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American Airlines A321T First Class Flight 171 New York-Los Angeles – Review

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Terminal 8, American’s home at John F. Kennedy International Airport, is quiet in the early morning hours. I arrived at 4:30 a.m. for a 6:00 a.m. departure to Los Angeles, and I was somewhat fatigued. Having flown transcon to New York a mere two days earlier, my internal clock was still askew, and the 3:50 a.m. wake up call did little to help. The early arrival was to usher in …

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American’s US Airways Unit to Launch Daytime London-Philly Route

American Airlines announced plans to operate a daytime flight linking Philadelphia and London next spring.  The flight will be operated by its US Airway subsidiary.
Flights will depart Philadelphia International Airport at 9:55 a.m. and arrive at London Heathrow at 10:10 p.m.  Flights from London will depart at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Philadelphia at 11:35 a.m.
American will operate the flight using Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced that …

American Airlines Mulls HQ Move

American Airlines Mulls HQ Move

American Airlines, which moved its headquarters from New York to Fort Worth, Texas in 1979, may be on the move again.
The company’s CEO, Doug Parker, told reporters the airline is “just wondering” if a more suitable space might be available, following a talk at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce earlier in the week.  American committed to keeping its headquarters in North Texas for three years following its merger with …

American Airlines’ Envoy Unit to Transfer 50 Jets to Other Carriers

American Airlines’ Envoy Unit to Transfer 50 Jets to Other Carriers

American Airlines announced plans to move a minimum of 50 regional jets from Envoy Air, its recently renamed regional subsidiary, to other regional airlines.
The news was announced in a letter to Envoy employees by Kenji Hashimoto, American’s senior vice president responsible for regional carriers, Frequent Business Traveler obtained a copy of which.
Hashimoto cited “an insufficient number of pilots at Envoy in 2015 to operate our planned schedule” in the letter, …

American Airlines Upgrades First-Class Dining on Domestic Flights

American Airlines Upgrades First-Class Dining on Domestic Flights

American Airlines continues to fine-tune its first-class domestic service and announced enhancements as well as changes to meal windows to the current offerings on Friday for both American and US Airways.
Starting November 18, the minimum flight time for a meal will change to two hours and 30 minutes from two hours and 45 minutes.  On flights from 700 to 899 miles (1,127 to 1,447 kilometers) or two to two hours …

American Airlines, US Airways Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement

American Airlines, US Airways Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement

American Airlines and US Airways flight attendants rejected the tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement in a close vote.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the union that represents both American Airlines and US Airways cabin crew, announced the results of the vote Sunday morning.
The vote was 8,180 in favor and 8,196 against.  Almost 8,000 flight attendants, or one third of the membership, did not cast a vote.
The …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: November 8, 2014

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November is here and another week comes to an end. Once again, it’s time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may have missed this week. Here are five stories that we think you’ll want to read.
1.) A new FBT poll is surveying frequent flyers about Ebola concerns and if they are affecting travel plans. The poll seeks to address what travelers know about Ebola …