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American Airlines certainly takes the term ‘a nose full of coke’ to a new level as a maintenance worker discovered 30 pounds of cocaine stashed in the plane’s nose cone during a routine check in Tulsa.

The maintenance employee noticed the extra baggage inside the aircraft which operated an earlier flight from Bogota, Colombia worth approximately $200,000 and notified the authorities. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines has undertaken yet another step to downgrade the inflight experience of their customers as they ordered their new Boeing 737 MAX without inflight entertainment screens in the seat.

Instead the carrier will provide streaming entertainment for which passengers have to bring their own equipment and will have to to pay for the internet access. [click to continue…]

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Four major U.S. airlines seem to have dodged a bullet after a collusion probe from the U.S. Justice Department has been downshifted due to lack of evidence.

The carriers (American, Delta, Southwest and United) received subpoenas roughly a year ago when investigators dug deeper into the development of airfares and capacity. [click to continue…]

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Although there has much press on various travel sites and blogs recently about United’s new Polaris premium cabin lounge to coincide with their newly redesigned business class seat, American Airlines has also been heavily involved in a huge makeover project for their top tier international lounges.


In the past, American had Flagship Lounges located at a few of their major hubs: New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), and London Heathrow (LHR).  These lounges have either recently gone through or are currently in the process of renovations, and American is also planning to open new Flagship lounges in Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA) and Philadelphia (PHL).

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding differences between American Airlines and British Airways checked luggage allowances for Oneworld Sapphire members (BA).

Reader Question British Airways & American Airlines Luggage Allowances Not Aligned

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines AAdvantage rolled out yet another points purchase promotion for January for which purchases have to be made by January 30th, 2017.

American offers a tiered bonus of up to 50% for this particular sale which makes very little sense considering the previous discount/bonus amounts which will almost certainly come back. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines and the union representing the airline’s flight attendants are still at odds to whether their newly issued uniform is causing health issues with management now wearing them as well.

A small number of AA Executives and Middle Managers have now started wearing the uniform to work to show that there is nothing wrong with the wardrobe, a move that didn’t meet with approval by the unions. [click to continue…]

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American Airlines AAdvantage rolled out a very lucrative points purchase promotion for December and the deadline is approaching quickly as the last purchases have to be made by January 3, 2017.

You can buy & gift AAdvantage miles campaign with up to an 80% bonus and American Airlines upped last year the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors American Airlines has launched bonus AAdvantage miles offer for stays between December 15 – March 27, 2017.


You earn 500 bonus miles per night at Hilton, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and Hilton Grand Vacations properties, and 500 bonus miles per stay at Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites ones. [click to continue…]