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American Airlines Tightens Policy for Travel with Emotional Support Animal

American Airlines Tightens Policy for Travel with Emotional Support Animal

American Airlines announced new policies for travel with service and emotional support animals. The new rules go into effect for tickets issued starting July 1, 2018.
Going beyond what other airlines have announced, the Fort Worth-based airline is banning a number of animals as service animals. Included are amphibians, ferrets, goats, hedgehogs, insects, reptiles, rodents, snakes, and spiders as well as non-household birds and animals with tusks, horns, or hooves (with …

American, Icelandair, Wow Air to Begin Dallas-Reykjavik Routes

American, Icelandair, Wow Air to Begin Dallas-Reykjavik Routes

American Airlines, Icelandair, and Wow Air announced separately that each carrier will begin new flights this summer to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
On May 24, Wow Air will launch seasonal summer service to Keflavik International Airport. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Airbus A330 aircraft.
This will be followed by Icelandair’s service between Dallas and Reykjavik, which is scheduled to begin on May 31. …

American Airlines Orders 30 New Regional Jets in Two Deals Worth $1.4 Billion

American Airlines Orders 30 New Regional Jets in Two Deals Worth $1.4 Billion

American Airlines announced two deals totaling $1.4 billion for regional jets that it will split between Bombardier and Embraer.
The world’s largest airline will purchase 15 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and 15 Embraer E-175 planes with options for an additional 15 from each manufacturer.
The move allows American to shift to larger regional jets that are more similar to the aircraft in its mainline fleet and will allow it to shed some smaller …

American Airlines to End Chicago-Beijing, Boost Presence in Caribbean

American Airlines to End Chicago-Beijing, Boost Presence in Caribbean

American Airlines announced multiple new routes to Hawaii and the Caribbean as well as changes to its winter schedule.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will add new winter seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Honolulu International Airport. The service will be operated using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.
In addition, the airline is adding four new routes to the Caribbean from Chicago, namely to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and Providenciales.
American is increasing …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2018

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

American Airlines Reports Higher Revenue, Lower Profit in First Quarter

American Airlines Reports Higher Revenue, Lower Profit in First Quarter

American Airlines Group announced financial results for the first quarter of 2018.
The airline reported a net profit of $186 million, a 45% decline from $340 million in Q1 2017.
“Higher fuel prices led to a decline in year-over-year earnings, but we are excited about the future,” American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said in a statement.
Total revenue for the quarter was up 6% to $10.4 billion compared to the same period …

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines said late Friday it had ordered an additional 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The deal, valued at $12 billion at list prices, includes 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s. Deliveries are slated to start in 2020 and 2023 respectively, and will make American, the world’s largest airline, the largest 787 operator in the Western Hemisphere.
“This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and …