Articles tagged “american airlines”

U.S. Senator Schumer Is Upset About Cheap Airline Tickets Again

U.S. Senator Schumer Is Upset About Cheap Airline Tickets Again

Associated Press

You can almost set your watch by how Schumer will react to the latest fee in the travel industry that he really doesn't understand. You can also set that same watch by when he moves on to another topic without following through on any promise he made earlier.

37 mins ago

American’s Flight Attendants Still Say Their Uniforms Make Them Sick

American’s Flight Attendants Still Say Their Uniforms Make Them Sick

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It's hard not to think the public isn't getting the full story from either side.

3 hours ago

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

American’s New International Upgrade Policy Is Good For All Frequent Flyers

Grant Martin, Skift

New details on how frequent flyers will upgrade on flights with premium economy leaked this week. For once, the news is good for almost everyone.

3 days ago

American’s Cheapest Fares Soon Won’t Include Access to Overhead Bins

American’s Cheapest Fares Soon Won’t Include Access to Overhead Bins

Brian Sumers, Skift

As happened with United, this story will probably go viral, and consumer groups will whine about not having access to bin space. But remember, the market has spoken: Frontier and Spirit charge for bin space, and yet passengers fly them. Why should American and United not sell similar products?

4 days ago

U.S. Flight Cancellations and Lost Bags Reach Historic Low

U.S. Flight Cancellations and Lost Bags Reach Historic Low

Brian Sumers, Skift

People love to hate airlines. But U.S. carriers have gotten a lot more reliable in the past two years, and that's definitely good for passengers.

4 days ago

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

U.S. DOT Won’t Bring Anti-Trust Suit Against Airlines

David Koenig and Eric Tucker, Associated Press

It was hard to make a compelling case for collusion and how it was hurting consumers during this period of cheaper airfares. If prices go up, tough, we may see this case revisited, no matter who's in charge.

1 week ago

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

American Airlines’ New Uniforms Are Making Some Flight Attendants Ill

Michael Sasso , Bloomberg

As if only to add more to the delights of modern-day air travel, now flight attendants must also suffer with clothing that can actually make them ill.

1 month ago

American Air Wins Its Five-Year-Old Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Sabre

American Air Wins Its Five-Year-Old Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Sabre

Brian Sumers, Skift

$5.1 million is not a lot of money for a giant global airline, but for US Airways — and later American — this was always about more than money. The airlines argue that firms like Sabre have long held too much power.

1 month ago

Regulators: U.S. Airlines Did Not Gouge Consumers After 2015 Amtrak Crash

Regulators: U.S. Airlines Did Not Gouge Consumers After 2015 Amtrak Crash

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This was an odd investigation. Airlines price tickets based on demand, so it makes sense prices would go up if more passengers sought to buy flights. That's not gouging. It's business.

1 month ago

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

American Airlines Sees Weaker Demand for Flights to Cuba

Mary Schlangenstein and Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg

We've been saying for quite some time that Cuba's biggest challenges are on the ground and finding a place to stay, not getting there. It needs to find some solutions or more cutbacks are on the way.

2 months ago

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

As Cuba Mourns Castro, Havana Welcomes First Commercial U.S. Flight

Anne-Marie Garcia and Christine Armario, Associated Press

So far most U.S. travelers to visit Cuba since relations began to normalize in 2014 haven't traveled beyond Havana. While many Americans will likely choose Havana over less known cities while beach vacations are banned, the Cuban government should do more to make inter-city travel more convenient.

2 months ago

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

How Revenue-Based Loyalty Programs Changed the Way I Earn Points

Grant Martin, Skift

Strategic and smart budget travelers could once keep up with the business class flyers in the rewards earning world. That world has changed now.

2 months ago