American Airlines

Trip Report: American Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Dallas Fort Worth B777-300ER

Introduction Earlier this year, I was able to purchase a very cheap ticket to Asia, which included American's Hong Kong to Dallas Forth Worth flight, operated by the airlines' new-ish B777-300ER. American's flight between Hong Kong and Dallas Fort Worth, a distance of 8,123 miles, is blocked for 16 hours and 20 minutes, which certainly can 

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Coach Travel on American and United to Become More Uncomfortable

If you have ever traveled on Allegiant, Frontier or Spirit you will be very familiar with the concept of "No Frills" fares. Buying a ticket on these ultra low-cost carriers does not come with any extras. Seat assignments and baggage allowances even for carry-on have to be purchased separately. Both American and United have plans 

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U.S. Airlines Report Declines in Unit Revenue as They Expand Capacity

A number of U.S. airlines have reported declines in passenger unit revenues (PRASM) while also reporting higher capacity numbers. Airline stocks predominantly closed in the negative on Tuesday after investors were concerned that falling revenues couldn't be offset by the record-low fuel prices. Some experts even predict that airlines are repeating past mistakes of expanding capacity while accepting 

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Trip Report: American's Newest Route LAX to Tokyo Haneda in Business Class

Introduction In November 2015, American Airlines announced that it was commencing service between Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda effective February 11th 2016, complementing its existing service between Los Angeles and Tokyo Narita. The story behind this particular flight is actually quite interesting. Tokyo Haneda is a slot-restricted airport, meaning that the number of flights into 

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American Airlines Group Reports Record Net Profit of $6.3 Billion for 2015 Thanks to Low Oil Prices

Earlier today, American Airlines reported its Q4 2015 and 2015 full year profit, beating analyst estimates . The highlights of American's press release were as follows: Record fourth quarter 2015 net profit excluding net special credits was $1.3 billion, up 17 percent versus the previous record set in the fourth quarter 2014 Record full year 2015 

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What's Ahead for American Airlines in 2016?

If you follow my blog, you may know that I am a loyal American Airlines flyer, with the exception of an occasional flight on United here and there. Before American's announcement that it would devalue its frequent flyer program back in November 2015, American had hands-down the best frequent flyer program among U.S. carriers. With most of the changes becoming 

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Trip Report: On My Way to American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum Status

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my mileage run to Puerto Rico, which helped me to achieve American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status with just one trip as American offered a fast-track option to get frequent flyer status with its AAdvantage program. If you are currently not an elite member with American, I would 

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