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Lobby Bar – May 15: The Hundred-Mile Shot-put, Derriere Templates, and Bring Your Own Airline

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Photo Essay: A Tribute to US Airways

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US Airways, which began life as All American Aviation in 1937, is one of the country’s remaining legacy carriers.  It merged with American Airlines in 2013.
Today, US Airways continues to operate as a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, but the US Airways brand and livery will fade into history after the two airlines complete merging operations, something expected to occur by the end of 2015.
American has announced that it will …

American Airlines Obtains Single Operating Certificate

American Airlines Obtains Single Operating Certificate

American Airlines announced that the FAA granted the airline a single operating certificate.
The airline began flying under the single operating certificate and call sign “American” at 7:00 a.m. GMT and all flights previously scheduled under the AWE (Cactus) call sign used by US Airways until now will operate using AAL (American).
American Air Carrier Certificate AALA025A was temporarily issued with both “American Airlines” and “US Airways” because American will continue to …

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, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

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 …