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New York gets a new route to the heart of Tokyo with American Airlines...

Back in November, both United and American applied to the Department of Transport for the right to use the slot at Tokyo's Haneda Airport that had become vacant after Delta decided that its proposed Portland - Haneda route wasn't viable after all, and after a couple of months of lobbying, American Airlines has won the day.
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American Airlines brings back a Hawaii route & will use a widebody aircraft

The number of domestic routes on which US airlines offer widebody aircraft is, unsurprisingly, low (these aircraft are usually better employed on long-haul routes), but starting this winter, American Airlines will offer one more such route, and it's a route to Hawaii.
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American Airlines will offer a new service to Brisbane later this year [Updated for...

American Airlines has announced that it plans to operate a seasonal service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Brisbane from later this year signalling the arrival of a new longest non-stop route for the airline, and over the weekend, the airline added the flights to its schedule.
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Do I give American Airlines long-haul Business Class another try? (opinions please)

It wasn't just the American Airlines AAdvantage program that I turned my back on a few years ago, the airline itself started to see a lot less of my business, and in a couple of months' time, it will be four years since I last flew internationally with American Airlines (5 years if you don't count one flight taken during the pandemic).
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Throwback to August 1992 when American Airlines operated to three ‘London’ airports

Aeroroutes has published a fun post in which it shows what American Airlines operations between the US and London looked like almost 32 years ago. Back then, TWA was still around, American Airlines still had the iconic polished airframes, 10-across seating in Economy Class was still a few decades away, reality TV wasn’t a thing, and to be a ‘celebrity’, you actually had to do something of note. Halcyon days!
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American Airlines applies for a new Tokyo Haneda route

Following United's announcement (yesterday) that it has applied to the DoT to operate a service between Houston and Tokyo Haneda, American Airlines has now stepped up and confirmed that it has applied to operate a new service between New York JFK and Haneda.
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American Airlines transcon A321 Business Class review (JFK-LAX)

American Airlines operates a sub-fleet of A321 aircraft which it has configured especially for a select number of high-profile domestic routes on which there is strong demand for a premium product that's considerably better than what passes for 'First Class' on most domestic routes.
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American Airlines A321neo Economy Class review (Flying to Hawaii)

The Airbus A321neo is one of the youngest aircraft models in the American Airlines fleet and if you're traveling between the West Coast and Hawaii with American, this is probably the aircraft you'll find yourself flying.
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American Airlines is moving more flights to Heathrow Terminal 5 (the British Airways terminal)

Just when you thought that American Airlines and British Airways couldn't get any closer to one another - they're both members of the oneworld alliance, they're both members of a transatlantic joint venture, and British Airways will soon be moving into American's home at JFK - American Airlines has announced that this summer season will see it operate a significant number of flights out of BA's terminal at London Heathrow.
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American Airlines will suspend 3 routes, delay 1 route and cut another

Late on Friday, a leaked American Airlines memo delivered the news that over the weekend, the airline was planning to suspend services on three of its international routes, to delay the launch of an international route it had promoted with quite a bit of fanfare, and to halve the number flights on another international route. It's unclear if all these updates have now been processed but these cuts are very real.
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A look at the American Airlines Flagship Lounge at New York JFK (mostly pictures)

Recently, I passed through New York JFK on my way to Europe so as I had a little time to kill and as I needed somewhere comfortable to do some work, I dropped by the American Airlines Flagship Lounge in Terminal 8 to see what it was like now that a lot of the Covid restrictions have been lifted.
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How American Airlines nearly ruined my trip home before it had even started

Right now, I'm back home in LA and in the middle of a tier point run that I didn't really want to do, but it's only thanks to a stroke of good fortune that I actually got home on my planned date. Thanks to a rather incredible screw-up by American Airlines, my whole trip was nearly cancelled before I had a chance to board a single flight.
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American Airlines will add Doha to its route map but I have no idea...

