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Italia, Amore Mio. Jonathan Spira revisits one of his youthful haunts near fair Verona, the Villa Quaranta, where an Italian bellboy named Romeo serenades him on …

US Airways First Class Flight 3312 Minneapolis-Washington Reagan – Review

Having written extensively about US Airways over the past few years, as well as prior to, during, and following its merger with American Airlines, there was always one term missing from the equation: first-hand field experience.   I had never flown on the airline, and since it seems as though the sun may soon be setting on the once distinguished carrier’s name, I was determined to rectify this before the US …

US Airways First Class Flight 3312 Minneapolis-Washington Reagan – Review

Having written extensively about US Airways over the past few years, prior to, during, and following its merger with American Airlines, there was always one term missing from the equation: first-hand field experience.  I had never flown on the airline, and since it seems as though the sun may soon be setting on the once distinguished carrier’s name, I was determined to rectify this before the US Airways brand disappears …

American Airlines Traffic, Capacity Up for April

American Airlines Traffic, Capacity Up for April

American Airlines announced operational results for April 2014. The Fort Worth-based company operates both American Airlines and US Airways, and was formed by the merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group in December 2013.
The airline only released consolidated results and did not break down reporting between American Airlines and US Airways. April is the fourth full month in which the two airlines operated under one corporate umbrella following the …

US Airways, British Airways Begin Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, British Airways Begin Codeshare Agreement

US Airways, which merged with American Airlines last year, announced the launch of a codeshare agreement with its trans-Atlantic joint business partner British Airways.  The codeshare will be implemented in separate phases, with the first phase covering almost all of the two airlines’ trans-Atlantic flights.
Under the first phase of the codeshare that began Tuesday, US Airways is able to place its code on British Airways flights to London from 21 …

American Airlines to Launch New Flights from Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix

American Airlines to Launch New Flights from Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Phoenix

American Airlines announced it will launch new domestic service this fall from five of its major hubs to various cities throughout the Midwest.
Beginning September 3, the airline will launch two twice-daily non-stop service between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and both Charlotte and Philadelphia. The new service will be operated by US Airways Express.
On October 2, the carrier will begin thrice-daily service from Charlotte to Evansville, Indiana, as well as daily service …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

Vote today for your favorite airline, hotel, airport, and credit card loyalty program. Balloting for the 2014 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards is almost over but you still have a final opportunity to support your favorites.  You will also earn a chance to win historic airline memorabilia at the end of the balloting.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes well over 100 airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and travel-related Web …