Enjoy the Lively Atmosphere of Paris Like a Local

From finding out some amazing destinations to drink to searching for extraordinary classic riches, experiencing every layer would enable you to live like a local in Paris. No doubt, you are here for an important business conference, however, there’s nothing wrong in becoming a part of the life in the city. Featuring an iconic beauty to discover, the cityscape will never leave any traveler empty-handed.

It’s known to all that Parisians stand out for their elegance and style. You too do not want to look like a tourist. Imitate their look and walk like a local. To talk on, Paris has its own identical charisma. The rhythm of the city’s daily life is as cool as a cucumber. Winters are special because as you walk around, every street would be crowded with vendors selling roasted chestnuts and further you can also enjoy ice rinks. Festivals here unite the crowd. The Paris Jazz festival feature live music. Decorative stages are set up in every nook and corner and further outside bars are seen all across the cityscape. Everything is free. Undoubtedly, the festive moments electrifies the atmosphere in Paris.

Do you want to get away from the phenomenon of the tourist trail and get under the skin of land? If yes, refer to the points below and fulfill your dream of living like a local:

Go on a Hunt for Extraordinary Souvenirs at Saint-Ouen Flea Market: How about finding a worth piece of souvenir for yourself? Yes, it’s a treasure during your travel for you to cherish the memories of a mesmerizing land. Enter into the Saint-Ouen Flea Market and spend hours hunting your favorite souvenirs. Right from posters, furniture, books to tableware; everything here is unique and as pretty as a picture. For sure, your list is endless!

How About Enjoying a Wine Concert: Definitely, the experience would be awesome! Paris organizes wine concerts to offer travelers a mind-blowing wine experience. Providing an afternoon and evening class as well as free tasting paired with three-star meal, the concerts are simply wow. Essentially, it’s a great way to learn something new and enjoy the taste of fine wines.

Socialize with People at the Local Markets: Parisians love to buy their groceries from the markets in the city. So, why to lack behind! Head into the markets namely the all organic Marché Biologique des Batignolles, Belleville Market, Le Marché des Enfants Rouges and more and get a chance to socialize with the locals of the land.

A Dance with the Locals: In Paris, from June to September, Tango Argentin organizes famous cha-cha, tango and rock nights on the pristine banks of Seine. It’s an opportunity for the tourists to mingle with the natives and dance with them.

So, head to Paris amidst the luxurious of business class flights with American Airlines and meet your new neighbor. Arrive as a tourist and live like a local.

American Airlines New boarding Process

Leading US carrier American Airlines has changed its boarding procedures. The airline has put a new boarding process in place; doing away with the practice of boarding passengers from the back to the front of the plane.

Calling the new procedure as ‘random’ seating method, the airline said that the new boarding process will significantly save time. According to an official of American Airlines, the ‘random’ seating procedure is aimed at minimizing the gridlock occurring among passengers in the same row vying with each other to get their seats simultaneously.

According to the new boarding procedure, the First Class and Business Class passengers and other travelers having priority seating facilities first board the flight. After this, the coach passengers are made to board the flight in the order they had checked in, irrespective of where they have to be seated.

Scott Santoro, American Airlines reservations Director of Airport Consulting, rued the fact that it isn’t possible at all for all the 24 people to be seated in four rows boarding the flight at the same time. He cited studies saying that the random seating procedure significantly reduces boarding times five to 10 percent.

On the other hand, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants have expressed their happiness and shown disagreement over the new boarding procedure. Their contention being that the attendants are now forced to spend more time to prepare the plane for takeoff because the process has created a ‘complete chaos’ among the passengers. Besides, they also said that they are not paid for putting in their extra time required for the plane to be loaded.

The issue of the fastest way to load a plane is already raging for about a decade. The Journal of Transport Management published a study in 2008 citing that the airlines spending less time in boarding passengers have high chances of generating more revenue by squeezing in more flights into a day. The study indicated that US$30 per flight can be saved with every minute cut on boarding passengers.