American Airlines has announced that it plans to launch a new service between New York JFK and Doha from summer 2022 but despite the fact that I've had a few days to mull over this announcement, I'm still at a loss to explain what the airline is thinking. To me, it makes no sense at all.
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American Airlines announces a new Admirals Club for Austin

In the past 12 months, American Airlines has added an impressive number of routes to its Austin network but with the Austin Admirals Club already short of space before most of the new routes were added, something had to be done about the lounge situation at the airport. Well, something *is* being done and it's something that goes a lot further than the renovation project I was expecting - Austin is getting a brand new Admirals Club.
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Would You Pay $150 To Access An American Airlines Flagship Lounge?

In February 2020, in the days when most of us still had little idea what lay ahead, rumors began to circulate that American Airlines was considering allowing flyers to pay to access the Flagship Dining facilities that it operates at a number of its US hubs. The pandemic put all those plans on hold but now that the airline is starting to reopen its Flagship Lounges around the country, the airline has confirmed that, in part, those rumors had substance.
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12 Observations/Thoughts From My Recent American Airlines Business Class Flight

Earlier this month, I flew American Airlines Business Class from Los Angeles to London Heathrow and while a full review of this particular flight is probably unnecessary (I've got another AA Business Class review in the pipeline), I thought I'd share a few thoughts and observations now that the number of people flying from the US to Europe is on the rise.
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American Airlines Announces More Significant Expansion In Austin

Just a few months ago, American Airlines announced that it was adding a significant number of new routes to its operations in Austin as well as bringing back a few routes that it had operated in the past. Today, American had doubled down on its Austin expansion by announcing more new routes that are set to take flight in the fall.
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American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class LAX – LHR (Night Flight)

Last week I wrote about my American Airlines Business Class flight between London and Los Angeles which took place during the hours of daylight so this post will take a look at what American Airlines is currently offering passengers on the overnight flight in the opposite direction.
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Flying American Airlines 777-300ER International Business Class (LHR-LAX)

American Airlines is currently flying a single daily flight between Los Angeles and London and a few weeks ago I got to see what things were like in the Business Class cabin on the daytime flight out of London and the overnight flight out of Los Angeles. For anyone considering flying internationally in American's Business Class cabin, what follows may give you a good idea of what to expect on the daytime flight.
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American Airlines Introduces New Amenity Kits

Possibly in the hope that more people will soon be traveling and that international travel may once again be an option for people to consider, American Airlines has announced that its introducing new amenity kits for its premium cabins.
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American Airlines Will Offer “Quarantine Free Travel” Between New York & Italy

As of yesterday, 1 April, Delta started to offer quarantine-free flights between New York JFK and Rome Fiumicino, and from today, 2 April, it will offer the same service between New York and Milan Malpensa. Now, American Airlines is set to follow suit.
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American Airlines Plans To Bring Back 10 European Routes Starting Next Week

Europe's vaccination program is in disarray, rates of infection are on the rise in a majority of countries on the continent, and cities and regions are being put back into lockdown, but that doesn't appear to have put off American Airlines which, starting next week, is scheduled to restart ten of its European routes.
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American Airlines Now Displays Partner Booking References

Quietly and without any fanfare, American Airlines appears to have made a small but important improvement to its website and mobile app. When a customer books a fare that involves travel on a partner airline, aa.com and the American Airlines app will now display the booking reference for the partner airline as well as the American Airlines booking reference (record locator).
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American Airlines Adds & Brings Back More Routes Out Of Austin

American Airlines has just announced that it will be offering ten more routes out of Austin by the end of the summer with seven of the new routes set to be operated year-round and three of the routes to be operated on a seasonal basis. 
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Dreaming Of Travel: A Review Of American Airlines A321T Business Class (LAX-JFK)

American Airlines operates its best narrowbody aircraft (complete with lie-flat seats in First & Business Class) on a few select transcontinental routes on which the airline feels that it needs to compete for premium passenger traffic. One of the routes on which these aircraft operate is the route between Los Angeles and New York (JFK).
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American Airlines Changes Baggage Rules & Expands Basic Economy To Asia & Oceania

American Airlines has just announced some changed to its baggage rules as well as indicating that it will begin to sell Basic Economy fares to its destinations in Asia and Oceania. Some of the updates are positive, but there's bad news buried in there too.
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American Airlines Adds 18 New Routes Out Of New York & Boston (Domestic &...

