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  • Police: Woman on flight slaps attendant, bangs on cockpit door after being refused alcohol

    07/15/2017 11:43:08 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 49 replies
    Statesman ^ | July 15, 2017 | Joy Johnston
    Police said Gordon grabbed a flight attendant by the arm so hard she pulled the attendant onto her lap, then slapped her when the attendant refused to serve Gordon a drink, The Dallas Morning News reported. Gordon also got out of her seat and headed to the front of the plane, where she banged on the cockpit door several times, demanding to talk to the pilot, police said.
  • United plane wing 'clips American Airlines flight' in Texas forcing 260 people to leave the planes

    05/25/2017 4:13:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 25, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    Hundreds of passengers were forced onto the runway in Austin on Wednesday evening when a United plane's wing struck an American Airlines flight. United flight 898 was taxiing from Gate 19 to the runway for its flight to Austin at around 8:20pm when it clipped American flight 2675. That plane had just landed from JFK and was taxiing to Gate 21. One of the United flight's passengers told KXAN that after the nasty scrape the pilot came on over the intercom and admitted that he was at fault. Scroll down for video
  • Air Force fighter jets scrambled after disturbance on American Airlines flight

    05/19/2017 9:28:21 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 86 replies
    Guardian ^ | 19 May 2017
    A passenger reportedly tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu international airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said. Neither the military nor American Airlines immediately disclosed the nature of the disturbance, but local news media reported that a passenger had tried to force his way into the cockpit of the Honolulu-bound flight from Los Angeles. HawaiiNewsNow said an airline crew member and an off-duty Honolulu police officer...
  • Australian man sues American Airlines for $100,000 after getting crushed by two obese[tr]

    05/05/2017 11:36:31 AM PDT · by kevcol · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2017 | Sinead Maclaughlin
    A man is suing American Airlines for $100,000 after he was crushed by two obese passengers during a 14-hour flight and left with permanent back and neck injuries. Michael Anthony Taylor, 67, claims airline staff refused to let him change seats on the flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, despite his desperate pleas to move. The Wollongong man says he was forced to crouch, kneel, brace and stand throughout the lengthy flight, which also aggravated his existing condition of curvature of the spine.
  • American Airlines Flight Attendant Accused Of Smacking Woman With Baby Stroller

    04/22/2017 6:55:12 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 22, 2017
    An American Airlines attendant has been suspended after smacking a mother with a baby stroller onboard a domestic flight Friday afternoon, according to passengers. The woman had just boarded a 2:18 p.m. flight from San Francisco to Dallas when the shocking incident occurred. A video posted to Facebook by Surian Adyanthaya caught the tumultuous aftermath. “OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby,” Adyanthaya captioned the video. The footage doesn’t catch the moment when the flight attendant allegedly struck the woman, but the atmosphere...
  • American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears

    04/22/2017 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2017 | Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, CNN
    CNN)American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights.
  • 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a....

    04/21/2017 9:46:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 197 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a FIGHT after 'hitting a crying mother in struggle over her baby's stroller' A shocking video has emerged showing an American Airlines employee challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman with a stroller on a domestic flight. The upsetting footage, filmed shortly before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon, shows the airline employee goading a passenger and saying, 'hit me'. The clip was uploaded by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who explained he started filming after the flight attendant...
  • 2nd helping: American brings back free meals on some flights

    03/14/2017 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2017 2:30 PM EDT
    American Airlines said Tuesday that to offer free meals to everyone in economy on certain cross-country flights starting May 1. The decision at the world’s biggest airline copies Delta Air Lines, which announced a month ago that it would restore free meals in economy on a dozen long-haul U.S. routes this spring. […] That leaves United as the biggest carrier with no plans yet to bring back free meals on any domestic flights. …
  • A plane is reportedly on fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport

    10/28/2016 1:01:21 PM PDT · by tekrat · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2016 | Natasha Bertrand
    A plane reportedly caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare airport while rolling out for departure on Friday afternoon, the Chicago Fire Department's office tweeted. Passengers traveling at O'Hare began sharing photos of smoke on the runway.
  • Breaking: Bomb Found in Illinois Airport, Woman in Custody

