American Airlines

American Airlines First/Business Class Updates

American Airlines is announcing changes to some of the products and amenities offered to premium class passengers.  For travel buffs one of the big changes is American is adding a series of heritage amenity kits.  The kits will each feature one of the nine airlines that now make up American Airlines.

Here's a look at what's new:

American makes changes at DCA (Washington, DC) and LGA

DCA

American Airlines announced changed today to service at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC) and LaGuardia in New York.  The changes are the result of slot divestments that are part of the previously announced merger settlement American and US Airways made with the U.S. Department of Justice.  The merged airline must give up slots at DCA and LGA.  

Bag Fees, Avoid Travel Frustration

Those Fees Add Up!

Airlines in the U.S. collected $3.5 billion dollars in baggage fees in 2012.  That's according to a report released today by the federal government.  That's an increase over the $3.3 billion in bag fees collected in 2011.  Can you guess which airline charged passengers the most in baggage fees?  Delta led the pack, hauling in $865.8 million dollars, that's an increase of 32% from 2011.  United was a second with more than $700 million in bag fees.  Here's the list of airlines and how they rank:

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