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American Airlines, Four Seasons Update Their iPhone Apps with New Features

American Airlines, Four Seasons Update Their iPhone Apps with New Features

American Airlines and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts both announced new features and functionality in the latest version of their iOS smartphone apps.
American, the world’s largest carrier, introduced version 5.2.1 of its iOS app on Saturday. The new version allows travelers to rebook their flights when there are delays or cancellations. It also allows travelers to order food from airport restaurants using the app’s terminal maps. This feature will first …

American Airlines Eliminates Dress Code for Employee Travel

American Airlines Eliminates Dress Code for Employee Travel

American Airlines announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it is eliminating a “prescribed” dress code for employees and their dependents traveling as non-revenue passengers.
The change still requires employees to be dressed neatly. Earlier iterations of the airline’s dress code required a collared shirt and slacks in premium cabins although that was subsequently eliminated.
“As long as your clothing is neat and clean and doesn’t offend or distract, you’re good to fly in …

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue Airways said Friday it would offer members of other airlines’ frequent-flyer programs a match to Mosaic status.
The match would be valid for the remainder of 2017 and is applicable to flyers with the following elite status levels: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75k; American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum; Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Medallion Gold, Medallion Platinum, and …

American Airlines to End Codeshares with Etihad and Qatar

American Airlines to End Codeshares with Etihad and Qatar

American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to discontinue its codeshare partnerships with two Gulf carriers, Etihad and Qatar Airways.
The move followed an ongoing dispute over alleged government subsidies of the region’s carriers.
“In light of our ongoing dispute over the Open Skies agreements, American Airlines notified Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways on June 29 of our decision.”
The change only affects American’s codeshare relationship with the two carriers and does not change …

Disruptive Passenger with Dog Removed from American Airlines Flight to Chicago

Disruptive Passenger with Dog Removed from American Airlines Flight to Chicago

An American Airlines passenger and her dog were removed from a flight from Atlanta to Chicago after she created a disturbance in the cabin.
A portion of the incident, which took place Wednesday on American Flight 218, was captured on video and posted online.
The incident started when a flight attendant and another passenger argued with the woman because refused to place her seatback in an upright position according to another passenger …

American Airlines to Move Customer-Facing Apps Including Website to IBM Cloud

American Airlines to Move Customer-Facing Apps Including Website to IBM Cloud

American Airlines announced it will move many of its mission-critical customer-facing applications to the IBM Cloud.
The migration will include the airline’s website, aa.com, its mobile app, and its network of check-in kiosks at airports. The airline will also move other applications such as its cargo division’s website to the IBM Cloud as well.
The news follows a strategic partnership the two companies signed in 2016. At the time, American said it …

American Airlines Says Qatar Airways Seeks to Acquire 10% Stake

American Airlines Says Qatar Airways Seeks to Acquire 10% Stake

American Airlines reported Thursday Qatar Airways plans to make “a significant investment” in the Fort Worth-based carrier.
In a regulatory filing, American said Qatar Airways had notified the Federal Trade Commission of its intent to buy at least $808 million of American stock, representing roughly 16.7 million shares at Wednesday’s closing price.
“The proposed investment by Qatar Airways was not solicited by American Airlines and would in no way change the company’s …