The codeshare will initially cover nearly all of the two carriers’ transatlantic flights. Customers now have access to British Airways flights to London from 21 U.S. destinations, and British Airways is codesharing on US Airways’ flights to Charlotte and Philadelphia from 17 European destinations.

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US Airways brings 28 transatlantic routes to the oneworld members’ joint business, including non-stop services from the United States to 18 European destinations. Munich, Athens and Amsterdam are three of them.

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TAM and US Airways significantly expand the oneworld alliance in many key areas. Together, they increase the number of passengers carried annually across the alliance network by a third, adding another 120 million customers a year.

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Southwest has announced it would add 20 flights to 12 new non-stop destinations if the airline is able to acquire two additional gates at Dallas Love Field. American must relinquish the gates under the terms of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, but other airlines are also bidding for them.

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From March 10, each airline will no longer accept new interline sales for travel on the other carrier. Then, from April 1, customers of JetBlue Airways or American Airlines will no longer earn miles or points when traveling on eligible routes operated by the other airline.

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The first retrofitted American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER will operate its inaugural commercial service between New York JFK and Zurich Airport on April 1.

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American and US Airways launched the initial phase of their codeshare on January 13. From February 6, the second phase extends the codeshare to nearly all flights throughout their combined global network.

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To be operated as part of American’s joint business agreement with fellow oneworld alliance member Japan Airlines, the new route will complement American Airlines’ existing services to Shanghai from its hubs at Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways are both big winners in the auctioning of American Airlines and US Airways slots at Washington Reagan National Airport that the U.S. government required in order for American and US Airways to complete their merger in December.

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American Airlines Group Inc. is dropping 17 destinations from its schedule at Washington Reagan National Airport and three major cities from its New York LaGuardia schedule, but is adding new service to 10 cities from LaGuardia.

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American Airlines will introduce its first three new Airbus A321s – each configured with just 102 seats – into service on January 7 on the New York JFK-Los Angeles route and will build up its A321 transcontinental schedule until the type is operating 18 round-trips a day on two routes by mid-June.

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Based on the list price for the Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen, the manufacturer values the firm order at approximately US$1.42 billion. This could increase to approximately US$3.38 billion if American Airlines converts the 40 options into firm orders.

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American Airlines will configure its Embraer 175s with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, providing a total of 76 seats per aircraft. Delivery of the first Embraer 175 from the order for 60 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.

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US Airways will join the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2014, as a result of the December 9 completion of its merger with alliance founding member American Airlines. All of US Airways’ regional-airline affiliates, operating under the US Airways Express brand, will also transition to oneworld at the same time.

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Southwest plans to begin in May its new service using the 12 additional New York LaGuardia slots and says it will make details of the new service available later this month.

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The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the settlement that AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc. reached with the DOJ and several U.S. states of the lawsuit the two companies filed against them. It has also ruled that the merger may be consummated despite the fact a private antitrust lawsuit is still pending against the two companies.

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American’s first Airbus A321 is scheduled to enter service early next year on trunk transcontinental routes. The airline is dedicating its initial group of A321 deliveries to transcontinental service, mainly to replace aging Boeing 767-200ERs which the carrier now operates on the routes.

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From September 23, American Airlines AAdvantage members can earn and redeem AAdvantage miles and Qatar Airways Privilege Club members can earn and redeem Qatar Qmiles when traveling on flights operated by the other carrier.

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The American A319 Main Cabin definitely has a modern-day feel overall. American expects this feel to remain rather timeless. While each Main Cabin seat only has 30 inches of legroom, it feels like there is much more.

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