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American Airlines to Codeshare with Interjet

American Airlines to Codeshare with Interjet

American Airlines announced a codeshare agreement with Interjet, a Mexico City-based low-cost carrier.
The new agreement gives American’s passengers new destinations within Mexico.  It covers five destinations, namely Huatulco, Villahermosa, Merida, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and Oaxaca.
Founded in 2005, Interjet operates 1,800 weekly flights to 38 cities in Mexico and also serves destinations in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.  It has been known to describe itself as the “JetBlue of …

American Airlines Flight Diverts After Severe Turbulence

American Airlines Flight Diverts After Severe Turbulence

An American Airlines flight en route from Seoul, Korea to Dallas/Forth Worth diverted to Tokyo after the plane, a Boeing 777-200, hit severe turbulence.
The airline confirmed the incident on board Flight 280, and said that there were 240 passengers and 15 crew members on board.
A passenger on the flight, posting on the travel website FlyerTalk under the user name calexandre, said he was “ok” but had been “covered in red …

American Airlines Announces Bonus Miles for First and Business Class Ticket Purchases

American Airlines Announces Bonus Miles for First and Business Class Ticket Purchases

American Airlines announced a new bonus mile promotion for the coming year on Monday.
The new promotion will reward passengers who are members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program as well as US Airways’ Dividend Miles program who purchase either a first- or business-class ticket for travel in the calendar year 2015.  The bonus will be based on miles flown, the fare type purchased, and the member’s elite status within the …

American, US Airways Flight Attendants Get New 5-Year Contract after Arbitration Board Issues Decision

American, US Airways Flight Attendants Get New 5-Year Contract after Arbitration Board Issues Decision

[Editor’s note: new developments in this story may be found in this article: American Airlines Flight Attendants May Get the Pay Package They Voted Down]
American Airlines and its flight attendant union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, said announced that an arbitration board had rendered a final decision on the collective bargaining agreement between the two parties.
The decision by the seven-member board established a joint contract that covers more than 24,000 …

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of its merger with US Airways, American Airlines announced a $2 billion investment in aircraft cabins, Admirals Club lounges, and international in-flight Internet, promising, in the words of its CEO Doug Parker, “a product that’s better than our competitors.”
The Fort Worth-based carrier is upgrading the cabins of many of its Boeing 757s and 767-300s with fully lie-flat seats that have direct aisle access, …

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

[Editor’s note: complete details of the announcement are available here:  American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience]
American Airlines, which merged one year ago with US Airways to form the world’s largest airline, will announce a number of significant updates to its existing fleet and facilities on Monday.
The plans include new seats on older aircraft, updated lounges, and the addition in-flight Wi-Fi …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: December 6, 2014

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The first weekend in December is upon us, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that should be of interest to you.
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews Delta’s business-class service flying from New York to Moscow. In part thanks to a Pan Am purser (Pan Am was the first U.S. airline to fly to Russia, back …