    03/31/2016 11:08:30 AM PDT · by Maceman · 99 replies
    MRCtv ^ | 3/31/2016 | Ben Graham
    Police are now investigating reports of a bomb found in a package carried by an unidentified woman entering the Peoria International Airport Thursday morning. The bomb was discovered while the woman was trying to check the package at the American Airlines counter, prompting the airport to partially evacuate the premises and enter lock-down. The package contained dynamite, a timer and bottles of fluid, which were found during a routine scan by TSA officials . . .
  • OFFICIALS: PHILLY-BOUND FLIGHT CANCELED AFTER CO-PILOT SUSPECTED OF DRINKING AT DETROIT AIRPORT

    03/26/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 26 MARCH 2016 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- American Airlines flight 736 from Detroit to Philadelphia was cancelled after a pilot was suspected of drinking at the Detroit Metro Airport. TSA reported to police around 6:40 a.m. Saturday that they thought the co-pilot of an American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia was acting oddly and may have been drinking. A field breathalyzer was administered and, officials say, the co-pilot failed the test.
  • Major businesses stand against NC anti-discrimination law

    03/24/2016 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 24, 2016 10:02 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson
    Corporations expressed disappointment Thursday and the NCAA vowed to monitor what North Carolina does next now that the state has banned any local government measures protecting people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. American Airlines, which operates its second-largest hub in Charlotte; IBM and Biogen, which have facilities in the state’s Research Triangle; and payments processor PayPal, which had announced plans to hire 400 people in Charlotte only last week, were among major employers condemning the new law. The legislature called a special session Wednesday to void a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgender...
  • Two loud explosions heard at Brussels airport

    03/22/2016 12:32:59 AM PDT · by Monty22002 · 50 replies
    The Journal ^ | 3/22/2016
    THERE ARE REPORTS this morning that two loud explosions have been heard at Brussels airport. The sounds were heard just before 8am local time. Sky News reports a number of people have been injured.
  • Explosions at Brussels Airport near American Airlines desk.

    03/22/2016 12:33:24 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    From Twitter - anybody hearing anything else?
  • BREAKING - Explosions at Brussels Airport

    03/22/2016 12:33:36 AM PDT · by An.American.Expatriate · 73 replies
    20 Minutes ^ | 22.03.2016 | unknown
    Just the banner
  • WATCH ONLINE THE FRANCE 24 LIVESTREAM (Brussel bombing)

    03/22/2016 12:59:16 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 53 replies
    France 24 ^ | 3/22/16 | France 24
    Live Stream in English
  • BREAKING: Brussels Metro Station Attacked

    03/22/2016 1:27:53 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 314 replies
    Explosion at Brussels metro station close to EU institutions: Belgian broadcaster RTBF.
  • Panic on SECOND American Airlines flight as mystery fainting illness hits passengers and crew

    01/29/2016 1:40:56 PM PST · by bigtoona · 90 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1/29/16 | Siobhan McFadyen
    American Airlines forced to ground a plane for the second time after members of the crew and passengers on board suffered from a mystery illness Unnerved passengers feared for their lives after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing when passengers and crew passed out mid-flight. The American Airlines flight, which was flying from Brazil to the United States, was travelling at a height of more than 30,000ft when three members of staff became ill. This is the second time this week that the US airline has been forced to ground a plane as a result of a...
  • American Airlines flight to Milan diverted to Canada, reports of injuries on board

    01/24/2016 6:43:58 PM PST · by cll · 65 replies
    9 News Australia ^ | 01/24/2016
    An American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan has been diverted to Canada, with reports of injuries on board. Flight AA206 has been cleared to land at St John's International Airport in Newfoundland. There are paramedics on the ground waiting for the plane's arrival. Canadian newspaper The Telegram reports there are five ambulances at the airport, and "there are people with serious injuries on board". This is a developing story. More information will be added as it comes to hand.
  • American Americans flight from Paris held in Miami due to suspicious item

    12/15/2015 2:07:11 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    MIAMI (CBS12) -- A flight from Paris is being held on the tarmac at Miami International Airport due to a suspicious item. Miami-Dade Police are investigating the item on board American Airlines flight 63 from Paris. There are 214 people on board. The search by the bomb squad is not impacting other operations at the airport. The plane has been moved to a remote area of the airport for the investigation, according to Miami-Dade Aviation Department Communications Director Greg Chin.