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American Airlines to Keep Citi and Barclays as Credit Card Partners

American Airlines to Keep Citi and Barclays as Credit Card Partners

American Airlines announced plans to continue its credit-card agreements with both long-time partner Citi as well as Barclaycard US, which was the partner of US Airways prior to the airlines’ merger.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it had entered into new agreements with both banks that will extend their respective relationships and allow them to continue to offer credit cardholders AAdvantage miles and other benefits.
The new agreement with Citi gives the …

Lobby Bar – July 8: Hilton’s Foray into Camping, Clairvoyant Constellations, and Thou Shalt Not Drive (Diesel)

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Meant to be. Jonathan Spira explains why Britain’s exit from the European Union was written in the stars. It’s quite simple, it was literally written in the stars – just grab a telescope and direct your gaze directly beneath Orion’s Belt, where you can read all about it.
Boats in bins. Let us take you around the beautiful city of Oslo, …

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

Alaska, American, Delta, United Among U.S. Airlines to Receive Green Light for Service to Havana

The Department of Transportation announced that it awarded tentative authority to eight U.S. airlines to begin service to Havana.
Of the dozen carriers that applied for the opportunity to operate scheduled service to Havana, the eight that received tentative awards were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and United Airlines. The DOT said that the carriers represent a variety of travel choices, …

American Airlines to Introduce Automated Screening Lanes and Computed Tomography at Airport Security Checkpoints

American Airlines to Introduce Automated Screening Lanes and Computed Tomography at Airport Security Checkpoints

American Airlines announced plans to speed up security lines at the nation’s airports by deploying multiple new tools and technologies.
The world’s largest airline said Tuesday it plans to introduce automated screening lanes at Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Los Angeles International, and Miami International airports by fall. The lanes will include automated belts that move bags into the X-ray machines while diverting bags that require further screening, thus …

Lobby Bar – July 1: Unlocking Hotel Rooms with Thumbs, Making Friends In-Flight, and the World’s Largest Porch

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Exceptions. Remember that nothing in life is free. Unless it’s T-Mobile’s high-speed international LTE roaming – find out how well it performs in Europe. Well okay, there’s still no such thing as a free lunch… except if you’re a T-Mobile customer on a Tuesday, in which case you can grab some free pizza, that is if the gods are smiling on …

American Airlines Plans Changes to American Shuttle Schedule

American Airlines Plans Changes to American Shuttle Schedule

American Airlines announced changes to its American Shuttle operation. The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.
The Fort Worth-based airline will drop one round-trip flight in the evening reducing the number of round trips between Boston and New York to 15, while the New York-Washington, D.C., route will cut back to 13 round trips eliminating two mid-day round-trip flights and one …

American, JetBlue, Southwest Among U.S. Airlines to Start Cuba Flights

American, JetBlue, Southwest Among U.S. Airlines to Start Cuba Flights

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines are among the six airlines selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer non-stop commercial flights from the United States to nine cities in Cuba.
The agency announced that five U.S. cities, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Philadelphia, will be the first gateways to the island nation in fifty years. The nine Cuban cities are Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, …