Despite the poor performance of Basic Economy, it doesn’t look like it’s going away. American is expanding Basic Economy system-wide soon.
Alaska Air isn’t the only one seeing changes in its relationship with American in the near future. American cuts ties with Etihad and Qatar too.
Get ready, Alaska changes American partnership with devaluations and changes to benefits.
United upgrades Hawaii routes with more frequencies and better cabins. And American backs off Spirit-style economy seats.
In the U.S., Hawaii-based carrier have traditionally been the king of on-time performance. But during March that wasn’t the case at all. Instead, in March Delta bests Hawaiian in on-time performance.
My final flight home from San Antonio was through Phoenix. This flight would again represent a couple more firsts for me, though the American Airlines PHX-HNL route is one I wanted to avoid. But, American being American these days, this flight was my best option for the final leg of my journey home.