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American Airlines will retrofit each plane in its Boeing 777 fleet. It takes less than week to complete retrofitting a 777 aircraft, and the airline believes the entire fleet will be reconfigured by the end of this year. The airline has stated that having each plane have the exact same number of seats will lessen the ...
The FINANCIAL -- On March 28, American Airlines announced that Cornelius Boone has been named vice president – Team Member Services. He will report to Patrick O'Keeffe, senior vice president – People. In this role, Boone will oversee all HR and People functions that support American's 120,000 ...

American Airlines will boost its service to the Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America region to nearly 270 daily flights with the launch of six new routes from the US, the Dallas/Fort Worth-based carrier said March 29. Beginning Dec. 19, American will begin Boeing 787-9 flights between Los Angeles (LAX) ...
That's why American Airlines and Columbia Metropolitan Airport announced Thursday that the airline will double the aircraft size and seating capacity on its flight between CAE and Dallas/Fort Worth beginning on June 7. AA will replace their 76-seat regional jets with 140-seat mainline aircraft for the two ...
Pilots from American Airlines and Learjet Spotted a UFO over Arizona in February .... American Airlines told Fortune they are directing all questions to the FAA. This incident happened just 500 miles away from Roswell, N.M., a notorious location for UFO activity dating back to 1947, when a flying saucer ...
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) announced four new Central and South American destinations on Tuesday. The Fort Worth-based airline will begin selling tickets to Georgetown, Guyana; Pereira, Colombia; Cordoba, Argentina; and Oaxaca, Mexico starting either in April or May, depending on ...

American Airlines plans to start the first ever non-stops from Los Angeles International to Buenos Aires in December, aboard cutting-edge Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, which have jet lag–beating technology aboard like lower cabin pressure and cleaner air. Previously, to go from L.A. to B.A., you'd have to ...
American Airlines is adding flights from Florida to Venezuela at the end of the year, an addition that contrasts with moves made by several international airlines that have halted or reduced service due to economic and political turmoil in the country. The world's largest airline will offer thrice-weekly service ...
American Airlines' CEO Says the Least Important Customers Get the Worst Planes. This is quite an admission. But is it wise? Or even accurate? By Chris Matyszczyk. Chris Matyszczyk advises clients about advertising and marketing through his company Howard Raucous. In 2013, MediaPost named him ...
United Airlines looks determined not to allow American Airlines to get the upper hand in the battle for O'Hare Airport. The two have been locked for two weeks in an increasingly fierce fight over gate allocation at O'Hare. That fight broke out after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Department of ...
Travelers may be surprised to discover just how much American Airlines knows about them. The airline has been taking advantage of technology that makes it possible to keep track of the habits of frequent customers and reward travelers who spend the biggest bucks. American Airlines is going big with big ...
While rivals such as Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) have worked hard to balance capital spending discipline with the need to update their fleets, top U.S. airline American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) has spent freely on new aircraft in recent years. Between 2014 and 2017, American's capex totaled a whopping ...
American Airlines canceled its entire Boston schedule for Tuesday and warned of the potential for other flight cancellations around the Northeast. The airline had 89 departures and an equal number of arrivals scheduled from Boston's Logan International Airport on Tuesday, American Airlines spokesman ...
A father-son duo from Dallas have been convicted of running a multimillion-dollar scam to convince American Airlines employees they suffered from hearing loss — and to profit off the health care claims they filed for their false diagnoses. The verdict handed down by a jury last Thursday could mean more ...
Fernandez exited American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) in May of last year, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. A month later AA announced it would not renew a uniform contract with Twin Hill, a unit of Men's Wearhouse, which is a division of Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD). Twin Hill has insisted ...
Later this month, on March 25, American Airlines will begin nonstop flights from PHL to Zurich in the first of three added European destinations from Philly this year. Beginning May 4, there will begin nonstop seasonal summer service to Budapest and Prague from Philadelphia, also serviced by American ...
Gary Leff at View From The Wing, for example, got hold of American Airlines' written answers to some recent employee questions and ideas. Many replies came with a standard "no, don't be silly, we've no plans for that" sort of response. It's not as if American -- or any other legacy airline -- is going to add ...

