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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 …

American Airlines Provides Update on Single Operating Certificate and Reservations System Integration

American Airlines Provides Update on Single Operating Certificate and Reservations System Integration

American Airlines Group provided an update on its integration of American Airlines and US Airways.
The carrier harmonized “most of our fees and our frequent flyer award structure” in the second quarter, according to Scott Kirby, the airline’s president.  In addition, it added day of departure reciprocal upgrade programs for members of the airlines’ two frequent flyer programs, AAdvantage and Dividend Miles, he said.
In the second quarter, the two airlines co-located …

American Announces Changes to In-Flight Dining Options

American Announces Changes to In-Flight Dining Options

American Airlines Group announced multiple changes to meal service in its first-class cabins on domestic American Airlines flights starting September 1. The changes follow those implemented on April 1 on US Airways flights, and are intended to provide a consistent in-flight dining experience on American and US Airways mainline flights within the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The changes do not impact American’s transcontinental flights including those linking New …

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Airlines announced new changes to its 2014-2015 international winter schedule.  Beginning in October, the carrier will discontinue service to five European destinations from its New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia gateways, and will resume service beginning next spring.
On October 25, American will halt flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dublin Airport in Ireland, between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and between Philadelphia …

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways, now a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, said it will drop several airline partners next month.
Members of the airline’s Dividend Miles frequent flyer program will no longer be able to earn and redeem miles with Turkish and Singapore Airlines, effective August 1.  Both are Star Alliance members.
US Airways left Star Alliance earlier this year following its merger with American and joined oneworld.  At the time, it kept numerous …