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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 …

American Airlines Resumes Selling Tickets on Orbitz

American Airlines Resumes Selling Tickets on Orbitz

American Airlines announced it had reached an agreement with Orbitz for the travel website to resume selling the carrier’s flights.
The return of American Airlines fares on Orbitz is effective Friday.  The two companies signed a letter of intent earlier today.
American also said it no longer planned to remove US Airways’ flights from Orbitz on September 1.
On Tuesday, the airline had announced it would no longer sell tickets through Orbitz, saying it …

American Pulls Flights from Orbitz

American Pulls Flights from Orbitz

American Airlines announced it is no longer selling tickets through consumer websites run by travel company Orbitz.  In addition, US Airways tickets will no longer be available on Orbitz-run sites beginning September 1.
Tickets that have already been purchased via Orbitz are still valid.  However, any changes to a reservation must be made through American’s or US Airways’ reservations departments.
American’s president, Scott Kirby, blamed the move on an inability “to reach …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 9, 2014

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As another week comes to an end, we share with you the most important highlights from the past week.  Here are five news stories and features to peruse as you relax by the pool this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira lived the panda life at the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, in the beautiful city of Chengdu, China.  Some highlights from his stay include an opulent room with great views of the city, a harmonic …