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Sneak Peek of American Airlines’ New ORD Hangar

American Airlines plans to open its new Hangar 2 on Dec. 1. Here’s an advance look behind the scenes of the construction progress.<p>Start Slideshow ›

The CEO of American Airlines Lays Out His Vision for Low Revenue Over a Quality Coach Product

Recently I saw someone’s comment on my Facebook feed that what you think about American Airlines corresponds directly to whether you fly mostly …

American Airlines

Airbus A220 Engines Receive ETOPS 180 – Hawaii in Sight?

Airbus A220 ETOPS Certification Opens the Door to Hawaii Service<p>・Airbus A220 engines received 180-minute ETOPS certification<p>・Pratt & Whitney is the …

Boeing Rewriting Aerospace Rulebook as ‘797' Plans Take Shape

Boeing Co. is seeking to rewrite the rules for creating commercial jets as it hones plans for a new midrange aircraft nicknamed the 797.<p>For decades, …

FAA Gives the OK for Airlines to Jam You Into Dangerously Small Coach Seats

The agency gives a green light to the airlines to make life in coach even more miserable than it already is, ignoring a court warning of a ‘life or …

What American is Telling Employees About the Government’s Safety Investigation

News came out this past week that an FAA inspector developed a close relationship with an American Airlines manager, and ignored important safety …

The Best Time to Book Flights, Based on 917 Million Airfares

Anyone who has ever purchased a plane ticket can tell you there’s a “right” and “wrong” time to buy.<p>Plane ticket prices fluctuate, and when you …

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American Airlines Pilot Spots Massive UFO Over Arizona

It was only a week ago where I reported on this amazing video of a possible UFO. The latest UFO sighting happened just last month!<p>Our Travel …

Passenger Misery: American Airlines Flight to Hawaii Suffers Technical Failure

Related: American Airlines<p>This is not the news that you want to hear less than an hour into your vacation flight to Hawaii, but 280 poor passengers …

Flying

Christmas flight chaos as Boeing 787 engine failures risk grounding thousands of passengers

Tens of thousands of airline passengers worldwide could see their flights cancelled over Christmas and New Year as problems with some Rolls-Royce …

American Airlines is first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL luggage bins on its A321 fleet

• <b>Larger overhead luggage bins offer 40 percent more storage space for carry-on bags</b>• <b><br>Project includes cabin upgrades for 202 A321s</b>• <b><br>Airbus takes major</b> …

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Developers of the new World …

American Airlines crew taken to hospital after complaining of 'possible odor in the cabin'

Several American Airlines crew members were taken to a hospital over the weekend after noticing a “possible odor in the cabin,” an airline spokesperson confirms to Fox News.<p>Saturday’s American Airlines flight 198 to New York, which was scheduled to leave from Boston at 12:15 p.m., had not yet …

American orders more E-175 jets

American Airlines has ordered 10 additional E-175 jets from Embraer (NYSE:ERJ), valued at $457M at current list prices.<p>Deliveries will begin in 2018 …

Why American Airlines Group, Inc. Stock Keeps Sinking

American Airlines has faced severe profit pressure in 2017, and it is likely to miss the midpoint of its long-term earnings forecast again in …

American Airlines flights are going without food after listeria found at catering kitchen

American Airlines has suspended food service on some of its flights out of the Los Angeles after listeria was discovered at a catering kitchen used by the company.<p>The listeria was discovered several weeks ago at a facility operated by Gate Gourmet near Los Angeles International Airport.<p>"During food …

American Airlines

American Airlines diverts flight due to cracked windshield

The passengers of an American Airlines flight from Milan to Miami got a scare when their flight was diverted to Canada Saturday.

About A Boeing 767 Relaunch

During the Q3 earnings call, CEO of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Dennis Muilenberg, hinted at a possible relaunch of the Boeing 767-300ER after a …

Flight Attendant Falls From Plane While Trying to Close the Cabin Door

A flight attendant for China Eastern Airlines fell out of an airplane door and onto the tarmac at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport on Monday. …

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing due to smoke in cabin

A commercial airline flight bound for Dallas with more than 80 people on board had to return to an Alabama airport because of smoke in the passenger cabin.<p>A spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport, Toni Herrera-Bast, said an American Airlines flight operated by a regional carrier departed Tuesday …

Check out what the American Airlines operations team sees inside its DFW Airport nerve center

Before a plane can push back from the gate at DFW International Airport, dozens of tasks — from fueling to catering to loading bags and passengers — …

Air Canada pilot lands despite six orders to abort approach

Six times the control tower at San Francisco International Airport ordered an incoming Air Canada plane to abort its landing, fearing another plane …

How to Win the Airplane Armrest Battle Once and For All

A passive aggressive struggle as old as...planes.<p>There are certain instances when an invasion of personal space is warranted in the name of some higher good: crowding into a basement for a concert; riding a spinning teacup ride at a carnival. And then there are contexts in which such a spatial …

United Airlines becomes latest carrier to put economy passengers in rows of 10 seats

If you hate the middle seat on a plane, you probably won't like the new seat configuration on United Airlines Boeing 777s.<p>The Chicago-based company announced that it is the latest carrier to reconfigure the seating on the Boeing 777-200 to add 21 additional seats.<p>The plane, to be used starting this …

United Airlines

American Airlines Premium Economy Guide

American Airlines was the first airline in the US to roll out a premium economy product on their international fleet. The airline has launched the …

What I Want to See American Airlines Do

Ever since I can remember, I have been a loyal American Airlines flyer. Although I have flown multiple airlines in my life, I hold a special spot for …

American Airlines Retires Its Last 777 Angle-Flat Business-Class Seats

In a retrofit originally scheduled to be complete by the end of June, American Airlines just sent the last of its 777-200s with angle-flat 2-3-2 …

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How Delta's New 15 Minute Documentary Lies to Their Employees and the American People

I was asked on Twitter about the Delta 15 minute ‘documentary’ making their case that three Middle Eastern airlines are unfairly subsidized, a threat …