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Crossing the Pond: Assessing British Airways’ Competition in First and Business between London and New York

London Heathrow from the air

New York-London is one of the busiest markets for business travel. The route links two of the world’s most important financial hubs and it is also the busiest intercontinental route in the world. In 2012, over 3.6 million passengers flew from London Heathrow to New York.
The competitive nature of the route has made it necessary for airlines to continually practice one-upmanship, and this has resulted in the introduction of many …

United to Rebank Hubs, Ax Smaller Regional Jets

United to Rebank Hubs, Ax Smaller Regional Jets

United Airlines said it will rebank flights at three of its hubs as part of its efforts to improve performance and profitability.
That means that dozens of flights will all land within a short period of time and then take off within a similarly short time period.  The impacted hubs are Denver, Chicago, and Houston.
“We have more confidence in our operational reliability going forward to permit those connections to occur without …

American Airlines to Launch New Miami-Haiti Route

American Airlines to Launch New Miami-Haiti Route

American Airlines announced it will begin new daily service between Miami, Florida, and Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city in Haiti, on October 2.  The service will operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart from Miami International Airport at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at Hugo Chavez International Airport in Cap-Haïtien at 11:50 a.m.  Flights from Cap-Haïtien will depart at 2:00 p.m. and arrive in Miami at 3:59 p.m.
American’s 737-800s …

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways, now a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, said it will drop several airline partners next month.
Members of the airline’s Dividend Miles frequent flyer program will no longer be able to earn and redeem miles with Turkish and Singapore Airlines, effective August 1.  Both are Star Alliance members.
US Airways left Star Alliance earlier this year following its merger with American and joined oneworld.  At the time, it kept numerous …

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

American Airlines Reports Record Profit in Q2

American Airlines Group announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.
The airline reported a profit of $864 million, compared with $220 million in the same period in 2013.  On a combined basis, earnings in 2013 were $507 million.  Total revenue was up 76% to $11.36 billion.
American said it took $592 million in special charges relating to merger integration expenses and bankruptcy-related settlement obligations.
Excluding special charges, net profit was $1.5 …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: July 12, 2014

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As yet another week draws to a close, get ready to relax and unwind with this past week’s most engaging news and features.  Here are five stories you will want to take a closer look at this weekend.
1.) What are your biggest air travel pet peeves?  Take our survey and tell us what annoys you the most when flying.  The poll runs through August 20, and participants will have a …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst for 2014

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Most frequent flyers know from experience that not all airlines’programs are created equal.  Although these programs may seem similar at first glance, some actually fly high above the others when it comes to award redemption.
If you are wondering which program will offer the most opportunities to redeem your miles, take some advice from some of our highly experienced, well-traveled readers.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel …