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.
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.
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.
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.
Today has seen American Airlines launch the last of its 'Daily Deals' (It's been a good two weeks) and today's deal may be the one that's useful to the most people. For today only, American Airlines is offering 30% off flights to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, and this time the travel dates run through September 2021.
Today's American Airlines daily deal is a very good one. If you're prepared to book today, you can lock in some hugely discounted Business Class fares to six major cities in South America. Non-stop and 1-stop bookings both appear to qualify for the promotion and as my first three searches (on random dates) all pulled up the discounted fares, it looks like the deals should be very easy to find.
Following on from the excellent upgrade deals yesterday, the American Airlines 'Daily Deals' continue today with the airline offering one-way flights starting from just $39. The terms and conditions of the deal suggest that the best fares are only available for travel to six cities but the evidence suggests that great fares are available across the network.
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.
American Airlines is in the middle of its second week of 'Daily Deals' and this week has been a mixed bag so far. Monday's deal wasn't particularly exciting, Tuesday's deal was pretty good (and is ongoing) and yesterday's deal appeared to be a repeat of Tuesday's deal. Today, however, things look very good as American airlines is offering domestic upgrades from just $50 one-way.
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.