Time to go make some popcorn and settle in. Qatar Airways is going to buy a significant stake in American Airlines. Why are they doing it?
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Ever get annoyed by one of those credit card pitches broadcast by flight attendants over the public address system on American Airlines flights? United might have figured out a better way.
It’s a bit of a crazy time for air travel right now. When a United passenger was dragged off an airplane earlier this year, it seemed like an explosion of incidents started hitting the news. But, where’s the root of the problem? Is someone at the airlines telling employees they should cancel passenger tickets when the customer does something they don’t like? Or, is management focused on other areas? A recent New York Times article suggests the latter. Top airline executives are financially rewarded for profitability. Short term profitability at […]
It takes a lot to blow me away when it comes to travel perks. I was literally shocked at how good my meal was in Flagship First Dining. And, it wasn’t just the quality of the food. American Airlines really sets themselves apart with this introduction.
I got to sneak into the American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK during their soft opening. The new space is unrecognizable compared to the previous space. It’s much larger with significantly upgraded attributes throughout.
Basic Economy fares have now spread across all 3 of the legacy carriers. American Airlines and United Airlines took a harsher path than Delta did, taking away even more benefits than Delta did. Is this the beginning or the end of the latest round of cuts customers will have to endure?