 1977 and 1985, and now bring you the “final” version seen flying the skies in 1987 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. I received some great insight into this aircraft type from reader John, who commented the following on the 1985 map: I…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: August 1, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines will launch hourly Shuttle service from Los Angeles to San Francisco beginning September 3. It’ll reportedly be all Embraer 175 service with upgraded amenities, including free newspapers, beer and wine for all passengers. This bumps Delta’s frequency on the route up from…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: July 31, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A Delta Air Lines passenger abandoned several of his bags in Seattle to avoid paying $1,400 in overweight luggage fees. It created quite a stir at the airport and a co-author of the linked article later tweeted that it ended up being four out of…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: July 29, 2013

A sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: A United Airlines customer service rep and his wife have been charged with theft after stealing checked bags from passengers who ended up being diverted from San Francisco in the wake of the Asiana Airlines crash. Speaking of the Asiana crash, the FAA is urging…

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American Airlines A319 Cabin Specs: Coach Recline Exceeds First Class?

American took delivery of its first Airbus A319 this week and has published the cabin specs (and more) on their website. What strikes me as odd is that first class recline is only 3-inches, whereas regular coach offers 4-inches with Main Cabin Extra getting 6-inches. Is that an error? United, by contrast, offers 6-inches of…

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Happy Fourth of July! Top 10 Posts January-June 2013

It’s our Independence Day holiday here in the U.S., and it’s given me time to pause to realize the fact that (more than) half of the year has already passed. It’s crazy how time has flown for me this year. I looked back at the top 10 viewed posts written so far in 2013 here…

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Notable Airline News: June 24, 2013

Here are a few news items from the airline industry that caught my attention today: Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic received clearance for their joint venture from EU and U.S. regulators, bringing with it reciprocal frequent flier benefits for SkyMiles and Flying Club members. Starting on July 3, members of both programs will have…

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Rumor: Did American Airlines Leak Its New Elite Status Requirements?

The “big” news this week so far has been United’s addition of a revenue requirement to achieve or maintain elite status beginning in 2014. I wrote a quick summary of the new policy in this post, and I followed it up with my thoughts on why I think it’s only the beginning of revenue-based changes.…

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