American Airlines to offer Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1

The American Airlines recently signed a landmark agreement with leading mobile phone provider Samsung Mobile to provide Galaxy Tab 10.1 mobile tablets for premium class in-flight entertainment.

By ordering the world’s thinnest mobile tablet currently available, the American Airlines has become the first North American airline to feature branded tablets onboard.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1, a Wi-Fi enabled tablet measuring at just 8.6 millimeters is the thinnest large screen tablet available in the world. Powered by the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) platform, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens and broader support of USB accessories, external keyboards, joysticks and gamepads.

The airline said in a statement that it is planning to deploy 6,000 new Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices onboard select flights beginning later this year.

The American Airlines reservations premium cabins’ current personal entertainment device will be replaced by the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 on transcontinental flights between international flights to and from Europe and South America; New York’s JFK and Los Angeles, JFK and San Francisco, and Miami and Los Angeles; and transcontinental flights departing from Boston to Los Angeles.

Dale Sohn, President of Samsung Mobile, said, “Earlier this month we made history by launching the world’s thinnest large screen tablet currently available and now we unveil another first with American Airlines’ selection of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. As we continue to grow our enterprise customer base, we’re committed to empowering a connected mobile workforce and enabling leading companies like American Airlines to enhance their customers’ experience by providing world-class entertainment and enterprise-ready devices.”

American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways expand codeshare agreement

The American Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airways have announced that they are expanding their codeshare agreement. This will help American Airlines add 11 new destinations to its network in the US.

Both the airlines are partners of oneworld, the leading global airline alliance in the world.

Under the agreement, the American Airlines will be able to place Cathay Pacific’s “CX” code on selected domestic flights between O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and nine US cities. These cities include Atlanta, Charlotte, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis-St Paul, Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

Besides, American Airlines Reservations services from Los Angeles to Phoenix and Salt Lake City will also be covered under the new arrangement.

The airline said that the tickets for the new codeshare services are open for sale now for travel commencing September 1, 2011, when Cathay Pacific starts its new daily service between Hong Kong and Chicago.

Expressing his happiness over the new agreement, John Slosar, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, said, “This is another milestone for Cathay Pacific and our long-term partner American Airlines. Both airlines show great commitment to our customers and this latest arrangement will provide more choices and greater convenience for Cathay Pacific passengers traveling between Hong Kong and the US.”

American Airlines receives its first Boeings Next-Generation 737-800 featuring new Boeing Sky Interior

The American Airlines recently received its first Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft featuring the all-new Boeing Sky Interior (BSI) delivered to it by the aviation giant Boeing. With the purchase of the new aircraft, the American Airlines aims to reassure about its commitment to improving and modernizing the customer experience through the execution of its fleet renewal plan.

Virasb Vahidi, American Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, said, “American Airlines has made a significant investment to enrich the flying experience for our customers through the purchase of new aircraft and the refurbishment of our existing fleet. The delivery of the first 737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior is our most recent step to deliver on this commitment.”

Several unique features are offered in the new 737-800 BSI interior. The features include larger overhead bins that are modeled after the 787 Dreamliner’s pivoting bins; sculpted sidewalls to provide customers with a contemporary feeling of spaciousness; updated window that make the windows appear larger; brighter and longer-lasting LED lighting that can be programmed to create different effects during the flight; intuitive placement of switches and call buttons; and improved sound quality to enhance the customer experience.

The American Airlines reservations in a statement said that it began taking delivery of new Boeing 737-800s without BSI in April 2009 as part of its fleet renewal plan. In 2009, the airline received the delivery of 37 737-800s. In 2010, the airline received 45 more aircrafts. However, the airline plans to receive 15 737-800s in 2011, 28 aircrafts in 2012 and 11 aircrafts beginning in 2013.

American Airline introduces flight service to Helsinki

American Airlines has recently launched new direct flight service between Chicago and Helsinki. The airline will serve the new European city from 1st May 2011. This new launch will make Helsinki the tenth European destination that would be served by American Airlines Reservations.

