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Leo Rodriguez posing in front of an American aircraft in 1991 (Photo provided by American Airlines)

American Airlines Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary of Cuba Service

For American Airlines, April 5, 2016, marks 25 years of charter service to Cuba. On this day in 1991, the inaugural flight departed Miami International Airport bound for Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. The anniversary comes at the perfect time, since in early March, airlines submitted their applications for scheduled service to Cuba. “Back then, going to Cuba was like going to the moon. It was not like it is today. But I always thought our work was important and we…

American to Launch New Hong Kong Service

American Airlines has announced it will begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, beginning September 7th. The airline previously announced new flights out of its Los Angeles hub in January. The new Hong Kong route will join the airline's existing service to Shanghai and Tokyo, including recently-launched…

American Expands, Upgrades Lounge Experience

American Airlines recently announced a major series of updates and expansions to their lounges worldwide. Changes are coming to all three brands of American’s lounges; Flagship, Admirals, and Arrivals, bringing them closer to the standards of American’s new premium aircraft interiors. American’s Flagship Lounge, which qualifies as the airline’s most…

American Dismisses Gogo Lawsuit

On Monday, American Airlines dismissed a lawsuit it had brought against in-flight internet provider Gogo. In the lawsuit, filed February 12, American alleged Gogo has not respected its right to alter or terminate their agreement should a competitor offer a better service. Gogo currently provides WiFi on American’s flights within…

American and United Announce Improvements to Customer Experiences

On February 1, 2016, passengers in economy were greeted with a new tasty treat. The reintroduction of free snacks on United Airlines began with the serving of complimentary stroopwafels. These morning snacks will be served on flights within North America and between Honolulu and Guam. [caption id="attachment_4643" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo provided by United[/caption]…

ANALYSIS: Why American Airlines Should Further Align with Etihad

Over the past several years, competition has been heating up between American carriers and their rivals overseas. One unique spotlight has been American Airlines, who while has gone on record decrying that Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar all operate as government subsidized airlines, has formed significant partnerships with both Etihad and…

ANALYSIS: Why American Airlines Should Further Align with Qatar

Over the past several years, competition has been heating up between American carriers and their rivals overseas. One unique spotlight has been American Airlines, who while has gone on record decrying that Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar all operate as government subsidized airlines, has formed significant partnerships with both Etihad and…

Envoy Receives FAA Approval for E175

After a year-long process, Envoy received final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate the Embraer 175 aircraft on Tuesday. The airline is expected to begin utilizing the aircraft in revenue service under the American Eagle brand beginning February 11. “The E175 represents the future of Envoy, and everyone…

American Airlines to Launch New Routes at LAX

American has announced that they will begin operating new routes to LAX starting in summer 2016. After all new routes are commenced next June, the carrier will operate over 220 daily flights at LAX, serving 70 global destinations out of the airport, according to the carrier. Their new routes will…

PHOTO STORY: Inside American’s Hub Operations Center at O’hare

Since beginning operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) in 1982, American Airlines has served a key role in one of the country's most sizable hubs. The airline accounts for approximately 40 percent of all traffic at ORD with 527 daily flights to more than 120 destinations around the world.…