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100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

100 American Airlines Flight Attendants Have Contracted Covid-19

The union that represents flight attendants at the world’s largest airline said that approximately 100 of its members have contracted the novel coronavirus.
The news was announced in a memorandum to the members of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents over 27,000 cabin crew at American Airlines, which was provided to FBT.
The airline, the union said, has “agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members,” adding that …

American Airlines Raises $2 Million to Support Red Cross Coronavirus Pandemic Work

American Airlines Raises $2 Million to Support Red Cross Coronavirus Pandemic Work

American Airlines said it has raised over $2 million for the American Red Cross to support that organization’s Covid-19 relief effort.
The airline is offering members of its AAdvantage frequent-flyer program ten miles for every dollar they donate. The program is in effect through the end of the month.
Over one million dollars was raised in the first 24 hours of the campaign.
“Through the support of our AAdvantage members the American Airlines …

American Airlines Temporarily Cuts 90% of Flights at New York-Area Airports

American Airlines Temporarily Cuts 90% of Flights at New York-Area Airports

American Airlines announced late Sunday it will temporarily cut the number of flights at New York-area airports by over 90% as the number of flyers continues to plummet.
The news came one day after U.S. officials announced that the number of novel coronavirus cases in the New York area would likely peak in the coming week. The reduction was announced in a memorandum to employees that was provided to FBT.
“As coronavirus …

American Airlines Plans to Restart Some International Flights on June 4

American Airlines Plans to Restart Some International Flights on June 4

Showing a bit of cautious optimism, American Airlines announced plans to resume some of its temporarily suspended international flights in a phased-in manner starting June 4, 2020, but it also said it expects to cut approximately 60% of its international summer schedule compared to what it operated in 2019.
The world’s largest airline expects to resume a number of flights it has temporarily suspended starting on June 4, 2020 including many …

American Airlines to Offer 100% on Purchases of Miles

American Airlines to Offer 100% on Purchases of Miles

American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program announced on Wednesday a new bonus offer for purchasers of redeemable miles.
The new offer, which the airline says is its “biggest offer yet,” offers members of the program up to a 100% bonus on mileage purchases, depending on the number of miles.
AAdvantage members will receive a 100% bonus when purchasing 150,000 or more miles and anywhere from 50% to 85% when purchasing lesser quantities.
In …

Royal Air Maroc Now a Oneworld Member, Adding 11 New Countries to Alliance

Royal Air Maroc Now a Oneworld Member, Adding 11 New Countries to Alliance

Oneworld announced Wednesday that Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco, had officially joined the alliance.
“We’re pleased to welcome Royal Air Maroc to oneworld,” said Alan Joyce, the chairman of the alliance’s governing board and the CEO of Qantas, at a press conference in December 2018.
“Africa… has one of the fastest predicted air travel growth rates over the next few decade,” Joyce said at the event.
Royal Air Maroc is …

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced that a component of the two carriers’ new West Coast-focused alliance went into effect Wednesday.
Members of both airlines’ frequent-flyer programs are now able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines. This means that members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan program will earn miles when flying on American and members of American’s AAdvantage program will earn miles flying on Alaska flights.
The plan calls for frequent-flyer program …