American Airlines Basic Economy fares are problematic for business

A few months back, American Airlines announced a new class of fares aimed at those who wanted the least expensive journey possible. Called “basic economy,” it looks as if these fares use booking code/fare class B. They are cheaper than basic economy fares, and that is a great option. However, you do not get an assigned seat until check in, and you do not even get to store a bag in an overhead bin. This process is completely transparent when booking on American’s own website, but there are at least two major problems: Those whose corporate travel policies require them to book the cheapest possible fares, and those searching for fares on third party booking sites. Continue reading “American Airlines Basic Economy fares are problematic for business”

Narita Admiral’s Club

If you are in Narita Terminal 2, as a general rule if you have access to the lounge of a One World member airline you will have access to several lounges. There are exceptions, of course, but as a general rule if you have a premium class ticket or elite status in a member airline you can go where you would like. My favorite in the area are the first class and business class lounges from JAL. Those lounges both have great food and plenty of space. However, if what you need is a quiet place away from the crowds and perhaps some help with an American Airlines flight, the Admiral’s Club in Narita Terminal 2 presents a solid option. Continue reading “Narita Admiral’s Club”