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Delta to Retain Seattle-Haneda Route with Proviso, American Selected as Back-Up

Delta to Retain Seattle-Haneda Route with Proviso, American Selected as Back-Up

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Friday that Delta Air Lines would retain the slot pair that allows it to fly between Seattle and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with the stipulation that the airline fly the route on a daily basis.
The agency also selected American Airlines as a back-up should Delta fail to provide the service as set forth  in its order.  American would use the route authority to provide …

Lobby Bar – March 27: The Value of Duty, Jogging Across the World, and John Hancock Makes a Friend

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American Idol. Paul Riegler sleeps from New York to London in American Airlines’ half-empty Business Class. To help its passengers sleep, American offers complimentary lullabies, sung by the surprisingly talented pilot over the intercom.
Editorial Heist. Jesse Sokolow takes us on a tour of New York City’s finest museums. If you hear about a multi-museum heist, we promise it’s unrelated …

American Airlines to Merge AAdvantage, Dividend Miles Frequent Flyer Programs This Weekend

American Airlines to Merge AAdvantage, Dividend Miles Frequent Flyer Programs This Weekend

American Airlines will begin the process of moving millions of US Airways Dividend Miles members into its AAdvantage frequent flyer program on Saturday as it embarks upon the path to transition to a single loyalty program.
For many, the change will be the most visible sign to date of the American-US Airways merger, which took place in February 2013. The process of absorbing all Dividend Miles accounts will take several days, …

American Airlines Business Class New York-London – Review

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American Airlines became the first U.S. airline to operate the Boeing 777-300ER just over two years ago and now has 17 in service, with three more on order. The largest plane in American’s fleet, the 777-300ER provides 304 seats in four separate cabins.  Eight of those seats are in first class and are designated as Flagship Suites.  Fifty-two are in business class, with 30 in Main Cabin Extra, a separate …

FAA: American Airlines to Obtain Single Operating Certificate on April 8

FAA: American Airlines to Obtain Single Operating Certificate on April 8

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways in February 2013, is continuing to make progress as it attempts to combine the two carriers into the world’s largest airline.
On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will grant the airline a single operating certificate on April 8 at 7:00 a.m. GMT and that all flights previously scheduled under the AWE (Cactus) call sign will operate using AAL (American).
The Fort Worth-based …

American Airlines Discontinues Duty-Free Sales on International Flights

American Airlines Discontinues Duty-Free Sales on International Flights

American Airlines ended all in-flight sales of duty-free items on board its international flights late last week.
The Fort Worth-based airline said that the move came following a dispute with its vendor.
“American Airlines has stopped selling duty free merchandise on select international flights as of Friday, March 20, 2015, due to a contractual disagreement between American Airlines and DFASS, the company that had handled our onboard duty free sales,” the airline …

Lobby Bar – March 20: Shagadelic Airlines, Edible Hotels, and Autocannibalistic Cars

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Identity crisis. Jonathan Spira gets behind the wheel of the first car built for drivers with multiple personalities: the all-new Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, also known as the Golf Variant, also known as the Golf Estate, previously known as the Jetta SportWagen. The only thing the car won’t answer to is “Sybil” for some unknown reason.
iPhone infinity. Paul Riegler is here …