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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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American seeks one-year extension on LAX-Beijing launch

American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for an extension of the date of commencement of flights between Los Angeles Int’l and Beijing Capital.

The DOT awarded American seven weekly frequencies for service between the United States and points in China’s Zone 1 and 2 back in December 2016 and was to have used them to launch a daily (i.e. 7x weekly) return service between Los Angeles Int’l and Beijing Capital using B777-200(ER) equipment. The deadline for the launch of flights was March 16, 2017.

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American Airlines rolls out no-frills “Basic Economy” fares

American Airlines is trimming the services associated with its lowest fares. It has introduced a new “Basic Economy” fare: passengers in these “no frills” seats will only be allowed to carry onboard a small personal item that can fit under their seat, and won’t be able to make seat assignments in advance, among other restrictions.

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American Airlines beats out Delta for LA to Beijing flight

American Airlines snagged a coveted route from Los Angeles to Beijing on Monday after the Department of Transportation sided with the Fort Worth-based carrier over rival Delta Air Lines.

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American reveals post-Zodiac business class plan for 787, 777-200ER

American Airlines is splitting its future longhaul fleet into a total of five business class subfleets as a result of the failure of Zodiac Aerospace to deliver the airline’s bespoke Concept D product. American’s 787-9s will get the new Super Diamond replacement, the 787-8s stick with Concept D, and the 777-200ER fleet gets split into three versions across capacity and seat type, with either Concept D or Super Diamond.

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