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American Airlines to Offer New Inflight Menus from James Beard Foundation Chefs

American Airlines to Offer New Inflight Menus from James Beard Foundation Chefs

American Airlines announced a partnership with the James Beard Foundation that will bring new and diverse culinary experiences to the carrier’s passengers.
The foundation is a non-profit culinary arts organization named in honor of James Beard, who was known as the “Dean of American Cookery.” It offers scholarships to aspiring chefs.
“We’re honored to work with their roster of award-winning chefs who embody diversity, modernism and sustainable practices in the culinary world …

American Airlines Changes Compensation Policy for Bumped Passengers

American Airlines Changes Compensation Policy for Bumped Passengers

American Airlines is changing how it compensates passengers who volunteer to take another flight when their flight is oversold.
The new system, internally called “Pay What You Bid,” builds on recent functionality in the AA app that allows travelers to volunteer to be bumped while specifying how much compensation they would want.  The compensation comes in the form of a voucher for use on a future flight.
Previously, the airline would pay …

American Airlines, Royal Air Maroc Plan Partnership

American Airlines, Royal Air Maroc Plan Partnership

American Airlines and Royal Air Maroc filed an application to offer codeshare services on flights between the United States and Morocco last week. 
The two carriers currently have an interline agreement. 
“Our goal is to offer customers additional options to reach more destinations in Africa like Marrakech, Accra and Lagos,” said a spokesman for American Airlines. “We look forward to taking this next step in our partnership.”
Royal Air Maroc is …

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Boeing Updates Guidance on 737 Max, Jet May Fly Again in January

Saying it is  “confident the MAX will be one of the safest airplanes ever to fly,” Boeing indicated Monday that it hopes to begin deliveries of 737 Max aircraft to airlines before the end of 2019 even if the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t at that point approved new pilot training procedures, adding it expects a return to commercial service for the 737 in January.
The company identified five “key milestones” that …

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines, Southwest Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations Through March

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, two of the three major operators of the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft, announced that they have delayed the restarting flights of the aircraft until March 2020.
The move means that the plane will have been grounded for almost a year at that point if, in fact, it is cleared for flights at that time.
American set the date to restart 737 Max operations as March 5, …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

American Airlines Plans Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Auckland from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

American Airlines Plans Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Auckland from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

American Airlines said Monday it will add thrice-weekly seasonal non-stop service between Dallas and Auckland, New Zealand, next year.
The service will be offered in conjunction with its joint-venture partner, Qantas.
“The addition of non-stop service between DFW Airport and Auckland is great news for our customers and all of North Texas, giving the millions who pass through our airport annually more choices,” said Sean Donohue, the airport’s CEO.
American will use Boeing …