An elderly Chinese couple was left in critical condition after getting hit by a pick-up truck when American Airlines diverted their flight to Baltimore, Maryland last week. The ordeal began on Friday, March 2, when a passenger, who said she wishes to remain anonymous, scheduled a flight from Minnesota to ...
Starting in April, American Airlines Group Inc. will introduce its basic economy fares on some trans-Atlantic flights. The airline isn't saying whether the list will include its nonstop service to London out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. "We haven't announced markets yet," airline spokesman Joshua ...
The response was nearly universal among air travelers and aviation experts. Since the city formally unveiled its $8.5 billion expansion plans this past week, only one of O'Hare's carriers, Fort Worth-based American Airlines, has voiced opposition to the deal, alleging Chicago-based rival United Airlines cut a ...
However, a video posted this week shows a long and unpleasant argument between American Airlines passengers and a gate agent at Miami airport. The passengers insist they were on time for their flight, but the airline deliberately overbooked it -- something airlines insist they do very rarely these days.
American Airlines, flight 5466, set to take off from Charlotte, N.C. to Cincinnati. An allegedly intoxicated passenger is thrown off the plane before it even gets away from the gate, according to reports. Somehow, he doesn't just wind up back in the terminal; he's down on the tarmac. He rips off his shirt. Gets his ...
The response was nearly universal among air travelers and aviation experts. Since the city formally unveiled its $8.5 billion expansion plans this week, only one of O'Hare's carriers, American Airlines, has voiced opposition to the deal, alleging Chicago-based rival United Airlines cut a secret deal to get five ...
And there are the ones like the pilot of an American Airlines flight this week who allegedly got into a physical fight with his own airline's ground crew, was arrested, and now can't leave the country until his case is settled. Before we go further, consider the lesson this admittedly crazy story drives home from a ...
American Airlines Just Announced a New way For You To Despair a Little (If You're Flying Transatlantic). You've been waiting excitedly for this, haven't you? Especially if you have kids. By Chris Matyszczyk. Chris Matyszczyk advises clients about advertising and marketing through his company Howard ...
The good news: flights to Europe on American Airlines might soon get a little cheaper! The bad news: that's because American Airlines is following in the footsteps of other airlines by adding a tier known as “basic economy,” which lowers the price of airfare at the cost of some standard amenities many flyers ...
On Monday, a shirtless man was kicked off of a Cincinnati-bound flight out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport after he attempted to fight several ground crew members on the tarmac. American Airlines flight AA5466 from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Cincinnati, Ohio, was disrupted by an unruly ...
Some say American Airlines is going down the toilet. Oh, not because it's not making enough money. Instead, too many people are severely disliking the bathrooms on the airline's new Boeing 737 MAX planes. I've written before how Flight Attendants have complained about these planes that have even ...
The retrofits on the American Airlines 777-200s involve tearing out 40 main cabin economy seats and replacing them with 24 premium economy seats, also called “main cabin extra” seats, which are wider, provide more legroom, and include dedicated overhead bin space and complimentary beer, wine and ...
The "United gate deal creates a clear winner, United, and clear losers: namely, competition, Chicago travelers and American Airlines," she said. United fired back: "It is disingenuous for American to make these claims. "This was not a secret deal reached at the last minute," an airline spokesman said.
"There are certain products that some of our customers are willing to pay for and certain that they aren't," American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker told CNBC last September. "For example basic economy today is a product that allows us to match the fares that are on the ultra-low cost carriers like ...
American Airlines seeks Trump administration blessing for expanded Australia partnership with Qantas ... After striking out down under in 2016, American Airlines is making another run at a joint venture that would allow it to partner more closely with Australia's Qantas Airways on flights to and from the ...
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Americans adore making money. Many respect it above all things. If you're rich, you're to be admired. Until, that is, you do something that makes people tweet bad things about you. Which brings me to ...
Oh, but then whole groups of American Airlines employees emerge onto the screen cheering away, as if the airline had just won the Gold Medal in the Great Airline Olympics In The Sky. This is what seems to have endangered the state of passengers' nerves. Here they were, say, sitting after a three-hour ...
