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US Airways First Class Flight 749 New York-Charlotte – Review

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On the Tuesday just before the Christmas holiday, with a severe winter storm forecast for the Northeastern United States, and the holiday travel season already in full swing, I ignored my best instincts and traveled when everyone else is traveling.
This flight would be my first on US Airways, an airline now owned by American Airlines Group following the American-US merger in 2013, and an airline that will soon become a …

American Airlines to Save $1.3 Billion in Fuel Costs Compared to Rivals

American Airlines to Save $1.3 Billion in Fuel Costs Compared to Rivals

A decision made back in 2008 is saving American Airlines Group a lot of money in purchasing fuel, it turns out, and its fuel costs will be significantly lower in 2015 than those of its rivals, Delta Air Lines and United-Continental Holdings.
Back then, with crude oil prices having hit an all-time high of $147 in July that year, US Airways’ management team decided not to hedge their exposure to fuel …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2015

London Heathrow from the air

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess …

Take the 2014 Airline and Travel News Quiz

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Say good-bye to 2014 by taking our 10-question Airline and Travel News Quiz.  From a missing plane to new high-tech aircraft and hotel openings, challenge yourself and find out how much you really know about what transpired over the past year.
Warning: Your inner airline geek may come out of the closet.
Simply scroll down, have fun, and share the quiz with your friends.

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American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express announced plans to offer some of its card members free access to Gogo in-flight Internet starting next year.
The Gogo Preferred Program, which will only be available from American Express, will give holders of the company’s Business Platinum Card ten Gogo in-flight passes per calendar year.
The service will be available Gogo-enabled aircraft on eight airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US …

American Airlines Announces Bonus Miles for First and Business Class Ticket Purchases

American Airlines Announces Bonus Miles for First and Business Class Ticket Purchases

American Airlines announced a new bonus mile promotion for the coming year on Monday.
The new promotion will reward passengers who are members of American’s AAdvantage frequent flyer program as well as US Airways’ Dividend Miles program who purchase either a first- or business-class ticket for travel in the calendar year 2015.  The bonus will be based on miles flown, the fare type purchased, and the member’s elite status within the …

American, US Airways Flight Attendants Get New 5-Year Contract after Arbitration Board Issues Decision

American, US Airways Flight Attendants Get New 5-Year Contract after Arbitration Board Issues Decision

[Editor’s note: new developments in this story may be found in this article: American Airlines Flight Attendants May Get the Pay Package They Voted Down]
American Airlines and its flight attendant union, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, said announced that an arbitration board had rendered a final decision on the collective bargaining agreement between the two parties.
The decision by the seven-member board established a joint contract that covers more than 24,000 …