Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives for October 2018.

Drunk American Airlines Baggage Handler Fell Asleep in the Cargo Hold, Flew to Chicago

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Oct 31 2018

A drunk baggage handler fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an American Airlines Boeing 737 — and wound up flying on board American’s flight AA363, the 6 a.m. departure from Kansas City to Chicago O’Hare on Saturday.

He “wasn’t discovered until the plane landed at O’Hare International Airport and parked at the gate just before 7:30 a.m. local time.”

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Does a Puerto Rico Hotel Owe You Anything When Their Usual Amenities Aren’t Available?

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Oct 30 2018

My own view is that I’m glad they’re reaching out to guests in advance and don’t mind lack of compensation, wish they’d also post online so people know what to consider when making plans, but also suggest they’ve got some good rates right now that are actually worth considering for peak season.

Indeed December weekend rates start under $200 a night and there’s oceanfront availability for the Christmas and New Year’s period for under $350.

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Free Top Tier Elite Status With 33 Hotel Brands Through December 2019

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Oct 30 2018

GHA Discovery is the loyalty program for Omni hotels, Rydges, Alila (part of Two Roads Hospitality, which is being acquired by Hyatt), Kempinski, Anantara, Pan Pacific and more — 33 brands in total.

Discovery is an experiences program, not an earn and burn program. It’s all about status and recognition. Right now their top tier of elite status — Black — is available free on a trial basis. The offer may be restricted to cardholders in Middle East and Asia Pacific but I’ve already gotten 5000 American AAdvantage miles just by bouncing around and getting transferred a bit asking.

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American Airlines President Finally Acknowledges D0 is Failing Without the Right Resources

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Oct 29 2018

Perhaps the fact that all of the focus for years on D0 not actually generating strong on time performance has sunk in. Perhaps it’s the poor financial performance with premium customers not booking American.

Hopefully American will align the resources with the operation and put the customer at the center of their thinking in order to run an on-time operation that delivers value to passengers. If American Airlines President Robert Isom re-watches his answer to this question, it could actually happen.

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