The Associated Press Published 6:55 PM EDT Sep 20, 2018 Fort Worth, Texas – It’s official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United. The first bag is now $30 and the second is $40. Those are each way, so checking two bags on a round trip will cost $140. High-spending frequent flyers and customers who book with the airline’s credit card typically avoid the fees. JetBlue, Air Canada and WestJet also have raised bag fees. Southwest lets customers check one or two bags free. U.S. airlines get about a quarter of their revenue from fees. Last year, they took in $7.4 billion from fees on checked bags and ticket changes, led by American. … [Read more...] about American Airlines raises checked-bag fees
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says his airline would be acting just like sports teams or the opera by refusing to let customers swap their ticket for a different flight or another day. The airline industry's main trade group is mobilizing to defeat a proposal in Congress to limit airline fees. The proposal has been approved by the Senate, but not the House. Changing a domestic ticket on the largest airlines typically costs $200. Last year, U.S. carriers collected nearly $2.9 billion in change fees. American led the pack with $878 million — a big chunk of its $1.9 billion 2017 profit. … [Read more...] about Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?
World International Affairs Canadian cannabis company Tilray Inc., which became the world's most valuable cannabis company on Tuesday, is now worth more than numerous well-known U.S. companies. The British Columbia-based pot producer saw its stocks soar after it revealed that it had been granted permission to export medicinal cannabis to the U.S. for research. The surge of investment added billions to Tilray ’s value, pushing the company’s overall worth above fellow Canadian weed company Canopy Growth. On Wednesday, the company opened trading at 50.7 percent, bringing Tilray’s valuation to $21.7 billion. As Bloomberg pointed out, that means Tilray is now more valuable than companies with common household names such as CBS Corp., American Airlines, Dell Technologies and Clorox Co., all which are valued at around or just below $20 billion. Tilray is essentially tied with Hershey Co., which also opened on Tuesday at $21.7 billion. Recommended Slideshows 76 … [Read more...] about What Is Tilray? Canadian Marijuana Company Now More Valuable Than Dell, American Airlines and CBS
Sep 17, 1:17 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Susmitha Suresh 09/07/18 AT 5:55 AM The captain of an American Airlines flight took it upon himself to order 40 pizzas for starving passengers who had to wait at the airport for hours after the plane was first diverted to Wichita Falls, Texas, on Thursday and later canceled. A video of the same was widely circulated on social media.American Airlines Flight 2354, which left the Los Angeles International Airport on time was supposed to reach Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 4.36 p.m. CDT, Thursday (5.36 p.m. EDT). Due to bad weather conditions, the flight was diverted to Wichita Falls Regional Airport, where it landed at 5.37 p.m. CDT (6.37 p.m. EDT). Bad weather conditions caused multiple flight delays in Texas on Thursday.When the flight was delayed, many took to Twitter to express their concerns. Some were worried as their luggage got wet as … [Read more...] about American Airlines Captain Buys Passengers Pizza As Flight Gets Diverted, Cancelled
BUFFALO, N.Y. - American Airlines is making good on its promise to reimburse a newlywed couple from Western New York who saw their honeymoon travel plans disrupted by three days of flight cancellations.It happened at the end of July when Jillian and Nick Trageser were scheduled to take a connecting flight out of Buffalo to spend their honeymoon at a Jamaican resort.For three days in a row, American Airlines canceled the Trageser's flight from Buffalo because of mechanical problems. As the couple watched the plane sit at the Buffalo Airport, their time off from work was ticking away with the honeymoon, that the newlywed couple had planned and saved for, beginning to vanish into thin air."They have already ruined multiple days of it (honeymoon) and have done nothing to help compensate us or get us there sooner," saod Jillian Trageser while stuck in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on July 25th."I feel like I want to cry myself and seeing her … [Read more...] about American Airlines makes good on honeymoon heartbreak