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  • 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 . . .

    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

    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.
  • American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight during trip to Boston

    10/05/2015 2:36:53 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 5, 2015 | Chris Welch
    An American Airlines pilot became incapacitated and later died during an early red-eye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday. The company has yet to release the pilot's name or details on what caused his death. The plane's co-pilot took over the controls of the Airbus A320 and safely landed the 147-passenger flight in Syracuse around 7AM ET in an emergency attempt to get the pilot medical attention. The flight originally departed shortly after midnight on Monday.
  • American Airlines 'flew wrong plane' to Hawaii

    09/13/2015 6:17:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/13/15 | Bonnie Malkin
    An American Airlines plane that was not cleared to undertake long flights over water was flown from Los Angeles to Hawaii by mistake, violating US Federal Aviation Association regulations. The incident took place last month, when an A321 plane was accidentally flown to Honolulu, despite not being certified to take extended flights over sea.
  • American Airlines to end Israel flights

    08/23/2015 10:50:12 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 52 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | August 23, 2015 | Ilan Gattegno, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
    "The route hasn't been profitable, it's strictly a financial decision," Texas-based carrier says, cites $20 million in losses • Company to terminate Philadelphia-Tel Aviv route in January 2016 • Pennsylvania congressman: Decision will hurt both economies.
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles • An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullum’s home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • American Airlines CEO to be paid entirely in company stock

    04/23/2015 1:05:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2015 7:33 PM EDT | David Koenig
    The CEO of American Airlines received compensation valued at $12.3 million last year and will stop drawing a salary and instead be paid entirely in company stock. CEO Doug Parker said Wednesday that the change started immediately and would make his compensation more in line with shareholder interests. American Airlines Group Inc. disclosed his compensation and the other changes in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. […] Parker’s deal seems to cut against a trend in CEO pay. Stock grants were attractive just after the financial crisis of 2008 but are less appealing now after a long rally in...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2013 [Al Gore's Current TV on the ropes]

    06/26/2012 6:45:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/21/12 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict are going to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing...
  • Major corporations funding “gay” indoctrination in elementary schools across America.

    12/29/2014 7:27:53 AM PST · by massmike · 59 replies ^ | 12/29/2014 | n/a
    It's every parent's nightmare, but true: Major U.S. corporations are funding a campaign of sophisticated, psychologically intrusive "gay" indoctrination programs targeting very young children in elementary schools across America. It’s part of a very well-planned and well-funded effort to reach children as young as possible without their parents’ intervention. The national program, called “Welcoming Schools”, skillfully works on the minds of young children in three ways: (1) Introducing the concept of homosexuality to children. (2) Telling them that homosexuality is normal and natural. (3) Telling them that their parents or friends who portray homosexuality in a less than positive way...
  • Man kicked off American Airlines plane after rage over 'Merry Christmas' greeting

    12/26/2014 8:42:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    When a gate agent greeting everyone the same way told him "Merry Christmas", he responded "You shouldn't say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas." "Well, what should I say then?" the agent reportedly replied. "Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the man retorted, now shouting, before walking past her onto the plane. After a flight attendant greeted the unidentified man with the same Yuletide cheer, he snapped and began lecturing the staff about why they shouldn't say "Merry Christmas." The crew unsuccessfully tried calming him down before he was escorted off the plane.
  • American Airlines boots man from plane after ‘Merry Christmas’ prompts meltdown

    12/26/2014 5:29:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A passenger was booted from his flight out of La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after the holiday greeting “Merry Christmas” caused him to have a meltdown. “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man said while boarding his flight, The New York Post reported Wednesday. When the flight attendant for American Airlines Flight 1140 asked him what he would prefer, he replied, “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ “
  • American Airlines flight crew shuts sick Texas passenger in lavatory [claims of racism]

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dane Schiller
    A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was "disgusted" on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane's bathroom. "I was outraged by what I saw," said Martha Selby, who is the head of the Austin university's Asian Studies Department. Selby was on Flight 2325 Thursday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago as she made her way to an academic conference. "She was making her way to the bathroom and vomited in the aisle," Selby recalled. "The flight attendants, I think, over-reacted completely. It...
  • Girl sends terroristic tweet to AA, gets unwanted response

    04/14/2014 10:00:52 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 66 replies
    WFAA Channel 8 ^ | 4/14/2014 | wfaa,com
    A Twitter user thought to be a teenage girl has received unwanted notoriety after she sent a terrorism-themed message to American Airlines. (snip) The girl – who identified herself as a 14-year-old named Sarah in her now-suspended Twitter account – sent this tweet to American Airlines' @americanair account Sunday morning. "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye." American responded, saying: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI." (snip) According to...
  • JetBlue, American Airlines end frequent flyer agreement [After Obama approved MERGER]

    03/15/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    JetBlue and American Airlines are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other's aircraft, as well as a frequent flyer program agreement. JetBlue travelers can no longer earn miles on AA-operated flights.
  • The legacy of Danny Lewin, the first man to die on 9/11

    09/11/2013 5:50:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2013 | By Todd Leopold
    (CNN) -- Even by MIT standards, says Tom Leighton, Danny Lewin was special. "He was really exceptionally smart. MIT has a lot of really smart people, and Danny stood out even among that rarified environment," says Leighton, who was then one of Lewin's professors at the Massachusetts school's computer science laboratory. That kind of determination drove Lewin throughout his short life. He was an American who joined the Israeli army and served in an elite unit, though he could have avoided the military altogether. He was a mathematician who could have had a stellar academic career but decided to jump...
  • DOJ Seeks to Block American-US Airways Merger

    08/13/2013 8:09:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/13/2013 | David Benoit
    The government’s antitrust authorities have thrown a large road block in the way of the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, suing to block the deal. The suit, filed by the Department of Justice after months in which the air carriers said they were confident that the deal would sail through anti-trust review, sent shares of US Airways tumbling Tuesday. The stock is down nearly 9% to $17.15 in recent trading.
  • American Airlines grounding flights.