American Airlines and JetBlue have today announced that they're moving forward with their previously announced agreement by codesharing on 80 flights out of New York and Boston. More importantly for American Airlines loyalists, we've also been told that the new tie-up with JetBlue will see American launch 12 new domestic routes and 6 new international routes out of New York and Boston this year.
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American Airlines Plans More Miami Expansion (New Route To Tel Aviv & More)

American Airlines is the largest carrier at Miami International Airport and it has now announced a further expansion of its route network out of its south Florida hub. Travelers can expect new non-stop services to South America and Israel as well as two new domestic seasonal routes and increased frequencies to the Caribbean and Latin America.
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American Airlines Releases Details Of Its New Tel Aviv & Athens Routes

American Airlines has now released details of two new routes that we were first told about when the airline announced its new and at the time, surprising, partnership with JetBlue in July last year. Back then, the airline could only tell us that a seasonal route between New York and Athens would launch in summer 2021 and that flights between New York and Tel Aviv were planned for some point in the future. We now know a lot more.
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American Airlines Introduces ‘Health Passport’ For Travel To The US

From 26 January 2021, travelers wishing to enter the United States will be required to provide evidence of a negative COVID test taken no more than 3 days before their date of departure. In preparation for this rule to come into force, American Airlines has today announced the introduction of a 'Health Passport' for all international travel to the US.
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7-Day American Airlines Fare Sale – Europe Roundtrip From Under $500

American Airlines is currently running a second week of 'Daily Deals' which, based on the deals we saw last week, is good news for flyers. Today's deal is a sale that runs for a week (that makes it a little different from the other deals we've seen so far) and it's a sale in which you'll find roundtrip Economy Class fares between the US and Europe starting at under $500.
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TODAY ONLY: American Airlines Is Offering 40% Off Flights Across The US

American Airlines is back with a new “Daily Deal” and today the airline is offering 40% off its Main Cabin fares to destinations all across the United States. As this is a daily deal the promotion will expire at midnight tonight Central Time so you only have a few hours to snap up a great fare if you're able to travel right now.
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American Airlines Is The Latest Airline To (Mostly) Ban Emotional Support Animals

American Airlines has today said that it's following in the footsteps of Alaska Airlines and effectively banning most emotional support animals from its aircraft from next week. 
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FLASH DEAL: American Airlines Is Offering Free Kids Flights To The Caribbean (8 Hours...

American Airlines has launched a new "Daily Deal" in which it's offering free flights to the Caribbean for kids booked on the same reservations as fare-paying adults. The deal is only available to select Caribbean destinations, you only have approximately eight hours in which to book, and taxes and fees apply but if you're planning an escape from the winter cold, this could be a deal worth considering.
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American Airlines Now Offers COVID-19 Testing For All US Destinations

American Airlines has recently made a series of announcements regarding coronavirus testing for destinations like Chile, the Caribbean, and the UK and now it has announced that it will be the first airline to expand access to at-home coronavirus testing for all flights to US locations that have COVID-19 related restrictions, including Puerto Rico.
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American Airlines Is Offering COVID-19 Tests For Travel To Chile & The USVI

American Airlines was the first of the US carriers to launch coronavirus testing on routes to the Caribbean and now the airline says that it's ready to offer tests for customers traveling to Chile as well as to the US Virgin Islands.
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American Airlines Black Friday Deal: Save Up To 20% On A Future Flight

American Airlines has launched a Black Friday deal in which it's offering customers the chance to earn a discount of up to 20% on future travel by making a booking with the airline in the next 4+ days. The discount you can earn for future travel is based on the value of the booking you make during the promotion period.
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American Airlines Eliminates Change Fees For Select International Bookings

