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American Airlines Adds New Independent Director

American Airlines Adds New Independent Director

American Airlines announced the appointment of Adriane Brown to the company’s board of directors.
Ms. Brown is a managing partner at Flying Fish Partners, a venture capital firm named after the fish throwers at the Pike Place Market, which she joined in 2018, and serves on multiple other boards including that of Axon and eBay.
Prior to joining Flying Fish she served as chief operating officer at Intellectual Ventures and held several …

Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airline Industry Comes Out in Favor of International Contact Tracing Program

Airlines in the United States voiced support for a voluntary international contact tracing program that would help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The list of airlines includes Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
The carriers said they support collecting contact information including the passenger’s legal name, two phone numbers, and the passenger’s e-mail address.  The airlines would also collect the permanent …

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines to Offer New Premium Transcon Service to Orange County from JFK

American Airlines announced plans to offer premium transcon service between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.
The airline will operate the new service using its Airbus A321T subfleet.
The A321T has ten suites in the first-class cabin, 20 lie-flat seats in business, 36 seats in its premium economy lite section, and 36 seats in coach.
In first, the ten fully lie-flat seats are …

American Airlines, JetBlue Alliance Takes Off

American Airlines, JetBlue Alliance Takes Off

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said that the two carriers had launched the first phase of their new Northeast Alliance.
The alliance is starting off with 80 codeshare routes on flights to, from, and within the northeastern United States.  JetBlue’s code has been placed on more than two dozen American routes, while American’s code is now on over than four dozen JetBlue routes.
The alliance is allowing JetBlue to get “our planes …

JetBlue Pilots Reject Planned American Airlines Partnership

JetBlue Pilots Reject Planned American Airlines Partnership

Pilots at New York-based JetBlue Airlines voted to reject a tentative agreement with the airline that would allow its planned partnership with American Airlines to proceed.
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced a codeshare agreement and alliance last July that would allow the two carriers to leverage their complementary networks in the Northeast.
In order for any agreement between the two airlines to proceed ahead, the union that represents the pilots, the …

American Airlines to Once Again Offer Pre-Flight Ordering of Meals on Some Flights

American Airlines to Once Again Offer Pre-Flight Ordering of Meals on Some Flights

American Airlines will once again allow passengers traveling in business- and first-class cabins to pre-order their meals on premium transcon flights as well as most flights between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.
“Customers will be able to pre-order their meals on trans-continental [sic] and Hawaii markets in First and Business class,” the airline said in an internal memorandum viewed by Frequent Business Traveler.
The airline discontinued the service earlier amidst the reduction …

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines to Return Airbus A321T Fleet to Premium Transcon Routes

American Airlines said it would begin to return its Airbus A321T subfleet of aircraft to its premium transcon routes in March.
“The A321T will start to return in March, supplementing some of the wide-body flying that has been operating over the past few months,” the airline said in a statement.  “As customers safely return to the sky, we look forward to bringing back the product they know and love on an …