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American Airlines Ends Flights to Venezuela Amidst State Dept. ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory

American Airlines Ends Flights to Venezuela Amidst State Dept. ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory

As relations between the United States and Venezuela continued to deteriorate, the U.S. Department of State ordered all remaining U.S. diplomats to leave the country, and American Airlines said it had ended all flights there.
The agency issued a Level 4 – Do Not Travel advisory on March 12.
“Do not travel to Venezuela due to crime, civil unrest, poor health infrastructure, and arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens,” it said …

American, Southwest Work to Fill Gaps After 737 Max is Grounded

The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 on Sunday, has left dozens of airlines with gaps to fill in their schedules.
The single-aisle Boeing 737, which was introduced in the 1960s, is the most popular commercial airliner in history and the latest version, the 737 Max, is Boeing’s best-selling aircraft ever.
In the United States, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines operate …

Why Boeing Isn’t Grounding the 737 Max

In the three days following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that killed 157 people, the United States found itself increasingly alone in the world.
The crash was the second time in six months that the new aircraft type had crashed minutes after takeoff and the two incidents raised questions about the new anti-stall software used on the plane, although no findings, preliminary or otherwise, have …

American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines, Hyatt Hotels Announce Reciprocal Rewards Program

American Airlines and Hyatt Hotels announced a reciprocal rewards program that will allow members of one company’s loyalty program to earn rewards simultaneously with the other.
The program, which was unnamed at the time of publication, is reminiscent of Crossover Rewards, the program that Delta Air Lines and Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced in February 2013.
The program’s benefits vary according to the elite level that the individual member has. American Airlines …

Lobby Bar – March 1: Brexiters Running Wild, Dead Airlines Society, and ‘I’ll Take Train Parties for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar Adds Life
Code violation. Jonathan Spira reviews the new off Broadway National Yiddish Theatre production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Stage 42 The show ran into a problem prior to its opening night in New York City, however, when the Building Department refused to issue a permit for the fiddler to actually be on the roof. It relented, however, when it Building Department headquarters was encircled by a …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American, Delta, Hawaiian, United Apply for Tokyo Haneda Routes

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines are vying to obtain a limited number of slots to offer service from the United States to Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 12 new slots will be in addition to the six currently being used by U.S. carriers. American and United each operate one daily non-stop flight to Haneda while Delta and Hawaiian each operate two. American serves Haneda from Los Angeles, …

American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Adds New Flights Out of Charlotte, Reopens Admirals Club

American Airlines announced new service from its hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to four locations, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Newark.
The service from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale and to Baltimore will operate twice daily, while the other two are schedule to operate once a day.
The airline is also increasing the frequency of its daily flights from Charlotte to Chicago O’Hare International Airport to a total of ten, to Los Angeles …