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American Airlines May Not Cut Flights to Some Smaller Cities After All

American Airlines May Not Cut Flights to Some Smaller Cities After All

American Airlines said it was taking another look at its plan to discontinue service to two smaller cities, Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Roswell, New Mexico, on Monday.
The airline had announced plans last month to end service to 15 cities including Stillwater and Roswell once the terms of a federal bailout that required the flights expires, citing the pandemic-induced decline in travel.
At the end of August, the airline said it would provisionally …

American Airlines to Reduce Staffing on International Flights Amidst Pandemic Furloughs

American Airlines to Reduce Staffing on International Flights Amidst Pandemic Furloughs

The union representing American Airlines’ flight attendants said that the airline plans to make significant changes in how the airline will staff flights starting in October once the airline’s reduction in staffing takes place.
The changes go into effect on international flights that offer premium cabins such as Flagship First – International and Flagship Business – International as well as on its premium transcon routes.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants notified …

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 11 – Death Rate Declining Six Months Into the Pandemic

Coronavirus News: Friday, September 11 –  Death Rate Declining Six Months Into the Pandemic

The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 28 million mark on Thursday and now stands at 28.37 million, an increase of over 302,593 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday as well, and now stands at 914,643 based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
There are now over 7 million active cases …

Japan Airlines Joins American Airlines’ Business Extra Loyalty Program

Japan Airlines Joins American Airlines’ Business Extra Loyalty Program

American Airlines announced the addition of Japan Airlines to its Business Extra loyalty program.
Business Extra is the airline’s corporate travel loyalty program.  When a company’s employee flies on American, he earns individual AAdvantage frequent-flyer program miles and the member company earns points that can be redeemed for travel or Admiral’s Club access.
Effective immediately, companies can earn Business Extra points on all flights booked on JAL as well as on its …

Delta Says It Will Not Need to Furlough Any Flight Attendants

Delta Says It Will Not Need to Furlough Any Flight Attendants

Delta Air Lines said Friday that it will not furlough any of its flight attendants come October, even though its main competitors have announced plans to lay off several thousand.
Although the airline previously said it would furlough up to 2,000 pilots, the need to lay off flight attendants was ameliorated after a sufficient number of employees including flight attendants volunteered to take leaves or early exit packages.
“With the overwhelming response …

Hawaiian Airlines Latest to Drop Ticket Change Fees

Hawaiian Airlines Latest to Drop Ticket Change Fees

Hawaiian Airlines said it would eliminate ticket change fees on all of its flights.  This includes flights linking Hawaii and the mainland, international destinations, and inter-island flights within the state.
The move comes days American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and later Alaska Airlines followed United’s lead on Sunday in doing so, as carrier attempt to entice travelers to return to the skies amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The change applies to tickets purchased …

Alaska Air Follows Rivals, Eliminates Ticket Change Fees

Alaska Air Follows Rivals, Eliminates Ticket Change Fees

Alaska Airlines, the nation’s fifth largest carrier, announced it will permanently eliminate its standard $125 ticket change fee on all bookings except for its basic economy fares, known as “Saver” fares.
The move comes one day after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines followed United’s lead on Sunday in doing so, as carrier attempt to entice travelers to return to the skies amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
The change applies to all Alaska …