Tag Archives: American Airlines

AA scraps plan for seats with 29-inch pitch

American Airlines has done away with plans to squeeze the space between three of the rows on its incoming Boeing 737 Max aircraft to 29 inches.

The move comes in response to feedback from customers and employees since the planned configuration was made public in early May.

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AAdvantage program updates

Starting May 20, we’ll roll out more updates to the AAdvantage® program including:

  • Changes to how upgrade requests are prioritized
  • A new ConciergeKeySM and Executive Platinum member benefit: upgrades on award tickets

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American Airlines to cut economy legroom in new B737 Max

American Airlines has announced that it will be cutting legroom in economy cabins on its new B737 Max aircraft.

Two inches of legroom will be cut from three rows in economy, from 31 inches in the existing B737 Max to 29 in the new aircraft. The rest of the cabin seats will have a pitch of 30 inches.

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AA and China Southern get a deal done

American Airlines has committed to purchase $200 million of stock in China Southern Airlines.

The investment will give American a 2.7% stake in China Southern, according to a China Southern filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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American Airlines announces new boarding process

The airline industry has gone through some changes as of late, the most notable being the inclusion of a “basic economy fare.” While Southwest recently derided the fare as being a “huge mistake,”  companies like Delta, United, and American Airlines have all jumped on the bandwagon.

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