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Great Moments in Travel History – May 2021

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

American Airlines Moves to New Concourse for Regional Flights at Reagan National Airport

American Airlines Moves to New Concourse for Regional Flights at Reagan National Airport

American Airlines announced it has moved regional flight operations from the notorious Gate 35X to a new 14-gate complex at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Effective immediately, the airline now operates regional flights from Gates 46 to 59.
“The dreaded Gate 35X is no more,” said Robert Isom, the airline’s president, adding that the new concourse will allow the airline to deliver a “convenient, accessible, world-class product befitting the gateway to our …

American Airlines’ New ‘Flat Tire’ Rule Helps Passengers Who Arrive Late and Miss Their Flight

American Airlines’ New ‘Flat Tire’ Rule Helps Passengers Who Arrive Late and Miss Their Flight

Airlines have long had what are commonly referred to as “flat tire rules,” a policy that, for individuals who show up too late to get on a flight in a timely fashion, allows passengers to standby for another flight the same day or be placed on such a flight, although this varies by airline.
American Airlines has now told its agents to rebook passengers who arrive at the airport after the …

American Airlines Reports $1.25 Billion Q1 Loss on $4 Billion in Revenue

American Airlines Reports $1.25 Billion Q1 Loss on $4 Billion in Revenue

American Airlines announced financial results for the first quarter of 2021.
The world’s largest airline posted its fifth consecutive quarterly loss and said it will operate second-quarter capacity that’s 20% to 25% less compared with the first quarter of 2019.
The airline recorded a $1.25 billion net loss on just over $4 billion in revenue, a figure down 53% from the $8.5 billion it posted in the same period one year earlier, …

As Part of Alliance, American and JetBlue Expand Premium Transcon Service to New Cities

As Part of Alliance, American and JetBlue Expand Premium Transcon Service to New Cities

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said Wednesday the two would expand their premium transcon service offerings to multiple new cities as part of their new Northeast Alliance.
JetBlue announced it would add new destinations for its Mint business-class service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Newark Liberty International, and Boston Logan airports to include service from the three airports to four West Coast cities, namely Los Angeles, San Diego, San …

American Airlines Announces 17 New Routes

American Airlines Announces 17 New Routes

American Airlines said it plans to launch over 17 new routes including new service to Nassau and multiple flights from Orlando.
Among the new routes will be eight new flights from Orlando, including service to Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The Fort Worth-based carrier will also begin service from Austin to Nassau, Bahamas, in addition to previously announced flights …

American Airlines to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service as Demand for Travel Increases

American Airlines to Resume Traditional In-Flight Beverage Service as Demand for Travel Increases

American Airlines announced the return of its traditional in-flight beverage service after a year during which passengers were limited to water amidst cutbacks in service due to the coronavirus pandemic precautions.
The move comes on the heels of Delta Air Lines’ April 8th announcement that it would resume its own beverage service in all cabins on April 14.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it would resume its pre-pandemic beverage service in its …