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  • CDC Investigating...Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights...Philadelphia

    09/06/2018 6:42:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    cbs ^ | September 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Full Headline: CDC Investigating After Multiple Passengers Fall Ill On Separate International Flights Coming Into Philadelphia International Airport Officials say 12 passengers arriving at the airport on American Airlines flights from Paris and Munich experienced flu-like symptoms. Multiple ambulances were dispatched to the airport.
  • Angry American Airlines Non-Rev Passenger Goes on a Facebook Rant

    07/20/2018 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 70 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 07/20/18 | Caroline Schagrin
    American Airlines and its dress code requirements for non-revenue passengers have caused a lot of controversy in past years. Remember last year’s #LeggingsGate when United created a stir on social media after denying boarding two “non-rev” female passengers from boarding because they were wearing leggings? Non-revenue passengers fly on stand-by because a friend or family member works for a particular airline company, but American had a strict dress code policy used to prevent these passengers from boarding their planes if a passenger is not properly clothed. Last year, the airline decided to relax its dress code policy and allows passengers...
  • As Haiti Burns, Never Forget: White People Did That

    07/10/2018 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 236 replies
    The Root ^ | July 9, 2018 | Michael Harriot
    On Saturday, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti warned American citizens, volunteers and missionaries in Haiti to stay in place and hunker down after angry demonstrators attempted to get past a barricade and security guards at a Port-au-Prince hotel. CNN reports that American Airlines, JetBlue and the Spirit Airlines (whose official slogan is: “We’re like a Greyhound bus with wings”) canceled all flights to Haiti following unrest in the country related to rising fuel prices, corruption and widespread poverty. When comparing them side-by-side, the story of the American Revolution ain’t got shit on the history of Haiti. For black people, Haiti...
  • American Airlines carrier cancels hundreds of flights leaves thousands stranded (trunc)

    06/15/2018 7:51:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 33 replies
    Fox News/MSN ^ | 6/15/2018 | Fox News
    Thousands of passengers scheduled to fly out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in North Carolina, on an American Airlines-operated carrier became stranded on Thursday night after the airline suddenly canceled all remaining flights. PSA Airlines, a regional carrier for American Airlines, reportedly experienced a “technical issue” that led to the cancellation of 275 flights on Thursday and 400 on Friday, a representative for the airline confirmed to Fox News. “Our team, in coordination with PSA, is working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” said American in a statement. “PSA plans to resume their operations at 12 p.m....
  • Plane plunges ‘like a rollercoaster’ as nose and windows destroyed by hail in thunderstorm(pic)

    06/07/2018 10:44:27 AM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    A passenger jet plunged through the air “like a rollercoaster” after it flew into a thunderstorm, dropping thousands of feet as it was bombarded with strong winds, hail and lightning. “Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life,” said Jesse Esparza, who was aboard the American Airlines flight from San Antonio, New Mexico to Phoenix, Arizona. With its nose and windscreen badly damaged by hail, the plane was forced to divert to El Paso for an emergency landing. “I never thought I’d have to buy in-flight WiFi to message my mum goodbye,” Mr Esparza added. Pictures of...
  • American Airlines bans emotional support amphibians, ferrets, goats and more

    05/15/2018 9:04:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | May 14 2018 | Lauren Zumbach
    First United Airlines barred an emotional support peacock from boarding. Now American Airlines is telling passengers some of their service and emotional support animals — including goats, hedgehogs and tusked creatures — can’t fly. *************************** Under the new rules, which go into effect July 1, American is adding amphibians, goats, hedgehogs, insects, nonhousehold birds and animals with tusks, horns or hooves to the list of those that can’t fly as service or support animals. .............
  • American Airlines Announces New Support Animal Policy: Goats Not Allowed, Trained Mini Horses Are

    05/14/2018 4:15:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | May 14, 2018
    Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals. They’re just three of a somewhat lengthy list of barred animals the airline has put out in response to an increase in customers transporting a service or support animal onboard their aircraft — more than 40 percent from 2016 to 2017. “We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal,” AA said in a statement. “Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety issues for our team, our customers and...
  • Bernie Sanders press secretary, CNN analyst Symone Sanders detained at airport after outburst

    04/13/2018 5:16:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 37 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/13/2018 | ryan gaydos
    Symone Sanders, a CNN political commentator and former press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was reportedly detained by police after an outburst Thursday morning at LaGuardia Airport. Sanders, 28, was in line at the security checkpoint when TSA agents asked her to step out of line, PIX 11 reported. Sanders reportedly started to curse “in front of patrons and young children.” She was accused of disorderly conduct and given a summons, according to PIX 11. Sanders has had issues at airports in the past. American Airlines called the police on Sanders last year after an incident while she was...
  • Flight to Heathrow DIVERTED midway across Atlantic due to 'disruptive passenger'

    01/11/2018 11:01:31 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | January 11, 2018 | JOEY MILLAR
    American Airlines flight AA732 was diverted several hours into a trip from Charlotte to Heathrow. It turned around over the Atlantic and wasdiverted to Philadelphia. It has now arrived safely at Philadelphia
  • N.A.A.C.P. Advisory on American Airlines Warns Black Travelers to Steer Clear

    10/25/2017 4:14:35 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/26/17 | Jonah Brengal Bromwich
    The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company. The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to have been discriminated against. The N.A.A.C.P. said the similarity of the episodes suggested “a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”
  • 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 . . .