Hot Nuts Returning To American Airlines

Sep 12 2021

American Airlines is starting to bring back hots nuts, at least on some long haul business class flights. My domestic first class flights over the past 10 days still had packaged nuts.

Soon you won’t have to buy your own first class nut mix online anymore, and bring the nuts on board yourself for a flight attendant to heat up.

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American Airlines Converted Flight Credits Into Trip Credits: What You Need To Know

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Sep 12 2021

Over the summer I wrote a guide to the mind-numbingly complicated differences between an American Airlines trip credit, travel voucher, flight credit and gift card, including a helpful internal grid that the carrier’s employees use.

American has been replacing paper vouchers with ‘trip credits’ which allow payment towards an adult passenger fare on American and American Airlines codeshares only. These can be used as partial payment towards a ticket (topped off with a credit card) or partially used towards full payment of a ticket, with residual amounts emailed to the passenger. Trip credits can also be used to book yourself an extra seat.

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Two 9/11 Hijackers Almost Missed Their Flight. This Agent Deals With The Guilt Of Helping Them On

Sep 11 2021

American Airlines Flight 77 from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles was one of four flights hijacked on September 11, 2001. The Boeing 757 was crashed into the Pentagon, killing 59 passengers and crew and 125 in the building as well.

About half an hour into the flight five hijackers stormed the cockpit, sent passengers and crew to the rear of the aircraft, and took control of the aircraft. Impact was at 9:37 a.m. Eastern time. But two of the hijackers almost didn’t make the flight,.

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Marriott Wants You To Pay For Rooms, Even If You Don’t Reserve Them

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Sep 11 2021

Marriott CEO Tony Capuano lays out a plan to make sure that hotels get their share of taxpayer loot the way airlines did in the next crisis. He is working with the heads of other hotel chains to make future requests for cash about the employees. He also explains how they’ll become more transparent with customers as they work to keep pandemic cuts in place into the future.

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Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Sep 11 2021

On 9/11 I was sitting in my office. I was fortunate not to be on the road, although several work colleagues were and it was a challenge to help them get home when planes were grounded.

The first news I heard came in the form of an email. It wasn’t on the newswires yet but I received an email from an industry list I was a part of. I still remember the subject line, “Terrorists are bombing us with airplanes.” I thought it was a joke.

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Alitalia Will Keep Flying After October 14, After All

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Sep 10 2021

There have been plenty of stories about the end of the Alitalia brand over the past few weeks. But not so fast! Replacement Italian state airline ITA is going to be allowed to buy the Alitalia brand before it launches next month. They still won’t, however, be able to acquire the frequent flyer program so loyalty program members get the short end of the stick.

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