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American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines Announces 2015 AAdvantage Frequent Flyer Program Changes

American Airlines, which merged with US Airways late last year, announced it will combine the two airlines’ frequent flyer programs in the second quarter of 2015. The combined program will retain the AAdvantage name, as had been previously announced.
The program will have three elite levels, Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum, which are carried over from American’s current program. Silver Preferred members of US Airways’ Dividend Miles program will be given …

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Threatens to Sue Dallas Over Love Field Gates

Delta Air Lines is threatening to sue the city of Dallas because it will no longer be able to operate flights out of Dallas Love Field after October 12.
Delta, which has flown from the airport since 2008 using gate space leased from American Airlines, was told by the city on Monday that it would no longer have room for its flights.  The problem stems from the fact that American gave …

American Flight Attendant Contract to Provide ‘Industry Leading’ Pay and Benefits

American Flight Attendant Contract to Provide ‘Industry Leading’ Pay and Benefits

On the same day that the executive committee of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants gave its stamp of approval to a proposed “industry leading” contract covering both American Airlines and US Airways flight attendants, Delta Air Lines announced plans to give its frontline employees a significant raise in pay in 2015.
The agreement, which came just ten months after the merger of American and US Airways, covers more than 24,000 …

American Airlines Customer Service Employees Vote to Join Union, APA to Jointly Represent AA and US Pilots

American Airlines Customer Service Employees Vote to Join Union, APA to Jointly Represent AA and US Pilots

The move to integrate employees from American Airlines and US Airways moved ahead with two significant labor developments on Tuesday.
The National Mediation Board announced that non-union American customer-service agents and reservationists voted to join the CWA-IBT Customer Service Employee Associate, a coalition of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
The coalition dates back to the US Airways-America West merger in 2005, when the union representing US …

American Airlines and US Airways Integrate Fare Class Codes

American Airlines and US Airways Integrate Fare Class Codes

American Airlines and US Airways announced the two airlines have aligned fare class codes for coach flights, also referred to as inventory, by transitioning multiple US Airways fare classes to their AA equivalents.
The change went into effect Saturday and applies to all US Airways-marketed fares for flights operated starting September 17.  Tickets issued prior to Saturday do not need to be reissued.
With the change, US Airways is moving to 12 …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …

American Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Accord with Counterparts at US Airways on Seniority

American Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Accord with Counterparts at US Airways on Seniority

Pilots at American Airlines Group moved one step closer to having an integrated seniority list, a step necessary for American, which merged with US Airways in 2013, to operate as a single airline.
On Thursday, the union representing US Airways pilots announced it had reached a deal with the union representing American Airlines pilots on a protocol agreement.  This would result in a process under which the two pilot unions would …