The major US airlines have recently been rolling back some of the fees that they have introduced over the years as they stumble towards the conclusion that they're going to have to be ultra-competitive in the coming years if they're not to lose out on market share to their closest competitors. Now, in the latest fee-cutting exercise, American Airlines has announced that it is eliminating change fees on select international bookings.
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AA & BA To Launch Free Covid-19 Trials On Select Transatlantic Routes

American Airlines has recently started offering Covid-19 tests (that customers have to pay for) on a number of its routes from the United States to the Caribbean and Central America. Now the airline is joining forces with British Airways to trial an enhanced free Covid-19 testing program for passengers traveling on select flights between the United States and Europe.
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American Airlines introduces new Wi-Fi subscription plans

American Airlines has finally decided to do something about the fact that its fleet has three different Wi-Fi suppliers but there has never been a single plan to cover access to all three networks. As of yesterday, the airline is now offering a choice of two monthly plans that give users access to Wi-Fi on all American Airlines aircraft regardless of who the Wi-Fi supplier is.
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American Airlines Announces More Preflight Covid-19 Testing

American Airlines has announced that it is ready to roll out pre-flight Covid-19 testing on more of its routes as it looks to get travel restarted in key areas of its network. The airline has also confirmed that November will see its pre-flight testing expanded beyond Miami and Dallas Fort Worth as it seeks to help more of its customers comply with the entry regulations set down by a variety of destinations that it currently serves.
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American Airlines Announces Its Switch To Beijing Daxing Airport

Before the current travel crisis, all American Airlines services between the US and Beijing used Bejing Capital Airport (PEK). All of American's passenger services to China are currently suspended but the airline has just announced that when it resumes operations between Dallas Fort Worth and Beijing, it's aircraft will be landing and taking off from the Chinese Capital's newest airport - Daxing International Airport (PKX).
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American Airlines Temporarily Reduces Frequencies & Removes First Class Between LAX & JFK

If you were hoping to fly American Airlines First Class between LA and New York in November you're out of luck. If you were hoping to have a good choice of flights to choose from on this route in November you're going to be disappointed. If, however, you're flying between LA and New York in Business or Economy Class in the month of November, you may actually like what comes next.
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American Airlines To Offer Covid-19 Testing For Flights To Costa Rica

In the middle of last week, American Airlines announced that it will be offering Covid-19 testing for passengers traveling between Dallas Fort Worth and Hawaii and that it is in discussions with various Caribbean states to offer that same on its routes out of Miami. No American Airlines says that Costa Rica will be added to that list too.
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American Airlines Removes A Valuable Benefit For Oneworld Elites

American Airlines has made some good customer-friendly moves of late and it has been great at telling everyone about them via social media, press releases, and email blasts. What the airline has been less good at doing is letting flyers know when it makes a negative change and at some point in the last few days, the airline has eliminated a key benefit it has been offering to select oneworld elites.
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American Airlines To Introduce Preflight Covid-19 Testing (Select Markets)

Last week saw United Airlines announce that it will be offering Covid-19 testing services for customers flying between San Francisco and Hawaii and that it is looking to expand similar testing to other routes. Now American Airlines is joining the party with its own plans to offer preflight testing for travelers traveling on select routes from next month.
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10,000 Bonus Miles & Discounts On American Airlines Vacations

American Airlines Vacations has long been a good way to book some of the airline's better long-haul Business Class fares if you don't mind adding a hotel and/or car to you booking and, for a limited time, travelers can now earn 10,000 bonus miles, a "secret saving" and/or a $200 saving on vacations taken through 31 July 2021.
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American Airlines Plans To Restart Flights To Australia This Year

Qantas says it doesn't plan on restarting services to the United States before July 2021 and Australia is still a country that's off-limits to most of the world, but that's not enough to discourage American Airlines. Starting later this year American Airlines plans to resume service between Los Angeles and Sydney and it plans to offer four flights per week.
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American Airlines Improves Basic Economy & Eliminates Select Change Fees

