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5 Stories to Read This Weekend: August 9, 2014

As another week comes to an end, we share with you the most important highlights from the past week.  Here are five news stories and features to peruse as you relax by the pool this weekend:
1.) Jonathan Spira lived the panda life at the Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, in the beautiful city of Chengdu, China.  Some highlights from his stay include an opulent room with great views of the city, a harmonic …

American Airlines Provides Update on Single Operating Certificate and Reservations System Integration

American Airlines Provides Update on Single Operating Certificate and Reservations System Integration

American Airlines Group provided an update on its integration of American Airlines and US Airways.
The carrier harmonized “most of our fees and our frequent flyer award structure” in the second quarter, according to Scott Kirby, the airline’s president.  In addition, it added day of departure reciprocal upgrade programs for members of the airlines’ two frequent flyer programs, AAdvantage and Dividend Miles, he said.
In the second quarter, the two airlines co-located …

American Announces Changes to In-Flight Dining Options

American Announces Changes to In-Flight Dining Options

American Airlines Group announced multiple changes to meal service in its first-class cabins on domestic American Airlines flights starting September 1. The changes follow those implemented on April 1 on US Airways flights, and are intended to provide a consistent in-flight dining experience on American and US Airways mainline flights within the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The changes do not impact American’s transcontinental flights including those linking New …

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Makes Changes to Transatlantic Winter Schedule

American Airlines announced new changes to its 2014-2015 international winter schedule.  Beginning in October, the carrier will discontinue service to five European destinations from its New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia gateways, and will resume service beginning next spring.
On October 25, American will halt flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dublin Airport in Ireland, between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and between Philadelphia …

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways Ends Partnerships with Turkish and Singapore

US Airways, now a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, said it will drop several airline partners next month.
Members of the airline’s Dividend Miles frequent flyer program will no longer be able to earn and redeem miles with Turkish and Singapore Airlines, effective August 1.  Both are Star Alliance members.
US Airways left Star Alliance earlier this year following its merger with American and joined oneworld.  At the time, it kept numerous …

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, Finnair Begin Transatlantic Codeshare

US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced a codeshare agreement with Finnair for select transatlantic and European flights.
Under the agreement, US Airways will place its code on Finnair-operated flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to Helsinki, Finland, as well as on Finnair flights between Helsinki and 11 cities in Europe, including Brussels, Oslo, Stockholm, and Zurich.
In addition, members of both …

Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction: The Best and Worst for 2014

Most frequent flyers know from experience that not all airlines’programs are created equal.  Although these programs may seem similar at first glance, some actually fly high above the others when it comes to award redemption.
If you are wondering which program will offer the most opportunities to redeem your miles, take some advice from some of our highly experienced, well-traveled readers.  Frequent Business Traveler and FlyerTalk, the world’s largest online travel …