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American Airlines to Introduce New Meal Options in First on Domestic Flights

American Airlines to Introduce New Meal Options in First on Domestic Flights

American Airlines will offer new dining options in first class on board domestic flights starting Wednesday.
The new menus, designed by chef Julian Barsotti, will include a variety of dishes with separate lunch and dinner menus.
The lunchtime options will include a Chinese chicken salad, American chopped salad, and TexMex salad, all accompanied by grilled chicken, as well as dishes such as spinach ricotta raviolini, cheese enchiladas, and a new cheeseburger.
Appetizers for …

American Airlines to Test New Uniforms in the Field

American Airlines to Test New Uniforms in the Field

American Airlines announced a field trial of the airline’s planned new uniforms. The trial will start on November 13 and will be conducted in two phases. The second phase will end April 30.
The new uniforms are being manufactured by Lands’ End. They will be tested by more than 1,000 flight attendants and customer service agents at airport locations.
The airline hopes to learn how the new uniforms function in the field …

American Airlines Orders 15 Additional Embraer E175 Jets

American Airlines Orders 15 Additional Embraer E175 Jets

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that American Airlines placed a firm order for 15 additional E175 regional jets. The deal is valued at $705 million based on current list prices.
The 76-seat aircrafts are expected to be delivered in 2020.
The new order will bring the airline’s total number of E175s to 104. The airline most recently placed an order in May 2018 for 15.
The E175 jet is a stretch version of …

Carlene Roberts Lawrence, First Woman to Join Ranks of Airline Industry Executives, Dies at 105

Carlene Roberts Lawrence, who became the first woman to hold an executive-level position in the airline industry after having worked her way up from a $150-a-month secretarial position, died on Monday at the age of 105.
Ms. Lawrence, then Carlene Roberts, began her career in the airline industry when she joined American Airlines in Chicago as a secretary. When American Airlines shifted its headquarters from Chicago to New York in …

America Airlines Files Suit Against Expedia Over ‘AAdvantage’ Trademark

America Airlines Files Suit Against Expedia Over ‘AAdvantage’ Trademark

American Airlines went to court last week seeking an order barring Expedia, an online travel company, from using the name “Add On Advantage” for a new discount program, claiming consumers would confuse it with the airline’s “AAdvantage” frequent-flyer program.
The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Forth Worth, Texas. American is headquartered in Fort Worth.
The airline has been using the AAdvantage trademark for the frequent-flyer program since it was …

Lobby Bar – October 19: Meet the Flintstones, Paging Dr. Emmet Brown, and ‘I’ll Take Fugitive Korean Air Executives for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Caveat Emptor Here and We Mean It
Cheech and Chong. Weed became legal in Canada on Wednesday. This happened in large part because the stoner-in-chief, Justin Trudeau, found out that Canada was, on a per capita basis, the sixth largest user of recreational marijuana. “Sixth? We’re only sixth?” he was heard to cry out upon assuming the office of prime minister.
“We’ll have a gay, old time.”  Virgin Atlantic is …

American Airlines to Offer Award Ticket Booking via Smartphone App

American Airlines to Offer Award Ticket Booking via Smartphone App

American Airlines released version 5.9.1 of its iOS app on Thursday, adding several new features including support for award bookings.
The new version of the app adds the ability to book award tickets on the app for both American and many of its partner airlines.
Partner airlines that are supported in this release include Alaska Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Iberia, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, and Royal Jordanian.
Other recent additions …