United Airlines may have started the ball rolling by being the first of the major US airlines to eliminate change fees on domestic itineraries, but American Airlines has now taken the ball further by eliminating change fees on more routes than United or Delta and by making some significant improvements to its Basic Economy fares.
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American Airlines Schedules New Shanghai Service From Seattle

Back in July, American Airlines announced plans to move the service it operated between Los Angeles and Shanghai to Seattle and, subject to government approval, that's what American Airways has done. The route is now in the schedules and is open for reservations.
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American Airlines Schedules Dreamliners On 4 Domestic Miami Routes

I've been known to get a bit over-excited when I've managed to book a Business Class seat on a widebody aircraft on a domestic route (after having expected to be booking a standard domestic First Class cabin), so I'm expecting the news that American Airlines is going to offer its premium cabin flyers yet more opportunities to fly to/from Miami in comfort, to go down very well.
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Big News: American Airlines In Surprise Tie-up With JetBlue

American Airlines and JetBlue have today announced that they are entering into a strategic partnership that will see American Airlines launch new international services out of New York JFK, JetBlue expanding at all three New York airports, and members of both airlines' loyalty programs enjoying reciprocal elite benefits.
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American’s Seattle – London Service Is Open For Bookings

American Airlines will be starting service between Seattle and London from the end of March 2021 and the plan was to have the service bookable from early May of this year. The crisis that unfolded since the original route announcement saw American Airlines delay the opening of reservations for its newest route but, following a recent schedule update, tickets are now on sale.
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You Can Now Use Your American Airlines Vacations Elite Credit

Back in the middle of April, American Airlines announced a series of measures that it was taking to (mostly) try to stop its more frequent flyers from defecting to other airlines. These measures included elite status extensions, Admirals Club membership extensions, and, amongst other things, a promise of future American Airlines Vacation credits. Details of these credits are now being emailed out to AAdvantage elite status holders.
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Review: American Airlines Premium Economy Boeing 777-200

American Airlines offers a Premium Economy cabin on most of its long-haul fleet and this is a review of the airline's product on its Boeing 777-200 aircraft flying between London Heathrow and Los Angeles. With a flying time scheduled at well over 10 hours, there was plenty of time to get a good sense of what the American Airlines Premium Economy cabin and service are all about.
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American Airlines Is Trying To Raise $3.5bn From Equity, Bonds & Loans

American Airlines chose to use Sunday afternoon to announce that it is looking to raise at least $3.5 billion through a combination of a public stock offering, the issuing of loan stock, and a new secured credit facility. 
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I Was Very Impressed With How American Airlines Handled My Refund

One very noticeable theme that has been running through the travel world since the current pandemic brought daily life to a grinding halt has been the theme of airlines doing everything in their power to withhold refunds from customers to whom refunds are owed. With that as a backdrop, I wasn't sure what to expect when I submitted a refund request to American Airlines but, as the title of this post suggests, I've been very pleasantly surprised.
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Qatar Airways Is Now Codesharing on American Airlines Flights

Back in February, American Airlines backtracked on two key positions it had taken in recent years. First, the airline did a u-turn on its relationship with Alaska Airlines and the two are now best friends and, just a few days later, American Airlines forgot that it had been calling for Qatar Airways to be banned from operating services to/from the US and announced a strategic partnership with the Middle Eastern carrier. The first stage of that partnership has now kicked into action.
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Is Anyone At American Airlines Actually Doing Any Thinking?

For the past few days, I've been drafting a blog post which was going to point out something that I found interesting. American Airlines, the airline that has done a superb job of destroying its loyalty program, making its aircraft increasingly uncomfortable and generally annoying as many of its customers as possible, appeared to be negotiating the current crisis with a rarely seen level of skill...at least as far as customer service goes.
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American Airlines Has Extended Its Change Fee Waiver

Up until now, American Airlines has been waiving change fees for bookings made through 31 March 2020 (today) but with no sign that anything around us is getting any better soon the airline has now extended that booking period by a month.
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American Airlines Cuts Summer Flights By 34% (Transatlantic Cut By 50% In April)

The latest big changes to hit the US airlines are the ban on travel between select European countries and the US (which comes into force tonight) and the ban on travel between the US and Argentina that the Argentinian authorities have announced. In response to this very fluid situation, American Airlines has moved to reduce the number of flights it plans to operate in the coming months very significantly.
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Updated: What Change Fee Waivers Are American, Delta & United Offering?

