• Qantas to launch non-stop Chicago flights

    Qantas says it expects to begin non-stop flights to Chicago following US approval for its joint venture with American Airlines. The new trans-Pacific route would spear between Brisbane and Chicago on one of Qantas' new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Also on the cards "once final approval is received" ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2019 54 Comments

  • How to change to an earlier American Airlines flight at no cost

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether you’re travelling within the United States or even between New York and London, you may be able to change your American Airlines flight at no cost – even if the ticke...

    POSTED 29 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • American Airlines' new Dallas/Fort Worth Flagship first class lounge

    American Airlines’ new Flagship Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is now open, bringing a significant upgrade not only for AA passengers travelling domestically and abroad, but also for eligible Qantas travellers taking the 17-hour journey aboard QF8 from Dallas to Sydney, who can also st...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 21 Comments

  • American Airlines, Hyatt launch reciprocal rewards partnership

    A new tie-up between American Airlines’ AAdvantage frequent flyer program and the World of Hyatt hotel loyalty scheme unlocks new opportunities to earn points and miles on eligible flights and hotel stays, as well as fast-track opportunities to reach higher status levels for some travellers...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 2 Comments

  • American Airlines adds helicopter transfers, private terminal access

    Well-heeled Australian travellers heading to the United States can now skip just about every queue in Los Angeles and New York – even those infamous traffic jams – with American Airlines’ expanded 'Five Star Service' options. Breeze through The Private Suite For departures fro...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Which US airport lounges can Qantas Club members use?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. While Qantas Club members normally need to be travelling on a Qantas (or Jetstar) flight number to gain access to airport lounges, that’s not always the case – and in the Uni...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 9 Comments

  • Using Qantas frequent flyer points to book American Airlines flights

    With the world's largest fleet of aircraft and flights to more destinations worldwide than any other carrier, American Airlines isn't just Qantas' Stateside alliance partner, it's also an option to consider when it comes time to exchange your hard-earned Qantas Frequent Flyer points to book your ...

    POSTED 7 Nov, 2018 3 Comments

  • United, American move ahead with Chicago's US$8.5bn overhaul

    A US$8.5 billion expansion plan for Chicago's O'Hare International Airport got a lift on Thursday after the airport's two major carriers, American and United, settled a dispute that had clouded the project. United Airlines and American Airlines said in a joint statement they had reached an agree...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2018 1 Comment

  • American Airlines slams United 'gate perks' in US$8.5bn O'Hare revamp

    American Airlines. is crying foul over a planned US$8.5 billion renovation of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, claiming a “secret provision” awards additional gates to United in a terminal slated to be torn down. The arrangement favoring Chicago-based United was &l...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 1 Comment

  • Qantas threatens to cancel Dallas A380 if AA JV fails to get US nod

    Qantas is waving a big stick in its second attempt to have a joint venture with Oneworld partner American Airlines approved by the United States Department of Transport, saying it "may be forced to reduce the frequency of, downgauge or potentially cancel its A380 service between Sydney and Dallas...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 32 Comments

  • Introducing the American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

    From October 31 2017, American Airlines will be bringing its brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to the Sydney – Los Angeles transpacific route. This article is sponsored by American Airlines The 787-9 Dreamliner offers up some significant changes, including the addition of a new tr...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Access the Qantas LAX lounges before an American Airlines flight

    You've just stepped off a Qantas flight to Los Angeles, with a connecting American Airlines flight to a domestic US destination still to go... but that doesn't mean you have to make do with AA's pedestrian Admirals Club lounge at LAX. Provided there's enough time between those QF and AA flights,...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2017 37 Comments

  • US airline business class showdown: American vs Delta vs United

    For business travelers flying in and out of the U.S., this may be the most exciting travel news all year. Gone are the outdated seats and subpar onboard amenities that have long tormented frequent fliers on all three major U.S. legacy airlines - American Airlines, Delta, and United. In their pl...

