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Flying to a Funeral? American Airlines Drops Discounts

Posted on 02/28/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TravelAmerican Airlines has quietly ended “bereavement fares.” The airline has dropped the special fares it offered if you could prove you were traveling to a funeral, or the bedside of a grievously sick relative. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are keeping their current bereavement policies in place, according to CNN. Delta forgoes penalties on changing flights; United offers a 5 percent discount. Carriers Southwest Airlines (and its AirTran brand) and JetBlue Airways have never offered bereavement fares, CNN reports. Will there …

This Fact About Flight Attendants May Surprise You

Posted on 02/28/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkWhen flight attendant Barbara Beckett, who is in her early 70s, recently retired, it made headlines. After all, her 53 years on the job with American Airlines is a company record. As this 2010 article in the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel notes, a lot has changed since Beckett graduated from stewardess school in 196o. Back then, flight attendants were required to be single and could be fired when they got married, exceeded a certain weight or — horrors — reached …