American Airlines was the first US legacy carrier to waive change fees for travel across its network and now that Delta and United have both caught up and issued their own change fee waivers I thought that I may be helpful to show what all three carriers are offering in one single post.
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Fly In More Comfort With These Four American Airlines Domestic Wide-Body Services

Widebody aircraft mean large premium cabins (good for upgrades from cargo class), large numbers of seats with extra-legroom (for when the upgrade doesn't clear) and lie-flat seats in the frontmost cabin (for when the upgrade does clear or for when you're paying to fly upfront) so it's always good news when we see Dreamliners and 777s scheduled to fly between various US cities.
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American Airlines Is Waiving Change Fees On New Bookings

American Airlines has followed the likes of JetBlue and Alaska Airlines by waiving change fees for customers booking travel in the next couple of weeks. However, in two key ways, American's latest move is significantly different from what Alaska and JetBlue are offering.
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Huge News: Alaska Airlines To Join Oneworld + American Expands In Seattle

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have issued a joint statement in which they have announced a new "West Coast International Alliance" under which Alaska's West Coast network will connect up to (and feed) American's long-haul network, which will see Alaska Airlines becoming a member of the oneworld alliance in 2021 and which will see American Airlines launching a new route to Asia and a new route out of Alaska's hub in Seattle.
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American Schedules Increased Service To Rio De Janeiro In 2021

American has recently been trying to make up for the collapse of its partnership with LATAM (and the exit of that partner from the oneworld alliance) by partnering with GOL, a Brazilian airline based in Sao Paulo. 
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Review: American Airlines 767 Business Class (JFK-MIA)

One of the best ways to fly domestically is, unsurprisingly, to fly in First/Business Class and one of the best ways to fly domestic First/Business Class is to book a flight which offers lie-flat seating in its premium cabin(s) - that's why I was pleased to find that I could book American's widebody 767 aircraft for a flight between New York JFK and Miami.
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United Cuts Service To Hong Kong (Again) As American Doubles Down On Tel Aviv

These are tough times in Hong Kong and with the protests showing no real sign of dying down for good (and having dragged on for far longer than anyone had expected) the appetite for travel to the 'Special Administrative Region' has dropped significantly.
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How I’m Choosing My Flights Should Worry American Airlines

A few months ago I explained why I thought American Airlines often makes it easy for travelers to dislike it and with no signs on the horizon that American Airlines management has any interest in improving its customer-facing operations, I thought I'd share how my own travel choices have been changing and why this should be of concern to the airline.
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American Adds Domestic Wide-Body Service Out Of Philadelphia (Very Briefly)

This is just a quick note to let readers know that American Airlines has scheduled a 787-8 Dreamliner to briefly operate on two of its domestic routes out of Philadelphia - if you'd like to try out a long-haul lie-flat bed this may be one of the cheaper ways to do it.
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American Airlines Pushes Back 737 MAX Service To January 2020

The saga of the 737 MAX aircraft continues as American Airlines confirms that it now doesn't expect the aircraft to be returning to its operations before the middle of January next year.
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American Brings Back Boston – London Service (And Not With The Aircraft I Expected)

A little over a week ago, when American was doing its very best to make everyone believe that the loss of LATAM as a partner wasn’t a big deal, the airline announced a number of new flights to South America, an extended summer season for a number of European routes, and the return of its Boston – London route.
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Unicorns Found – American Airlines Opens Up Great Upgrade Availability To Europe

Somewhat amazingly, American Airlines is currently offering an impressive number of Business Class upgrades on routes between the US and Europe and upgrade availability isn't just restricted to the times of year where Business travelers are prone to staying at home.
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One Flight Which Summed Up Why It’s Easy To Dislike American Airlines

