Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam and Hawaii. This fare is also being matched by Delta and United.
American Airlines yesterday released its international summer schedule for 2020 that will see the airline reducing its capacity by 60% compared to 2019.
The airline is reducing Pacific capacity by 80%, Atlantic by 65%, and Latin America by 48%. American is also suspending 25 seasonal summer services until 2021.
American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021.
The airlines announced then that members of AAdvantage and Mileage Plan would again start earning miles on all flights sometime this spring that is now enabled effective April 1, 2020.
American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a highest-ever offered bonus of up to 100% through April 12, 2020.
The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year, and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.
With air travel worldwide coming to a virtual stop, airlines first reaction has been (understandably) to adjust their capacity to barebone operations (like Cathay Pacific), or even to complete shut-off mode (like Austrian or Brussels Airlines) in order to preserve their cash flow and financial viability.
During this past week there’s been a second wave of reactions regarding the airline’s elite members and what the implications of the COVID19 pandemic are on their requalification processes.
Worlds of Hyatt and American Airlines launched a partnership in 2019 (read more here) that allows elite members to earn both points and miles for hotel stays and flights.
Both offered a fast track to each other’s elites when this partnership was introduced and have now brought it back for 2020. Hyatt also offered American Airlines Executive Platinum-status for select Globalist members in 2019 (read more here, here and here).
Airlines in the United States are trying to stimulate demand by offering change fee waivers for newly issued tickets as the coronavirus continues to spread even within the US.
American Airlines is the latest airline that is offering waivers for tickets issued between March 1 – 16, 2020. Fees are waived for one change that is made at minimum 14 days before the original departure flight.
American Airlines has launched a new offer to buy AAdvantage miles with a combined bonus + discount through March 6, 2020.
The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the oneworld transatlantic partners (AA/AY/BA/IB) and their holiday surcharge midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Paris and several destinations in the United States.
American Airlines has had a change of heart and has now signed a strategic partnership with the fellow Oneworld Alliance member Qatar Airways.
American Airlines plans to place its code on select Qatar Airways flights from the United States to Doha and beyond, while Qatar will place its code on select American Airlines flights. AA is also exploring options of flying to Doha on their own metal.
Airfare of the Day: American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX) to Amsterdam (AMS) from $2,110
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their shoulder/high season midweek business class sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between the West Coast and Europe.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season premium economy sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between London and New York. This fare is books as a codeshare on British Airways nonstop service LGW-JFK.