Now, if you’re like most travelers you probably begin the process of booking a flight by visiting your favorite travel site, entering your itinerary and comparing the current prices of many different airlines. Of course there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, and it’s certainly a great way to get the best deal on any given flight. But Andrew Rivkin Travel wants to be here to supplement your resources with airline reviews that can help during the decision making process. Today we wanted to focus on American Airlines.
As we learned in a previous Rivkin Travel Review, the history of American Airlines is rich with many of the most innovative developments in air travel, including airport lounges for customers, a computer reservation system and premium frequent flyer loyalty programs. American Airlines is a major North American airline that is owned by AMR Corporation, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It operates one of the largest international and domestic networks, with flights scheduled all over the world.
The American Airlines AAdvantage program is one of the largest and most popular loyalty programs in the world, and it’s free to join. Members can earn miles for flying on American Airlines or participant airlines, and for transacting with over 1,000 participating companies, both travel and non-travel related. Members can redeem miles for flights to over nine hundred destinations worldwide as well as other awards including flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and more.
In recent news, American Airlines and US Airways Group officially announced this month that the two companies will be merging, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013. The combined airline will carry the American Airlines name and branding, while the management team at US Airways will retain most operational management positions. The headquarters for the new airline will be consolidated at American’s current headquarters in Fort Worth. This merger will create the world’s largest airline.
Get all the latest news updates, flight info and more from American Airlines on Twitter @AmericanAir, or visit the airline’s official website, AA.com to get started on booking your next flight. Stay tuned for more of the latest airline reviews from Andrew Rivkin.