When you look at things in the cold light of day and approach things from a non-emotional standpoint there are quite a few things to like about American Airlines. Its long-haul Business Class cabins offer (mostly) excellent seats, it has a very good domestic network, some of its airline partners offer fantastic premium cabin options, and as a member of the oneworld alliance, its mid-tier and top-tier statuses offer, in my opinion, the best alliance benefits around. And yet sometimes American Airlines makes is all too easy for flyers to dislike it.
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American Airlines Is Scheduling More Painful 737 MAX 8 Flights

Even we leave aside the fact that the 737 MAX 8 is an aircraft Boeing apparently built in a hurry, to a very tight budget, without proper regulatory oversight and which has been involved in two apparently avoidable disasters, there is still something very wrong with the American Airlines version of this aircraft – it’s horribly uncomfortable.
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Here Are The Schedules For American Airlines’ New 2020 Routes (Reservations Open)

Over the weekend, American Airlines posted the schedules for its 5 new routes so the remaining unknowns surrounding last week's announcement have been cleared up. Also, as of today, American Airlines has opened up bookings for the 4 seasonal routes with bookings for the Tel Aviv route expected to be taken from 10 October 2019.
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All American Airlines Wide-Body Aircraft Now Offer Premium Economy

American Airlines has announced that it has completed the retrofitting of all its wide-body aircraft with a Premium Economy cabin and is laying claim to the fact that not only is it the first US airline to finish installing Premium Economy seats on its widebody fleet, but that it also now offers more Premium Economy Class seats than all other US airlines combined.
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BREAKING: American Airlines Adds Five New International Routes

American Airlines has just announced that it will be launching 5 new international routes in 2020 with a strong focus on what was once known as "Eastern Europe", its first flight to Africa and a route that's going to please a significant number of people.
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American Airlines Adds Five Star Service To Four More Airports

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American Airlines Extends Route Cancellations & Reduces Services To Vancouver

This is a brief post to highlight a few changes to American Airlines’ operations that I’ve noticed mentioned on Routes Online in the past few days. American Airlines' customers flying in/out of New York or Vancouver may wish to pay special attention.
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American Airlines Schedules Final MD-80 Flights

American Airlines has just announced that the last commercial flights its ancient MD-80 aircraft will operate will be on 3 and 4 September 2019 and the airline has released a list of the final 22 flights to be operated by the retiring aircraft.
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Who Can Access American Airlines Flagship Lounges & Flagship Dining Facilities?

Since I wrote a brief post about the opening of the new American Airlines Flagship Lounge at Dallas Fort Worth last month I've had a number of readers get in touch with me asking for clarification about the rules of entry to the Flagship Lounges and the Flagship Dining facilities so here's a roundup of what you need to know. 
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American Airlines Delays The Reintroduction Of Its 737 MAX Again

American Airlines used a very quiet Sunday morning to announce that it is extending the cancellations of all flights set to be operated by its 737 MAX aircraft through 3 September 2019.
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Tentative: Winners & Losers In The Haneda Slot Lottery

It seems long ago than February but it was only three months ago that United, together with American, Delta, and Hawaiian, applied to the US Department of Transport to operate the new Tokyo Haneda slots that are up for grabs. The US DoT has just 12 slots it can bestow upon the carriers it thinks will use them best (in the interest of consumers) but, between them, the US carriers applied for 19 so that left the DoT with some decisions to make.
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American Airlines Is Adding New Routes To Mexico, Latin America & The Caribbean

American Airlines has just announced that it will be adding a number of new routes to its network towards the end of this year with seasonal and year-round flights set to start up to destinations in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
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Why I’m Starting To Choose British Airways More (And Why American & United Should...

