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American Airlines Testing New Boarding Procedure

This past weekend I noticed the following Twitter exchange between @JohnnyJet and American Airlines: According to Johnny’s tweet, he noticed that American offered boarding to passengers without carry-ons in the second group, likely after those with Priority Access. Curiosity peaked, I emailed American’s PR team on Monday and received the following reply yesterday (bolding mine):…

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Amenity Kit Review: American Airlines Business Class – Eames Case

American Airlines last December rolled out new amenity kits and they finally offer separate kits for first and business class passengers. Previously, American provided the same “premium” kit in both cabins. A couple of weeks ago I reviewed the current first class offering, and here now is the business class kit for this installment of…

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A Very Generous ‘Soft Landing’ to American AAdvantage Platinum

While not an officially advertised benefit, American Airlines has for years provided “soft landings” to elite members who fail to qualify for status the following year. And even though it’s a known program, I was a bit surprised that American was generous enough to grant me Platinum status through February 2014 given I barely flew…

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Amenity Kit Review: American Airlines First Class – Eames Tablet Case

American Airlines last December rolled out new amenity kits and the kind folks at American’s social media team sent me the first class offering earlier this month. I’m thrilled to have it in my collection and offer a review below for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a better description of each category and…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 14, 2013

The obvious and most notable news today was the long-awaited official merger announcement by American Airlines and US Airways. The $11 billion deal will create the world’s largest airline. Here’s a look at what the eventual AAdvantage frequent flier program might look like. But there was also other interesting news to report, including Polish airline…

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What the New American AAdvantage Program Might Look Like

With a merger announcement between American Airlines and US Airways imminent (tomorrow morning by all accounts), we’ll finally put some speculation to rest, but open the door on months of new supposition. [Edited 2/14/13: And it’s official] Of particular interest to me (and many of you, I’m sure) will be the changes to American’s AAdvantage…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 5, 2013

American Airlines has a new sweepstakes offering a slew of prizes, including first class tickets for two, Admirals Club memberships, tablets, headphones and more. Daily drawings for 1,000 AAdvantage miles are also a part of the promo. Boeing has asked the FAA to resume 787 test flights to aid in finding a cause of the…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 1, 2013

A lawsuit filed by a United Airlines Million-Miler will proceed, as a judge threw out United’s request to have it dismissed. Well… parts of the lawsuit were dismissed, but others are still in play. The judge said, “At this stage of the litigation, the court finds it plausible that defendants had a contract with Million…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: January 31, 2013

Twitter has been abuzz today covering American’s inaugural Boeing 777-300 flight. AAdvantage Geek has a great post reviewing his walk-through and be sure to follow @airchive for real-time flight updates. Meanwhile, another 777-300 inaugural was grounded. Aeroflot had planned to launch flights tomorrow, but forgot one minor detail… the “type certificate” from the Russian government.…

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