Expiring Amazon Promos And Are United Employees Deliberately Slowing Operations? The Best of the Rest For Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Don’t forget I’m giving away two months of your own free travel assistant to everyone and 1 year of a free travel assistant to two lucky winners. 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.  On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs (try being the operative word) that have interesting things for you and I to learn from.  Some are […]

As American Airlines and US Airways March Towards Integration, The Pilots’ Unions Still Stand Out

There are thousands of mundane steps to merge two airlines the size of American Airlines and US Airways.  While that process is well underway, we’re still well over a year away from completion and probably close to a year before more substantial customer-facing pieces are in place. In the interim, the process of merging the two workforces is moving along mostly as expected.  Because there are many unions involved, each group is handled a bit differently.  And, since each airline had their own union for a specific class of employees (and sometimes […]

Flight Attendants May Be Getting Along, But There Are Still Dark Clouds For The New American Airlines And The Pilots’ Unions

After 6 years of bickering, the US Airways pilots’ union wants to fight just a bit more. They’ve sued US Airways, American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association to force binding arbitration to determine pilot seniority, even though they didn’t agree with the last binding arbitration.