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US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

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 to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American to Operate Additional Charlotte-London Flight Using Cyprus Airways Slot

American Airlines, which purchased Cyprus Airways’ landing slot at London Heathrow, announced it will add a second flight from Charlotte to London in mid September.
American paid $31 million for the landing rights in June.  Cyprus said it will transfer its London flight from Lanarca International Airport to London Stansted Airport, with a change in both frequency and flight times.
The new flight will be operated by US Airways using an Airbus …

American Airlines Bankruptcy Cost $400 Million

American Airlines Bankruptcy Cost $400 Million

American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and merged with US Airways late last year, spent a minimum of $391 million in professional fees and expenses relating to the filing, according to a report filed with the court earlier this week.
The final accounting, which was submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane by fee examiner Robert Keach, includes $375 million in fees to professional firms and $16.3 million in …

JetBlue Launches Three New Routes From Washington Reagan

JetBlue Launches Three New Routes From Washington Reagan

JetBlue Airways announced the beginning of new service from Washington Reagan National Airport to Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; and Nassau, Bahamas.  In addition, the airline said it will begin new seasonal flights between Washington Reagan and both Fort Myers and West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 18.
JetBlue’s service between Reagan and both Charleston and Hartford is twice daily, while its Washington Reagan-Nassau service operates once daily.  The carrier’s seasonal …

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, Iberia Launch Codeshare Agreement

US Airways announced a codeshare with Spanish carrier Iberia.  The codeshare will initially apply to all transatlantic flights operated by the two carriers, with additional intra-European flights expected to be added to the agreement later this year.
Under the agreement, US Airways is able to place its code on all flights operated by Iberia between Madrid and Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. In …

American Airlines Sees Increase in May Traffic

American Airlines Sees Increase in May Traffic

American Airlines announced operational results for May 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. May is the fifth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the merger.
Consolidated …