American Airlines AAdvantage Enhances Alaska Earnings

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021. They enabled earning miles on each other’s flights on April 1 (read more here). There was a disparity between earning Alaska Miles on American and AAdvantage miles on Alaska. Mileage Plan […]

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Spend Thanksgiving in Europe with wide-open American Airlines upgrade space

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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The top chip-and-PIN credit cards of 2020

Written by Benji Stawski @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest credit card information. There are two types of credit cards in the market today: chip-and-signature cards and chip-and-PIN cards. Plain and simple, chip-and-signature cards use signatures for authentication, while chip-and-PIN cards require a personal identification number. Want more credit card news and advice from TPG? …

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DOT adjusts, finalizes airline route requirements for CARES Act funding.

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

US airlines will need to fly far more than demand dictates if they want to receive CARES Act funding for employees. But the obligations are reduced in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final order compared to the initial proposal. The DOT took f…

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DOT adjusts, finalizes airline route requirements for CARES Act funding.

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

US airlines will need to fly far more than demand dictates if they want to receive CARES Act funding for employees. But the obligations are reduced in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) final order compared to the initial proposal. The DOT took f…

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Delta joins American and United in slashing New York network

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Delta has joined the other legacy U.S. carriers in significantly reducing its footprint in the New York metro area for April. The Atlanta-based airline is reducing schedules at all three airports even more than expected this month, making the new round of cuts as New York City emerges as a hotspot in the nation’s battle …

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You can now book American Airlines Web Specials by phone — great news for families

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

The unfortunate trend that we’ve seen from airlines around the globe in recent years is a shift away from fixed award charts and towards a variable or “dynamic” pricing scheme. Delta was the first of the three legacy U.S. carriers to adopt this policy several years back, and United followed suit late last year. American …

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How long will US airlines’ cash last? Between 4 months and a year, analyst says

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

U.S. airlines have enough cash, on average, to survive nearly eight months before they face the prospect of bankruptcy or worse, a new report from Raymond James finds. The industry has enough cash to cover its bills — in other words cash-on-hand minus how much an airline must spend daily — for an average of …

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Who wants what? How the US airlines are responding with CARES Act funding on the line

Written by Seth Miller @ Wandering Aramean

With tens of billions of dollars in federal funding on the line the DOT’s rules about service obligations under the CARES Act could dramatically affect airlines’ cash flow in the coming months. The divide in views between the large and small players is…

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Book American Airlines Flagship First Class to Japan for just 55,000 miles

Written by Andrew Kunesh @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing travel deals because we should all use this time …

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Compass Airlines Bites the Dust

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Well, it looks like COVID-19 is beginning to claim its first airline victims. And, the biggest one so far (in the US) is one many may not even realize they’ve flown as Compass Airlines bites the dust. Background Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota as a division of Northwest Airlines. […]

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Who wants what? How the US airlines are responding with CARES Act funding on the line

Written by Seth Miller @ PaxEx.Aero

With tens of billions of dollars in federal funding on the line the DOT’s rules about service obligations under the CARES Act could dramatically affect airlines’ cash flow in the coming months. The divide in views between the large and small players is…

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Amsterdam to Honolulu from 1,555€

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam and Hawaii. This fare is also being matched by Delta and United. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. This fare is being discussed on FlyerTalk (access […]

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American Airlines down to just 13 daily flights from NYC

Written by Ben Mutzabaugh @ The Points Guy

American Airlines is slashing its schedule to New York City, suspending most of its flights at all three local airports. With the schedule cuts, American will fly just 13 daily round-trip flights combined across JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports during a temporary schedule that begins Tuesday, April 7, and runs through May 6. American’s decision …

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Is it time for AAdvantage to once again follow Delta’s lead?

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

Delta maintained their position as the industry leader in US aviation customer service with the announcement today that elite status and benefits would be extended due to the impact COVID-19 has had on travel. The announcement has already been met with a huge wave of positivity from the frequent flyer world and will serve to …

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All major US airlines cut in-flight service, lounge access due to coronavirus

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world have been overwhelmed by the effects of the novel coronavirus, with many slashing routes and parking jets. In the U.S., American Airlines announced plans to cut its domestic schedule by 30% in April and 80% in May, and Delta Air Lines plans to ground half of its fleet. United Airlines has cut …

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How will airlines rebuild their route maps after the coronavirus?

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

The sun is streaming through the windows and over rows of chairs. Several people are seated. One is reading, another looks at a phone. A teenager wears headphones to drown out the world. A plane sits outside, several more tails visible in the distance. A gate agent calls passengers for Flight 123 to New York. …

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American, Delta, United among first applicants for coronavirus aid

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Multiple U.S. airlines have submitted the first set of applications for the $25 billion in grants available to airlines under the government’s CARES Act that aims to offset some of the economic toll the novel coronavirus pandemic has taken on the industry. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — the nation’s three largest …

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