Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 29, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members Seeking Unity, U.S. Revises Ebola Monitoring Rules Wi-Fi hotspot named for terror group delays AA flight at LAX United to launch route from Newark to Newcastle, England The MD-11 makes its final scheduled […]

American Airlines Just Announced Their New AAdvantage Program with US Airways Dividend Miles Members

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Finally some great frequent flier news for those that don’t spend tens of thousands of dollars. American and US Airways just released their plans to combine their frequent flier programs and guess what…they aren’t following Delta’s and United’s revenue based plans (at least, not yet). Instead they’re basically keeping the old American AAdvantage program where […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of October 1, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Stay Away From Chicago Airports (for Now) The Air France Pilot Strike Ends With Absolutely Nothing Resolved Airbus to help develop first supersonic business jet American Airlines to honor its predecessors, CEO says American Drops their El Al Partnership November 1 Southwest will use biofuel for SF […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Best Seats on American’s New A321

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Best Seats on American’s New A321 I just flew L.A. to Miami on one of AA’s brand-spanking-new A321 planes, which are so new that SeatGuru.com and SeatExpert.com don’t even have them listed yet. As I wrote in this post, it’s a beautiful plane but American put one (or three) too many rows in it, so even […]

Why NOT to Fly on American Airlines’ New A321 Planes

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I’m a fan of American Airlines (AA). They have great customer service, especially on Twitter, and I love the fact that they haven’t gone to the dark side with their frequent flier program by going revenue-based instead of mileage-based (Boo Delta and United). But everyone in the industry knows that that will switch over once […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of September 3, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Yet Another Flight Diverted After Fight Over Reclining Seat (#3) World’s Oldest Active Flight Attendant to Retire at 90 Honeymoon terror for couple caught in turbulence which broke air steward’s hip Frontier bailing on Wilmington flights because the fools who run it don’t understand geography Qantas passengers […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 27, 2014

United

THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: British Airways Customers Can Now Pay $10 To Hold Their Flight Bookings United Airlines launches self-service kiosks for luggage Hilton Now Allows Guests to Select Their Exact Hotel Room Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline Delta growth spurs hiring of more flight attendants Airline Releases […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 20, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Aloft Hotel to Begin Testing ‘Botlr,’ a Robotic Bellhop John Kerry has flown 519,136 miles to 51 countries in 239 days in 2014! SeaWorld shares dive as documentary #Blackfish spurs attendance drop One of Iceland’s Biggest Volcanoes May Threaten European Aviation Again British Airways launches cute animals […]