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American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways late last year, announced it will combine the two airlines’ frequent flyer programs in the second quarter of 2015. The combined program will retain the AAdvantage name, as had been previously announced.
The program will have three elite levels, Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum, which are carried over from American’s current program. Silver Preferred members of US Airways’ Dividend Miles program will be given …

American, Jetstar Japan to Begin Codeshare

American, Jetstar Japan to Begin Codeshare

American Airlines announced that it signed a codeshare agreement with Jetstar Japan.
Codeshare flights will begin October 26, 2014, when American will place its code on select routes by Jetstar Japan, including between Tokyo Narita International Airport, Fukuoka, Matsuyama, Okinawa, Osaka, and Sapporo.
In addition, Jetstar Japan will place its code on American flights from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles
Jetstar Japan currently has a fleet of …

Japan Airlines and American to Expand U.S.-Brazil Codeshare Agreement

Japan Airlines and American to Expand U.S.-Brazil Codeshare Agreement

Japan Airlines announced it will be expanding its codeshare agreement with American Airlines this month.
Beginning October 26, Japan Airlines will place its code on American’s daily flights between Los Angeles and São Paulo.  The new codeshare is still subject to government approval.
American’s flights depart Los Angeles at 7:40 p.m. and arrive in São Paulo at 12:45 p.m. the next day, with flights from São Paulo to Los Angeles departing at …

American Airlines to Launch Miami-Frankfurt Route in 2015

American Airlines to Launch Miami-Frankfurt Route in 2015

American Airlines said it will continue to expand its Miami hub, including adding a non-stop flight to Frankfurt, Germany.
The Fort Worth-based airline recently announced plans for new routes out of Miami, linking the city to Austin, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City.  It also recently began service between Miami and Cap-Haitien, Haiti.
Speaking in front of a group of journalists, Doug Parker, the airline’s CEO, said that American would …

American to Begin Non-Stop Atlanta-Los Angeles Flights

American to Begin Non-Stop Atlanta-Los Angeles Flights

American Airlines announced that it will launch new, thrice-daily non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on March 5, 2015.  The flights will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights from Atlanta will depart at 7:00 a.m., 12:50 p.m., and 6:55 p.m., arriving in Los Angeles at 8:40 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 8:35 p.m., respectively.  From Los Angeles, flights are scheduled to depart at 12:15 a.m., 10:30 …

Delta to Remain at Dallas Love Field Through 2014

Delta to Remain at Dallas Love Field Through 2014

Delta Air Lines announced that it will remain at Dallas Love Field through at least the end of the year.
The airline said it  “has secured the right to continue to operate service at Dallas Love Field through the end of the year, and continues to work with all parties involved toward a permanent solution to allow for long-term service,” adding that it “remains committed to serving its North Texas customers …

American Airlines Group September Traffic, Load Factor Down

American Airlines Group September Traffic, Load Factor Down

American Airlines Group announced operational results for September 2013.
The Fort Worth-based airline said that its traffic in September was down 0.2% from September 2013, while capacity was up 1.6%.
Consolidated system traffic for the airline was 16.86 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.2% from 16.89 billion last year.  Consolidated capacity was 21.07 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 1.6%.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 80%, …