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US Airways Joins AA-BA Trans-Atlantic Venture

US Airways Joins AA-BA Trans-Atlantic Venture

US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last year, announced that it joined American’s trans-Atlantic joint business venture with British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.  US Airways will be an affiliate member of the partnership until its operations have been fully integrated with American Airlines.
Under the venture, the five airlines will share revenue and coordinate schedules and fares on trans-Atlantic flights between North America and Europe.
The addition of US Airways brings …

US Airways Exits Star Alliance and Joins Oneworld

US Airways Exits Star Alliance and Joins Oneworld

US Airways completed its last full day in Star Alliance Sunday and became a full member of the oneworld alliance at the stroke of midnight.  The airline immediately began to offer its frequent flyer program members the opportunity to earn bonus miles by flying on oneworld airlines starting Monday.
Star Alliance, founded in 1997, is considered the world’s largest airline alliance and currently has 28 members and a total of 4,701 …

American Renames US Air Cabins, Adds First Class Meals on More US Flights

American Renames US Air Cabins, Adds First Class Meals on More US Flights

American Airlines announced multiple changes at its US Airways subsidiary that will further bring the carrier’s offerings in line with American’s.
The Dallas-based airline said it is doing away with the name “Envoy” and will use “Business Class” instead.  It is also going to refer to coach as “Main Cabin” going forward.
On international flights all business-class passengers will receive Bose QuietComfort 15 noise-canceling headphones.  In addition, on Boeing 757 and 767 …

Mesa to End Go Hawaiian Operations April 1

Mesa to End Go Hawaiian Operations April 1

Mesa Air Group announced it will shutter its Go Hawaiian operation effective April 1 of this year.
Passengers booked on Go Hawaiian between April 1 and June 30 of this year will either be re-booked on Hawaiian Airlines or receive a refund.
The decision was an “extremely difficult” one according to Mesa CEO Jonathan Ornstein.  “We believe it is in the best interest of Mesa’s long term strategic objectives.” he said in …

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Voting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has started, and with it, your opportunity to give credit where credit is due.  Scroll down to place your vote.
Last year, over 105,000 votes were cast.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies.  We’ve also added three new categories, namely Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, …

American to Replace Regional Jets with Bigger Planes Between Hubs

American to Replace Regional Jets with Bigger Planes Between Hubs

American Airlines announced it will begin flying larger aircraft on flights between American and US Airways hubs and also reduce flying by regional carriers under the American Eagle name.
The change was announced in the company’s weekly newsletter, Arrivals, and is slated to begin in June.  The two airlines “will begin harmonizing our networks by aligning and increasing flying between our hubs where US Airways already operates mainline service.”
Between Charlotte and …

JetBlue Links Charleston, Hartford, and Nassau with Reagan National in D.C.

JetBlue Links Charleston, Hartford, and Nassau with Reagan National in D.C.

JetBlue Airways announced three new routes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Starting June 19, the New York-based airline will offer non-stop service to Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; and Nassau, Bahamas from Reagan National.    The new routes are part of the airline’s plan to offer 30 departures from Reagan National by the end of the year.  The carrier will also add a second flight from Washington to Tampa, Florida, starting …