Posts Tagged “American Airlines”

Evaluating American Airlines Fleet and Likely Future Actions

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Evaluating American Airlines Fleet and Likely Future Actions






American Airlines is the second in our airline fleet reviews.  The airline today has a fleet based on  various mergers, the most recent being US Airways (which had previously merged with America West). This followed a wave of airline consolidation that started some years ago with Delta and Northwest. The US airline consolidation that took…

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American Airlines ditches seat back IFE on MAX

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[Update: Each MAX seat will have both AC power (with an international outlet) as well as USB. No news on neo fleet yet] American Airlines will not install seat-back IFE screens on its 737 MAX fleet. The first four MAXs are due later in 2017.  The airline plans to offer free entertainment via Wi-Fi (powered…

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American Airlines switches WiFi vendors

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American Airlines switches WiFi vendors






In June the airline split its business between Gogo and ViaSat.  We covered that story here. Back then, ViaSat was given the opportunity to work on 100 new 737 MAXs while Gogo was to install its 2Ku service on more than 130 A319s and A320s.  Panasonic provides satellite Wi-Fi for the airline’s international widebody fleet….

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Cancellation fees

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Cancellation fees






Airlines have embraced ancillary fees as a way to make up for low fares. One of those fees was the “Reservation Cancellation/Change Fee”.  Air travel is an activity that comes with many disruptive factors, as anyone can testify.  The US airlines embraced a series of fees. Take a look at how popular this fee has…

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American Airlines selects ViaSat

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American Airlines selected ViaSat for connectivity on its Boeing 737 MAX fleet. ViaSat’s in-flight internet service has been recognized with multiple industry awards for delivering the best performing, highest-quality and fastest in-flight internet experience. The service encourages higher passenger engagement per plane by offering an ‘at home’ internet experience when in-flight – with the ability…

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Fighting the Norwegian Approval?

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Fighting the Norwegian Approval?






Norwegian Air International filed an application to serve the US from Europe under the US-EU Open Skies agreement in late 2013 with the DoT. On April 15th of this year, 29 months later, the DOT tentatively approved their application. The agency is gathering a last round of industry comments and a final and favorable DOT…

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