An American Airlines reportedly mechanic sabotaged an airplane full of passengers and crew because he was mad at the airline for not giving his union a new contract.
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.
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 […]
A recent opinion piece about trouble with the airlines has me wondering how much customers are responsible for the current state of aviation. Should we demand more? What would that look like? Or, are we just cogs on a wheel we’re helpless to turn?
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”.
Wondering how many points or miles you should be holding onto? That’s the question I answer in this week’s Final Two Pennies. Each person has their own motivation when it comes to travel and how to redeem your miles and points. Don’t let me change your mind if you already have a clear direction. But, if you’re not 100% sure, listen in and let me give you my two cents. We’ve also got Gary Leff of View From The Wing back on to talk about the new partnership between AA and Hyatt […]