I haven’t exactly been the biggest fan of British Airways since I started this blog and I’m usually one of the first to point out the airline’s failings and shortcomings but, despite the fact that not much has really changed in how BA operates, I’m slowly starting to actively choose to fly with BA more than in the past.
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American Airlines Business Extra Awards & Upgrades Are Now Bookable Online

American has slowly been sending out emails letting Business Extra members know about a new booking tool (American Airlines for Business) which allows users to view award availability, book award flights and apply upgrade certificates all without having to interact with an American Airlines employee.
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American Airlines Brings In Stricter Rules For Emotional Support Animals

It's not hard to find a frequent flyer who thinks that a large percentage of animals who are allowed to fly inside an aircraft cabin because they're categorized as an 'emotional support animal' are bogus and, based on recent trends, it would appear that the US airlines concur.
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American & Delta Propose New Routes To Tokyo Haneda

With the US Department of Transport currently negotiating a new airline agreement with Japanese authorities we should soon see new slots opened up at Tokyo Haneda for the use of US airlines. United was first out with news that they're applying to operate 6 new routes between the continental US and Tokyo Haneda and now Delta and American have put forward their applications for new Haneda routes in 2020.
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American Reopens An Admirals Club At Charlotte

American Airlines says that it's preparing for "a big summer" in Charlotte and by that it means that it plans to add services to/from its hub and that it has just reopened a renovated Charlotte Admirals Club at Concourse B.
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Review: American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class (Overnight Flight)

Up until a few years ago the American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class cabin was almost like a second home to me as I flew back and forth across the Atlantic between LA and London using Systemwide Upgrades to move me out of Economy Class and into considerably more civilized surroundings.
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American Adds Yet More Miserable Transcon Flights Out Of Los Angeles

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Review: American Airlines 777-300ER Premium Economy (Daytime Flight)

Now that all three legacy US carriers offer a Premium Economy cabin on their transatlantic routes and airlines like British Airways, Norwegian, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Iberia and Lufthansa offer Premium Economy too, I figured it would be helpful to start reviewing a few of these cabins to see what they offer.
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American Airlines Unveils Its New Amenity Kits For 2019

American Airlines has just unveiled its latest amenity kits and, although no specific release date has been provided in the press release, the airline says they'll appear onboard in "mid-February".
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American Adds Apple Music Onboard Select Domestic Flights

A little earlier I wrote about United Airlines announcing the addition of live TV to over 200 of its aircraft and now we have American Airlines announcing that it will soon be offering access to Apple Music on select domestic flights.
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American Airlines Will Retire All Its Non Lie-Flat 757s This Year

Part of the significant fleet overhaul that American Airlines embarked upon shortly before Doug Parker and friends took charge saw a number of the airline's Boeing 757 aircraft refitted with a modern lie-flat premium cabin. Of the 34 Boeing 757s that American Airlines still has operating 24 were refitted with the same Business Class seats as are found on the airlines' popular A321 transcon services between the coasts.
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DEAL: Roundtrip Business Class Sweden – US West Coast From $1,659 (Oneworld)

Today is the last day to book the fantastic oneworld Business Class fares on offer between Germany and the West Coast but, if you need more time to make plans or if those fares don't work for you, you now also have the option to start your journey in Sweden.
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GREAT DEAL: Business Class Fares Between Germany & San Diego/San Jose From €1,265 Roundtrip!

It's been a very good start to the new year if you're someone looking to book Business Class fares out of Europe. The British Airways sale is still going strong out of London, Qatar Airways has a few great deals on offer right now out of Scandinavia and the BA fares to Los Angeles that were around on Monday were fantastic. Now we have another set of great fares and, once again, they're to the West Coast.
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Incredible Business Class Fares Between The UK & Los Angeles (TODAY ONLY)

British Airways & American Airlines have published a number of incredible Business Class fares for travel between the UK and Los Angeles for travel throughout 2019 but, as the fares expire today, you'll have to be very quick if you want to book them.
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GREAT DEAL: Oneworld Business Class Europe – Miami From $1,331 Roundtrip

American Airlines and British Airways are currently offering a fantastic Business Class fare for travel between Gothenburg (Sweden) and Miami. This could be great for a vacation, a great way to lock in some much needed credit towards elite status or, if you book your flights carefully, a good way to earn some redeemable miles too.

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