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American Airlines to Offer Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Iceland

American Airlines to Offer Seasonal Non-Stop Service to Iceland

American Airlines announced Tuesday it will offer its first-ever flights to Iceland starting next spring.
The seasonal service will begin on June 7, 2018 and connect Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with Keflavik International Airport in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. The carrier will continue the service through October 27.
Flights will depart Dallas at 8:20 p.m. and arrive in Reykjavik at 9:15 a.m. the next morning. Flights from Reykjavik to Dallas are scheduled to …

American Airlines to Offer Same Day Flight Change and Standby Via Smartphone App

American Airlines to Offer Same Day Flight Change and Standby Via Smartphone App

American Airlines announced the release of version 5.4 of its smartphone app, adding several new features including the ability to make a same-day flight change via the app.
The app supports the feature for passengers traveling by themselves who have elite status with the airline, are flying in first class, or are traveling on a Y fare. The feature is accessible by tapping the desired trip and accessing the travel tools …

American Airlines to Close St. Louis Base, Retire MD-80 Aircraft

American Airlines to Close St. Louis Base, Retire MD-80 Aircraft

American Airlines announced plans to close its St. Louis, Missouri, pilot base and also retire its fleet of MD-80 aircraft.
The St. Louis base, acquired by American when it acquired Trans World Airlines’ assets in bankruptcy in 2001, operates only MD-80s.
The Fort Worth-based carrier, which currently has 46 MD-80s in its fleet, will finish the year with 45. It will retire an additional 19 in 2018 and the …

American Signs Firm Order with Embraer for 10 E175s

American Signs Firm Order with Embraer for 10 E175s

American Airlines announced an order for ten Embraer E175 jets.
The order, valued at $457 million based on current list prices, is in addition to one that the carrier placed this past April for four aircraft.
The jets will be configured with 12 seats in first class, 20 in Main Cabin Extra, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 44 in economy. Envoy, a subsidiary of American Airlines, will operate the aircraft.
Delivery …

American, United to Offer Bonus Miles for Holiday Shopping

American, United to Offer Bonus Miles for Holiday Shopping

American Airlines and United Airlines separately announced that each will be offering bonus miles for holiday purchases made this year using each airline’s respective shopping portal.
American Airlines AAdvantage members will be able to earn up to 4,000 bonus miles as part of the offer, while members of United’s MileagePlus loyalty program will be able to earn up to 5,000.
Both airlines are offering the deal between October 30 and November 19. …

American Airlines to Offer First Class Passengers Option to Pre-Order Fruit-and-Cheese Platter

American Airlines to Offer First Class Passengers Option to Pre-Order Fruit-and-Cheese Platter

American Airlines, which was the first U.S. carrier to provide first- and business-class passengers the opportunity to pre-order in-flight meals, announced a new twist to that program.
Those passengers traveling in domestic first-class cabins will be able to pre-order a fruit-and-cheese platter as well. This selection will only be available in the pre-order process.
The fruit-and-cheese platter includes an assortment of fruit and cheese, crackers, salad, and dessert. As with other …

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

LaGuardia Airport Plans Massive Relocation of Six Airlines on December 9

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates LaGuardia Airport, announced that six airlines, namely American, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Frontier, and Spirit, will move some or all of their operations in early December to other terminals.
The move will go into effect December 9.
Delta Air Lines, which currently operates from three terminals at the airport, the Marine Air Terminal as well as Terminals C and D, will consolidate …