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American Airlines Upgrades First-Class Dining on Domestic Flights

American Airlines Upgrades First-Class Dining on Domestic Flights

American Airlines continues to fine-tune its first-class domestic service and announced enhancements as well as changes to meal windows to the current offerings on Friday for both American and US Airways.
Starting November 18, the minimum flight time for a meal will change to two hours and 30 minutes from two hours and 45 minutes.  On flights from 700 to 899 miles (1,127 to 1,447 kilometers) or two to two hours …

American Airlines, US Airways Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement

American Airlines, US Airways Flight Attendants Reject Tentative Agreement

American Airlines and US Airways flight attendants rejected the tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement in a close vote.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, the union that represents both American Airlines and US Airways cabin crew, announced the results of the vote Sunday morning.
The vote was 8,180 in favor and 8,196 against.  Almost 8,000 flight attendants, or one third of the membership, did not cast a vote.
The …

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines Expands Operations at LAX

American Airlines announced changes to its operations at Los Angeles International Airport effective Thursday.
All American Airlines flights operated by US Airways have moved to Terminal 6 from Terminal 3.  This includes ticketing, check-in, gates, baggage services, and customer service.  US Airways check-in counters are located on Level 2 of the terminal and flights will operate out of gates 60, 61, 62, and 63.
The move allows passengers departing or arriving from …

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 …