American Airlines introduces basic economy fares

Following the lead of Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, American Airlines yesterday announced a new Basic Economy fare on select flights starting no earlier than February 2017. The new fare class will be the lowest available on the American flights where it is available. However, it will also be the most restrictive.

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American announces international Premium Economy

American Airlines will launch Premium Economy on its international fleet starting in late 2016. This appears to be a shrewd move to optimize profitability, but what impacts will it have on frequent flyers? Also, is this only the first step for domestic carriers trying to keep up with the in-flight experiences of international competitors?

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Man claims Delta "held him hostage" to sit beside his child

Man claims Delta "held him hostage" to sit beside his child

Frank Strong recently blogged that Delta Air Lines had held him "hostage" and forced him to pay $88 to sit beside his young daughter. However, in reality, it appears that Delta did nothing wrong but was merely implementing pricing strategy, a very reasonable action on the part of most any business.

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