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American Airlines to Offer 100% on Purchases of Miles

American Airlines to Offer 100% on Purchases of Miles

American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program announced on Wednesday a new bonus offer for purchasers of redeemable miles.
The new offer, which the airline says is its “biggest offer yet,” offers members of the program up to a 100% bonus on mileage purchases, depending on the number of miles.
AAdvantage members will receive a 100% bonus when purchasing 150,000 or more miles and anywhere from 50% to 85% when purchasing lesser quantities.
In …

Royal Air Maroc Now a Oneworld Member, Adding 11 New Countries to Alliance

Royal Air Maroc Now a Oneworld Member, Adding 11 New Countries to Alliance

Oneworld announced Wednesday that Royal Air Maroc, the flag carrier of Morocco, had officially joined the alliance.
“We’re pleased to welcome Royal Air Maroc to oneworld,” said Alan Joyce, the chairman of the alliance’s governing board and the CEO of Qantas, at a press conference in December 2018.
“Africa… has one of the fastest predicted air travel growth rates over the next few decade,” Joyce said at the event.
Royal Air Maroc is …

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced that a component of the two carriers’ new West Coast-focused alliance went into effect Wednesday.
Members of both airlines’ frequent-flyer programs are now able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines. This means that members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan program will earn miles when flying on American and members of American’s AAdvantage program will earn miles flying on Alaska flights.
The plan calls for frequent-flyer program …

American Airlines to Retire Older Boeing 737 Jets

American Airlines to Retire Older Boeing 737 Jets

American Airlines said it plans to retire some 76 Boeing 737 Next Generation jets as well as nine Airbus A330-300s wide-body airliners and 20 Embraer 190 regional jets.
The world’s largest airline currently has 304 737-800s in its fleet.  The 737 Next Generation model was produced starting in 1996 and includes the 737-600, -700, -800, and -900.
The move was announced in an online town hall meeting with the company’s employees on …

American Airlines to Apply for Government Aid, Will Offer Staff Partially Paid Leave

American Airlines to Apply for Government Aid, Will Offer Staff Partially Paid Leave

American Airlines said Monday that it plans to apply for part of the $50 billion in government aid that U.S. airlines will receive from the government out of its $2 trillion economic stimulus package and offer employees partial pay to entice them to take furloughs from between three and 12 months.
Like other airlines, the world’s largest carrier has seen demand plummet in the past month.
“We intend to apply for these …

Airlines Slash Schedules, Borrow $17 Billion to Stay Afloat

Airlines Slash Schedules, Borrow $17 Billion to Stay Afloat

As the number of people flying continues to plummet and countries close borders, airlines collectively borrowed $17 billion and continued to slash their schedules in order to continue operations, despite the $50 billion in government aid that U.S. airlines will receive from the government out of its $2 trillion economic stimulus package.
On Friday, American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, said it would cut its capacity in May by 70% to …

U.S. Airlines Prepare for a Turbulent Future

At first glance, it sounds like good news. Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill and promised the airline industry $50 billion in aid.
The $2 trillion economic stimulus act passed by Congress this week will unquestionably prevent a wave of layoffs but it won’t stave off permanent changes in how the industry will operate going forward. The aid will arrive in the form of up to $25 billion in payroll …