    POSTED 19 Sep, 2017 13 Comments

  • Qantas hopes to restart American Airlines joint venture

    Qantas will apply once more to the US authorities for an expanded joint venture deal with American Airlines, in a move that could boost benefits for Qantas Frequent Flyer members: such as through improved earning rates for points and status credits on AA flights. The airlines have previously app...

    POSTED 2 Aug, 2017 16 Comments

  • Fly Qantas business class using American Airlines points

    Here's a tip that's going to make your business travel budget go a lot further – and ensure you continue to fly in style. It's a way to fly Qantas business class from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo for only $2,000 return. Also on the menu: a $2,000 business...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 25 Comments

  • Low-cost Qantas business, first class buying US frequent flyer miles

    UPDATE | A new AAdvantage 'buy miles' promotion is underway, this time offering a bonus of up to 100,000 miles on American Airlines mileage purchases plus cash discounts of 10% on the purchase price through August 1 2017 for use on Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other Oneworld airlines. Given the cu...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2017 46 Comments

  • American Airlines boosts ConciergeKey lounge access perks

    Members of American Airlines’ invitation-only ConciergeKey program can now enjoy access to AA Flagship Lounges prior to all US domestic and international flights with American or its Oneworld airline partners: a benefit previously off-limits when flying within North America. It’s a c...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • Qantas Golds, Platinums get new first class perks

    Top-tier Qantas frequent flyers can enjoy some first class perks with Oneworld partner American Airlines, even if they're flying in economy. For starters, Gold-grade Qantas Frequent Flyer members now enjoy entry to American Airlines' new Flagship Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport. The ol...

    POSTED 28 May, 2017 5 Comments

  • Photos: American Airlines unveils new Flagship Lounge in New York

    American Airlines passengers flying from New York’s JFK Airport can now unwind in what is the first of many newly-refurbished Flagship Lounges for the airline. Along with a brand new look and feel, the space also broadens its door list – now welcoming AA’s international and tra...

    POSTED 26 May, 2017 9 Comments

  • American Airlines brings Boeing 787 onto Sydney-LA route

    American Airlines will shift its Sydney-Los Angeles flights to a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from November 8, 2017. The advanced jet replaces the larger Boeing 777-300ER and will see first class dropped from the trans-Pacific route, although business travellers on a budget will appreciate the introd...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 21 Comments

  • American Airlines to open new Admiral's Club at LAX T5

    American Airlines will open a new Admiral's Club at LAX T5 in the middle of this year, following the airline's move into the terminal space previously occupied by Delta Air Lines. A spokesperson for American Airlines confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Oneworld member and Qantas ...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2017 3 Comments

  • Qantas cuts points, status credits on American Airlines

    Qantas will cut the number of frequent flyer points and status credits that travellers can earn on some American Airlines flights from this week. The move is a strategic play in the airlines' renewed push to seek US Department of Transportation approval for a trans-Pacific joint ventur...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2017 20 Comments

  • American Airlines overhauls Flagship Lounges, AA lounge access

    American Airlines is revamping its network of airport lounges across the USA, but there's room for plenty of confusion surrounding the changes. The Qantas partner's top-tier Flagship Lounges are temporarily getting a new name during the refurbishment, and will welcome a larger group of traveller...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 18 Comments

  • Six airport arrivals lounges that let high flyers land in style

    It's been a long flight, and officially an overnight one at that. You land at 6am, and despite a decent nap in your business class seat you still feel a bit rough around the edges. You probably look it, too. That's when your first stop should be an airport's arrivals lounge to refresh and refue...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2016 11 Comments

  • Qantas clarifies access rules for LAX first class lounge

    Staff at Qantas’ Los Angeles First Lounge are in for a refresher course on the rules covering lounge access, following reports that top-tier frequent flyers from American Airlines have been denied entry for spurious reasons. Those travellers turned away have been Executive Platinum members...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2016 21 Comments

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