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American Airlines Airbus A321s First Class Seattle-Dallas – Review

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It is no secret to frequent fliers that Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines is deep in the process of major fleet renewal. Starting several years ago with the Boeing 777-300, the carrier has added hundreds of new airplanes.
Many have received their share of positive press, but one that has flown under the radar is the Airbus A321s. Overshadowed by its impressively outfitted three-class A321 Transcontinental sibling, the more modest two-class …

JAL to Launch Service Between Dallas and Tokyo Narita

JAL to Launch Service Between Dallas and Tokyo Narita

Japan Airlines announced it will begin new service between Tokyo Narita and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on November 30.  The flights will be operated as a codeshare with American Airlines.
JAL will operate the service four times a week, using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
The carrier’s 787-8s that will be used on the route are outfitted with 38 suites in business class, 35 seats in premium economy, and 88 seats in economy.  …

U.S. Had One-Third of All Global Flights in 2014

U.S. Had One-Third of All Global Flights in 2014

The United States once again led in the number of commercial flights taking off on its soil in 2014, according to figures released by the World DataBank and the International Civil Aviation Organization, with 9.6 million flights.  It has held the top position since ICAO began keeping track although the number of flights has declined slightly since hitting a high of 10.1 million in 2011.
A total of 36 million flights …

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

The three largest U.S. airlines said that the United Arab Emirates provided billions of dollars in government subsidies to build an airport for the sole benefit of its own airline, Emirates.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, speaking through a coalition founded by the three, Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, said that the UAE had spent $7.8 billion to build a new, 11-story terminal at Dubai International Airport, …

American to End Service to Tel Aviv in 2016

American to End Service to Tel Aviv in 2016

American Airlines announced plans to discontinue its sole flight to Israel come next year.
The flight, which links Philadelphia with Tel Aviv, has been in existence for six years and started as a US Airways route. In explaining the reasons for the cancellation, the airline said that the route has never turned a profit and had lost over $20 million in the past year alone.
“The route has not been profitable,” the airline …

American to Launch Los Angeles-Havana Service

American to Launch Los Angeles-Havana Service

American Airways, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, announced that new non-stop service between Los Angeles and Havana will begin later this year.  The route will be the first non-stop between the West Coast and Cuba since travel restrictions were eased.
The flights between Los Angeles International Airport and José Martí International Airport will operate one day per week –  on Saturdays – using Boeing 737 aircraft.
In addition to the Los …

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines provided further details about US Airways’ final flight on October 17, 2015. The final flight will operate as Flight 1939, a number selected to commemorate the airline’s founding in 1939.
US Airways started as All American Aviation in that year, becoming Allegheny Airlines, USAir, and finally US Airways before its 2013 merger with American.
The carrier’s swan song will celebrate the airline’s major hubs by departing Philadelphia and stopping in Charlotte …