Change To American Airlines’ Restrictions For Basic Economy Fares Takes Effect Today

When American Airlines rolled out Basic Economy fares in 2017, the restrictions were strict. Basic Economy ticket holders on American had the following limitations on their tickets:

  • One item that fits under the seat in front of you (no access to overhead bins)
  • Seats are assigned at check-in
  • Fees to choose a specific seat
  • Not eligible for upgrades
  • No flight changes or refunds
  • Board in last group

As of today, September 5, 2018, American is removing one of those restrictions.  Continue reading “Change To American Airlines’ Restrictions For Basic Economy Fares Takes Effect Today”

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Increasing Bag Fees, Loyalty Program Updates, A Closing Attraction & More

HAPPY SUNDAY y’all – we hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Here are some travel articles we’ve seen recently that we think you may like:

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Thanks Again – Earn Points For Buying Things At The Airport

I first saw a sign for Thanks Again when I was in line at Earl of Sandwich at a rest stop on the Florida Turnpike. Never one to pass up free points, I tried to figure out the program while on line. It took a little longer than my wait in line to sign up for the program but I’ve been earning points, here and there, ever since. While at first I thought these points would be worthless, it turns out they can be helpful in places where other points currencies aren’t all that useful.

Wouldn’t you want to earn miles for buying this sandwich?

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The Fate Of Anthony Bourdain’s Frequent Flyer Miles, How To Get $10 Off Amazon Prime Day Purchases & More

Wow, it’s already Sunday? How does the weekend go by so fast? Anyway, he hope you had a good week! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.

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J.D. Power 2018 Report Is In: The Best Airlines In North America

The responses of the annual J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM have been tabulated and analyzed and the top U.S. airlines have been announced. Alaska Airlines won first place for traditional carriers for, hello, the 11th consecutive year (!!!), and Southwest was named best of all the low-cost airlines for the 2nd year in a row (it upsurped the title from JetBlue in 2016). Here are the rankings:

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