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American Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement with China Southern

American Airlines Announces Codeshare Agreement with China Southern

American Airlines and China Southern Airlines announced on Tuesday a new codeshare agreement as well as a new interline agreement.
The move follows American’s $200 million investment in China Southern, which closed in August.
American will be able to place its code on a total of nine China Southern routes from Beijing Capital International Airport, including flights to Changsa, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanning, and Shezhen, while China Southern will be able to …

Flight Review: American Airlines New York-London New Flagship Business – International

Not another review of a flight to London, I hear you cry. Well, dear readers, this one is different. This time we are on a newly configured American Airlines 777-200ER sporting the carrier’s new business-class seats.
The 777-200ER originally was a three-class plane, with Flagship First, business, and coach. A few years ago, the airline decided to offer more business-class seats on these planes and offer Flagship First only on the …

American Airlines Selects Lands’ End as New Uniform Supplier

American Airlines Selects Lands’ End as New Uniform Supplier

American Airlines announced it selected Lands’ End as its new supplier of uniforms for customer-facing personnel.
“After a thorough vetting process, and in conjunction with our union leadership teams, we are pleased to announce that Lands’ End has been selected as the new uniform supplier for Flight Service, Airport Customer Service and Premium Customer Services,” the airline said in a memo to employees.
Based in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Lands’ End is a clothing …

What You Read in 2017: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

With the year 2017 coming to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year. The big news was, of course, the retirement of Boeing 747s at the two remaining U.S. carriers that continued to operate them, Delta and United.
Our new Centurion List of the 10 Best Hotels in the World made the cut as did a very practical guide …

Airlines Move to Restrict ‘Smart’ Bags with Lithium-Ion Batteries from Checked Luggage

Airlines Move to Restrict ‘Smart’ Bags with Lithium-Ion Batteries from Checked Luggage

An increasing number of U.S. airlines announced plans to discontinue allowing passengers to check luggage with built-in batteries due to a potential fire hazard.
American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said earlier this month that so-called “smart” bags, luggage that comes with built-in technology that can track a bag’s location using GPS as well as remotely lock and unlock it and even weigh it via an app won’t be permitted on …

Six Airlines at LaGuardia Airport to Relocate on Saturday

Six airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations on Saturday to other terminals at the airport.
Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate operations to Terminals C and D.  This means that the historic Marine Air Terminal, which is …

Computer Glitch Leaves Thousands of American Airlines Flights Around the Holidays Without Pilots

Computer Glitch Leaves Thousands of American Airlines Flights Around the Holidays Without Pilots

A software glitch may have left American Airlines with thousands of flights without sufficient crew during the holiday travel season in December, according to its pilots union.
The Allied Pilots Union said Wednesday that its estimates, based on information provided by the airline, show that some 15,000 flights from December 17 through December 31 are affected.
“On Friday, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system,” the union said in a …