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Last Night An American Flight Circled for 3 Hours After Discovering Problems With Flaps

Last night American Airlines flight AA730 from Charlotte to London discovered problems with its flaps shortly after takeoff. There were 258 passengers and 16 crew onboard. Continue reading Last Night An American Flight Circled for 3 Hours After Discovering Problems With Flaps...

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Fly Now, Earn Later: New American Express Feature Will Loan Delta Miles

American Express has a new program for Delta co-brand credit card holders called "Fly Now, Earn Later." The idea is to let you borrow miles to get the award ticket you need, and earn them back with credit card spend over the next six months. Continue reading Fly Now, Earn Later: New American Express Feature Will Loan Delta Miles...

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WOW: Qatar Airways Taking Major Stake in American Airlines

American Airlines is reporting that Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker and American Airlines CEO Doug Parker have discussed Qatar acquiring a 10% stake in the airline. Continue reading WOW: Qatar Airways Taking Major Stake in American Airlines...

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Huge Etihad Changes: Cuts Car Service Outside UAE, Sells First Class Lounge Access and Bidding for Empty Coach Seats

Etihad has announced big changes -- cutbacks and new initiatives to raise more money from passengers. Continue reading Huge Etihad Changes: Cuts Car Service Outside UAE, Sells First Class Lounge Access and Bidding for Empty Coach Seats...

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Virgin Atlantic Devalues Delta Partnership Effective September 1

Virgin Atlantic is 49% owned by Delta. It is no surprise that an already largely-mediocre program has been getting worse -- first late last year and now announced for Delta earn and burn. On the other hand it is only 49% owned by Delta so they still offer award charts and inform members in advance when they are devaluing the program. Continue reading Virgin Atlantic Devalues Delta Partnership Effective September 1...

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