Tagged: American Airlines

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Summer 2017 Travel Tips

“Hack Your Aisle Seat” I had read online about a way to get the aisle seat armrest to raise even though it appears to be locked. There is a hidden button located near the hinge which releases the armrest so you can raise it. I tried it out on a...

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American Airlines Business Class: HND-LAX B777-200ER

I was originally scheduled to fly from Narita to LAX, but a C Class seat became available on the Haneda to LAX route therefore allowing my to use my SWU for an upgrade to Business Class. The text alert came in from ExpertFlyer just after landing into Narita from Jakarta....

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AA Executive Platinum & Luggage Tracking

It was a very busy year of travel in 2016 and I’ve finally achieved the highest published status tier of an airline due to my increased travels to Australia. Flying American Airlines to Australia guarantees inflight WiFi and a new 777-300ER plane. The Main Cabin Extra seats make Economy class...

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Pro Tool: ExpertFlyer Premium

It’s taken me a few years to finally buy into ExpertFlyer‘s Premium subscription but it paid off within the first couple of days. I signed up for their 5 day free trial of the Premium subscription to test out the SWU (Systemwide Upgrade) alerts for American Airlines. The email and...

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Status Matching Airline Elite Memberships

By this time of year, you most likely know if you will be re-qualifying for elite status with your favorite airline. If you know you won’t make it then you should consider status matching to a competitor. Leverage your existing status to get a competitor to earn you business in 2017....

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Inflight WiFi Comparison 2016

By now, most flyers are used to having the opportunity to stay connected while inflight. It’s not always fast or economical so I’ll compare my WiFi experiences over the past 12 months amongst multiple airlines and aircraft around the world. It’s come a long way since my last post in...

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American Airlines Business Class: LAX-SYD B777-300ER

American Airlines has always had a poor reputation but they seem to be fixing it now at least with their hard product (new planes). They started a new route back on December 17, 2015 from Los Angeles to Sydney. It’s seen light loads since they launched as they are using their...

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November 2015 Updates

While traveling over the past 2 weeks, there have been some major developments in the travel industry. Below are the highlights… Marriott has decided to buy Starwood Hotels and the deal will close mid-2106. This is a major negative for SPG members who have seen the program to have the best redemption...

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June 2015 Updates

Here are the latest developments in the airline industry… -Virgin America is refreshing their RED Entertainment system which looks very promising to enhance the already amazing experience they offer. I hope to see it on the new planes being used for their Hawaii routes launching late this year. -American Airlines...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 5

Part 5: Returning Home AUH-JFK Etihad EY103 Suite Class: I was ready for a comfortable flight back to the US after touring around Dubai for 36 hours. I arrived to the airport early to make sure I could take advantage of the lounge and I didn’t want to miss this flight. It was scheduled...