The new route will facilitate Finnish passengers to connect to 75 other destinations in United States and US passengers to 15 European destinations. This will also strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

Olavi Goos, Finland Honorary Consul, said, “Good connections are essential to get people to meet and experience new ideas and develop business and cultural ties. American Airlines, supported by Finnair, is establishing a historic, new direct flight connection that will finally fill the gap that has separated Chicago, the Midwest, and Helsinki – not only by distance, but by lack of mutual awareness.”

American Airlines expands its Hawaiian flight service to nine US cities

American Airlines recently started its new flight service to Los Angeles via nine other new United States cites that will be served by American’s Hawaii flights. The airline will thus provide Hawaiian passengers with more options to travel to the various mainland cities. The new flight service will operate through nine cities such as Albuquerque, Boise, El Paso, Houston, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Salt Lake, Sacramento, and Tucson.

American Airlines Reservations, the subsidiary of the AMR Corporation is the world’s fourth largest airline in miles transported, passenger fleet size, and operating revenues. The airline has been operating its flight service on domestic and international routes. The international airline offers both business class seats and coach class seats to all its customers.

American Airline to resume its flight service between Dublin and Chicago

American Airlines reservations recently announced that it will resume its flight service from 5th April 2011 between Dublin and Chicago. The airline will operate its Boeing 767-300 aircraft daily, which will be equipped with 30 business class and 195 coach class seats.

The airline in its statement said that it will start its operations from Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 that was inaugurated last year. This will benefit the passengers with pre-clear U.S. immigration and customs prior to boarding their flight. Also, on the flight arrival the passengers will be welcomed as the domestic passengers and instead of international passengers. The new flight service will also allow them to have further flight connections from the Terminal 3 at Chicago O’ Hara airport. There will be no claim or re-check baggage before continuing on their next flight.

Loretta Kuss, Director, Passenger Sales, Chicago, said, “We are delighted to resume our service to Dublin and to relocate in Dublin’s newest terminal. We look forward to welcoming back our Irish customers and hope they will enjoy the U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance benefits made possible by our terminal move.”

American Airlines to begin service on JFK-Tokyo Haneda route

Considering the rise in corporate demand, American Airlines reservations will soon start its flight service on the New York-Tokyo route. The services from New York to Tokyo, Haneda, will commence from 18th February 2011 and from Haneda, Tokyo to New York from 20th February 2011.

Haneda is just 30 minutes away from Tokyo. However, the significant move by the airline came due to an increase in the business travel demand.

“We are seeing a nice improvement in overall demand that’s correlating with the economy improving. No one’s doing any high fives yet but we’re certainly encouraged by the more recent trend,” said Jim Carter, vice president of the eastern division sales at America.

The new move is the follow up of the Open Skies agreement, which was signed in October 2010 between United States and Japan to liberalize the aviation market.

The airline is expecting the new service will definitely intrigue most of the corporate. The airline is also looking forward to expand its network in China.

After the 2009 downturn, the air traffic is rebounding back to normal and airlines are now spreading their service in the entire US and international markets, which have started showing excellent growth rate.

The airline said that it has been into the process of adding 31 more flights on 13 new routes that will operate from New York to the other cities of the world. The airline has also invested USD 30 million on the New York’s JFK and LaGuardia terminals.

Carter said the new Haneda service would make American’s oneworld alliance, which includes Japan Airlines and Qantas Airways, “much more relevant” in Asia.

Fly to Europe with fabulous deals by American Airlines

American Airlines recently announced low fares for the flights that will connect United States and Europe. The fares start from USD 212, which will be valid for the travel period that starts from 17th April 2011.

The last date to book your tickets is 3rd March 2011.

Sample of destinations and their fares are mentioned below:

– From New York to London at USD 212
– From Boston to London at USD 219
– From New York to Manchester at USD 241
– From Philadelphia to Brussels at USD 263
– From Miami to Madrid at USD 289
– From Chicago to Dublin at USD 292

Terms & Conditions:

– Fare are subject to change without any prior notice
– Fares exclude the applicable government fees and other surcharge
– Date changes are allowed but with the chargeable fees of USD 250
– Minimum stay of Saturday is required
– Maximum stay for a month will be allowed
– Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
– Other conditions may apply.