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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 …

American Airlines Sees Increase in June Traffic

American Airlines Sees Increase in June Traffic

American Airlines announced operational results for June 2014. The Dallas-based company operates both American Airlines and US Airways, and was formed by the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group in December 2013.
The airline only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways. June is the sixth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
Consolidated …

United to Outsource Over 600 Jobs at 12 U.S. Airports

United to Outsource Over 600 Jobs at 12 U.S. Airports

United Airlines said it would outsource over 600 jobs as part of overall cost-cutting efforts.
The move will impact employees at 12 U.S. airports.  Starting October 1, the positions, which include check-in agents, baggage handlers, and customer service representatives, will go to contractors who will hire and manage the workers at a lower cost to United.  The airports that will be impacted by the move include Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Detroit …

What You Read in the First Half of 2014

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As we pass the year’s midway point, let’s look back at the most popular news and features we brought you in the first six months of 2014.  From surveys and flight reviews to new regulations on mobile device use in the cockpit, here are the articles that caught our readers’ attention.
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1.)       American Quietly Retires Last Boeing 767-200.  The airline’s last two 767s in service enjoyed a well-earned retirement …