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American Airlines Follows Delta and United On Increased Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines is the latest U.S. airline to increase their checked baggage fees, effective Sept. 21, 2018. If you want to check a bag on your next flight, it will now cost you $30 for the first bag, and $40 for the second checked bag. It’s clear that American is following its competitors United and Delta, as we shared…

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Overview of Big Three Airlines in America; Legacy Carriers

In the United States, there are three large airlines with a long history of continuous operations, extensive fleets, and expansive domestic and international routes, commonly called legacy carriers, which include United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Throughout commercial aviation history in America, there has been dozens of brands that over the years have merged or ceased…

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American Airlines Adds Three New Craft Beers Onboard

Starting September 1, 2018, American Airlines will be shuffling up their beers offered onboard their flights, with the introduction of three new beers. New offerings include Fat Tire White, Goose Island IPA, and Sam Adam’s Octoberfest. As a result the airline will discontinue serving Budweiser, VooDoo Ranger, and Sam Adam’s Boston Lager. Here’s what we learned from American:…

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American Airlines Launches Several New Routes to Europe

American Airlines announced that they will be launching several new routes to Europe which include ‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍nine new routes and some schedule adjustments‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍ to their 2018 winter and 2019 summer international flying. ‍​​​​‌‌‌​​‌‌​‌​​‌‌‌​‍It’s likely that some of these changes are due to increased fuel costs, as the airline looks for more consistently profitable flying. Here’s a highlight on what’s…

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Lounge Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge Los Angeles (LAX)

American Airlines operates several Flagship Lounges in the United States to provide their business and first-class passengers on international and transcontinental flights a premium experience. On a recent layover in Los Angeles (LAX) I had the chance to visit and enjoy the elevated service it provides. The lounge entrance is located just past the security…

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Earn 85,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through August 31, 2018, where you can earn up to 85,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted…

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American Airlines Boeing 777 Utilization at Miami International Airport

At a recent town hall meeting, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker was asked about the airlines Boeing 777 Utilization at Miami International Airport, as some of these planes are reporting “sitting in the sunshine for hours”, and it was asked if they’d start using these on short-haul flights from Miami during the day. When it comes…

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American Airlines Fleet Changes; Delaying Airbus A321neos

American Airlines announced some changes to their fleet, when it comes to the Airbus A321neos. The airlines plans on delaying 22 A321neo deliveries that were scheduled for 2019, 2020, and 2021. The A321neo is a new-engine version of the A321 aircraft, which American currently flies today, and will still take delivery of their first A321neo in 2019…

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American Airlines Announces Change to Basic Economy Fares Carry Ons

Basic Economy customers will start to be able to bring both a personal item and a carry-on bag like Main Cabin customers on September 5th, 2018. The press release sites that, “Removing the carry-on bag restriction will make our short-haul Basic Economy fares more competitive with airlines that include a carry-on bag in their lowest…

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Up To 1,500 Bonus AAdvantage Miles

You can earn up to 1,500 AAdvantage bonus miles when you shop through the “Back-to-School Bonus” offer in the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall. With school going back soon, I’m sure everyone has plenty of shopping to do. If you like collecting American miles, check out this promotion where you can earn 1,500 bonus miles when you spend $350. You can…

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Score 1,500 AAdvantage Miles And Beyond

If you like collecting AAdvantage miles, take a look at the following deal where you can earn 1,500 miles with a $1 subscription to The Economist. Score 1,500 Advantage Miles With $1 The Economist The Economist Deal Want More AAdvantage Miles? Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select®World Elite™Mastercard®is offering a limited time bonus of 60,000 AAdvantage miles…

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Will American Airlines Expand Premium Transcontinental Service to Washington D.C (DCA)?

American Airlines has been heavily investing in their premium product, whether it’s on their A321’s with are performing very well on their transcontinental routes between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Another interesting market to look at is Washington D.C., particularly their Los Angeles- Washington D.C (DCA) route. When it comes to…

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American Airlines Settles Fare Collusion Lawsuit, Pays $45 Million

American Airlines has reached an agreement, where they’ve settled an antitrust lawsuit on fare collusion, and will be forced to pay $45 million. Other airlines involved are Southwest Airlines, who has paid $15 million, where Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have yet to reach an agreement. Despite the settlement, according to American Airlines they…

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Earn 100,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, which is running now through June 30, 2018, where you can earn up to 100,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted…

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Premium Lounge Access for American and United Airlines’ Passengers

There are more ways than ever to gain access to an airport lounge, especially in the United States these days. From credit card benefits to elite status and day passes to flight add-ons, lounges are no longer exclusively for first and business class passengers traveling. While this has allowed many travelers to escape the chaos…

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Flight Review: American Airlines Business Class Tokyo (HND) to Los Angeles

In May I had the chance to fly American Airlines from Haneda (HND) to Los Angeles (LAX) on their 787-9. For the trip I booked a business class seat with a total flight time of approximately 9 hour and 40 minutes. The flight was scheduled to depart at 4:25pm and after a brief issue with…

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Why an American Airlines Passenger Faces 20 Years in Jail

Last week, an American Airlines passenger was arrested after fighting with other passengers, when he was refused being served beer on one of their flights from Miami to Saint Croix by the flight crew. He was charged with Interfering with flight crew attendants which faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted. This news comes…

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Future of American Airlines at New York’s John F. Kennedy

When it comes to NYC and air travel, Delta is the largest carrier at New York’s John F. Kennedy, and United has their home fortress at Newark Liberty International Airport. American Airlines has a boutique operation at New York’s JFK, as they capitalize on their service to London-Heathrow as well as Los Angeles, and San…

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Free Platinum Or Gold American Status For Some

American Airlines has sent out offers for free Platinum or Gold status to some AAdvantage members,  through September 7th, 2018. The offers were emailed out with the subjects, “Free Platinum status for you”, “Free Gold status for you.” Free Platinum Or Gold American Status For Some (targeted) Gold Status Offer Register for this exclusive offer to…

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