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American Airlines Partners with Embraer to Propel the Future of Sustainable Aviation

    American Airlines has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer. This partnership marks the airline’s induction into Embraer’s Energia Advisory Group. The Energia Advisory Group is a coalition of aviation stakeholders boasting a roster of airlines, lessors, suppliers, and specialists. United in purpose, this collective supports the development of Embraer’s Energia sustainable aircraft.

    American Airlines announces upgrades to its Citi/AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard

    American Upgrades Citi/AAdvantage Cards and Lounges

      Prepare to fly in style because American Airlines and Citi are introducing new perks for the Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard. +Upgrades will boost your enjoyment in American’s Admirals Club lounges

      New Modem Will Be Big Boost to Wi-Fi Performance, Gogo States

      Gogo says users should expect “significantly” better W-Fi connections as a result of the upgrade to the satellite modem used in its Next Generation 2Ku and Ku satellite technologies.

      The new modem “will significantly increase throughput from the satellite to end users” Gogo states, promising speeds of up to 400 Mbps to an aircraft. The modem will also support streaming of films and television programming viewed on the internet.

      American Airlines Does Premium Economy Like They Mean It

      Imagine a Bond villain stroking a soft white cat. Listen to the maniacal laughter. Something like, “Mmmguaaaahaahaahaaa.”

      That’s me after the reveal of American Airlines’ new and dazzling Premium Economy product which will launch on the airline’s Dreamliner 787 aircraft in 2016, and will be introduced into other aircraft in the fleet at a later date.

      Who said there’s no room for a true quality Premium Economy in the U.S. Market? Certainly not American Airlines.

      Michael Sasso does a great write up of the details, which I’ve included in the link, and I’m in Geneva currently working on IATA news, so I’ll keep this brief.


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      Airlines: Don’t Hazard Brand Survival by Betting on Sow’s Ear Cabin Divides

      There is an urgent need in the industry for airlines to reconsider their cabin strategy, beyond antiquated class divides and to offer a truly differentiated product, tailored to the needs of modern passengers, according to their traveler profile and preferred in-flight activities.

      This special-insights report covers the why, how, when, and for whom of one facet of this differentiation: the true Premium Economy product.

      It will take about 15 minutes of your life to read it, but I tried to make it well worth your time. 

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