Airline employees unload baggage from an American Eagle CRJ-700 regional jet at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2017. Workers from a subsidiary of American Airlines say many of them had to take public assistance to make ends meet. (Jerome Adamstein / Los ...
In September 2016, American Airlines introduced a new safety video to play on flights ahead of takeoff. The video received a significant update with more modern visuals, but it also added something that bothered some passengers more than it reassured them: jolly flight staff cheering with the tagline, ...
American Airlines presented the Northwest ISD Aviation and Aeronautics Academy with a $13,000 grant for flight simulator software. Shown, from left, Cameron Rowe of American Airlines, Donny Pharr and CyLynn Braswell of NISD, and Amie Boger of American Airlines. [Photo courtesy of Northwest ISD] ...
Many travelers believe a glass of wine tastes better at 30,000 feet, in part because of the dry climate of an airplane cabin. Now, American Airlines wants to take that appreciation of vino to new heights. The Fort Worth-based airline has hired master sommelier Bobby Stuckey to lead the company's wine ...
For a while, it seemed that the merger might have ended American Airlines' long-running history of labor discord. However, American's pilots have become increasingly militant in recent years, as pilots at rivals like Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) have received bigger raises. It appears that management's ...
The announcement by American Airlines seemed to hark to another era: The airline would be adding shuttle service between New York and Chicago this spring — and serving free beer and wine, no less. But the American shuttle is a “shuttle” in only the narrowest definition: It will adhere to a regular, ...
Beginning on January 15th in New York City, the world's largest airline unveiled an exclusive co-branded flight jacket with Universal Music Group and Bravado. The jacket was part of the Music is Universal™ campaign, a limited-edition collection from Universal Music Group and Bravado for Bloomingdales ...
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - An American Airlines flight to Santiago, Chile, was forced to return to Miami International Airport early Sunday after experiencing mechanical trouble. Frustrated passengers said the delay forced them to spend the night sleeping on the floor of the airport. Passengers again ...
Even in First Class, as I recently discovered flying on American Airlines, it's not always entirely a picnic. The Flight Attendant was more stressed than a Twitter-user's patience. There was no greeting and the legroom wasn't, well, First Class. Truly, there was little to recommend it, other than that it wasn't ...
CENTER TWP. — American Airlines recently recognized the Community College of Beaver County as a top 10 innovative aviation organization to receive a flight education grant from the airline. American Airlines representatives recently awarded the grants during an event in Dallas, Texas to schools and ...
American Airlines pilots got another reason on Thursday for concern about the carrier's profit-sharing arrangement with its powerful pilots union, comprised of more than 15,000 pilots who belong to the Allied Pilots Association (APA). Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) yesterday said it will hand out a hefty ...
In a memo yesterday to more than 15,000 American Airlines pilots who belong to the Allied Pilots Association (APA), union management warned of an alleged directive from AA's finance department that will result in a "semi-budget freeze on crew hotels and transportation expenditures for 2018.".
American Airlines wanted honest feedback from its tens of thousands of employees. And, boy, did the world's largest airline get it. In a groundbreaking project called "American Voice" launched last year, some 110,000 American employees in all departments were encouraged to anonymously submit candid ...
Thompson. Fagan then briefly worked with Thompson's successor, Jim Edgar. In June 1991, Fagan left the state to work in corporate communications for American Airlines. She spent the next 23 years as a Chicago-based spokeswoman for the Texas-based airline, regularly explaining flight delays and ...
American Airlines has settled a 2016 lawsuit filed by an Army veteran who complained that the company had mistreated her because of her service dog. Mississippi resident Lisa McCombs alleged that airline employees had blocked her from boarding a flight in Kansas two days in a row in October 2015 ...
American Airlines pilots are upset about the company's profit-sharing arrangements for 2018. And they're getting more upset by the day, it would appear. Emboldened perhaps by their victory in getting considerable additional compensation in return for helping management deal with an urgent pilot ...


 

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