American Airlines

My Interview With American Airlines Senior VP Kurt Stache

Just over a week ago I had the chance to participate in the retirement of the American Airlines MD-80 at a celebration in Roswell, New Mexico.  Taxiing past the rows of retired airplanes, we arrived at a hangar where we got to hear stories from team members on the history of the Mad Dog as well as crawl on some MD-80s ourselves. When I got invited to the event, I asked American Airlines if they could make time with an executive to talk about the MD-80 retirement and what the […]

American Airlines Gives The MD-80 A Super Send-Off

American Airlines retired the last of their MD-80 aircraft this week. You might be wondering why that’s significant. Heck, for you it might not be. For me, it represents well over 500 hours of time in the air. The Mad Dog and I grew old together in the sky. For one of us, that journey has come to an end.

Today Only: 5 Miles Per Dollar On Apple Purchases

If you’ve been thinking about an Apple purchase, today is the day to pull the trigger.  It’s also a great reminder of the value of airline shopping portals, like we discussed recently on my podcast Miles To Go.  Multiple airline shopping portals are offering bonus miles today for purchases from Apple. United Airlines is offering 5 miles per dollar for Apple purchases today. If you haven’t shopped through the United Airlines shopping portal, you can also probably double dip with this new member offer.  Or, if a member of your […]

American Airlines Appears To Be Removing $75 Fee For Last-Minute Award Tickets

We have another sign that variable award tickets are coming soon to American Airlines. They’re moving to eliminate close-in booking fees for award tickets that regular members of the AAdvantage program pays. In this case, the elimination of the fee may fall into the category of “be careful what you wish for”.