    04/16/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 53 replies
    A buddy of mine works at AA headquarters and he says that they are freaking out there over a outage in the reservation system. He says that they are grounding all flights globally. They can't figure out what's wrong and suspect it may be cyber terrorism.
  • Woman Found Dead On Plane That Is Diverted To Houston

    01/05/2013 4:57:58 AM PST · by billorites · 19 replies
    CBS Hourston ^ | January 2, 2012 | Cicely Mitchell
    A woman died on an international flight Wednesday. The flight was American Airlines flight 962 and originated from Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to police, the 25-year-old woman made her way to the airplane’s lavatory then collapsed and died after walking from the lavatory. The plane was headed to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport but was diverted to Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport; it landed around 6:30 a.m. Officials are scheduled to perform an autopsy on the woman who was not identified at the time of this report. After several hours later, the flight continued onto Dallas and landed there just before before...
  • Marco Rubio Launches Twitter Rant Against American Airlines

    09/22/2012 5:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/22/12 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., launched a Twitter tirade against American Airlines Friday night after experiencing delay problems involving a flight to D.C... @marcorubio: Trying to get to DC for early morning votes tonight but let's just say this has not been the best week in American Airlines history. A sample of more of Rubio's tweets: @marcorubio: Delaying flight for "maintenance" to squeeze connectors from other flight, oldest trick in book.Feel bad for crew.#cmonman #AmericanAirlines
  • Are we seeing a very unpleasant, "Big Business October Surprise" for Barack Obama?

    09/19/2012 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/2012 | Emma Karlin
    For reasons known only to him Barack Obama has worked diligently to cultivate an ongoing state of war between his Administration and America’s business community. This is a clear and established fact. As naďve as Obama seems to be, it is possible that he will now start getting pummeled by the enemies he has made and not realize it until after Election Day. Obama never held a real job in his life. Like most Democrats he knows nothing about how profits are made and payrolls are met. All he “knows” about business is that it is the “root of all...
  • Teen denied boarding on American Airlines flight because he has Down syndrome, family says

    09/05/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    A California family says they were kicked off a cross-country American Airlines flight because their 16-year-old son has Down syndrome. Joan and Robert Vanderhorst, of Bakersfield, Calif., said they intend to sue American over the "humiliating" incident at Newark Airport, in which they were told their special needs son posed a "flight risk." "It's defamation," Robert Vanderhorst told the Daily News. "It's a violation of his civil rights and its defamation." Joan Vanderhorst pulled out her cell phone and started recording the incident on Sunday in which Bede is seen quietly playing with his hat and an American Airlines official...
  • Glenn Beck Boycott: American Airlines In The Hotseat

    09/05/2012 5:36:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    WebProNews ^ | September 5, 2012 | Amanda Crum
    Glenn Beck isn’t known for keeping his opinions to himself, so when he’s unhappy with a service, the people in charge are going to know about it. Beck says he was treated rudely on an American Airlines flight recently just because of who he is, and that the flight attendant refused to open his drink for him or speak politely even though that courtesy was given to every other passenger. “My flight attendant nearly ‑‑ merely barked the word “breakfast” when he came to me,” he said on his show. “When others were politely asked if they cared for anything...
  • Glenn’s Labor Day weekend in NYC uncovers ugly hatred on American Airlines

    09/04/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 9/4/12 | Glenn Beck
    GLENN: I want to spend some time giving you knowledge on, you’re close to winning. In fact, you’re so close to winning, the left and the uber left doesn’t even know how to deal with it, and they’re getting very, very angry. I’ve lived in New York for, what, five years? I’ve seen ‑‑ I’ve seen New York. I’ve seen the ugly side of New York, I’ve seen the good side of New York, but I have not seen what I have seen in the last weekend. In fact, my wife said she’s never going to New York again. It...
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear In 2013

    06/21/2012 12:33:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 06/21/2012
    Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 important American brands that we predict will to disappear within a year. This year’s list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and the reason why companies cannot afford to fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing. American Airlines will disappear in 2013 because of its inefficiency. It was the premier carrier in the United States for almost 30 years — even surviving through periods when most other carriers went bankrupt. However, it lost its critical advantage of scale when Northwest merged with Delta (NYSE: DAL) and Continental merged with United (NYSE:...
  • American Airlines: Bankrupt Victim of Weak U.S. Dollar Policies

    02/06/2012 6:56:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/06/2012 | John Tamny
    As is well known now, American Airlines filed for bankruptcy toward the end of last year. In one certain sense this shouldn’t surprise us given how its legacy competitors did much the same earlier in the new millennium. After that, the origins of our best-known and oldest air carriers perhaps foretold their modern problems in ways most don’t understand today. As T.A. Heppenheimer put it in his 1994 book Turbulent Skies, “Government actions brought forth the first air carriers in both Europe and the United States.” Rather than creations of the private sector, politicians formed notable carriers such as American...
  • REPORT: Bankrupt American Airlines May Have Just Found Its Knight In Shining Armor

    01/20/2012 11:56:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/20/2012 | Eric Platt
    US Airways is reportedly drawing up plans to merge with AMR, the bankrupt holding company of American Airlines, Bloomberg reports. The move would fill a revenue gap for US Airways, while also helping fuel American's weakened hub system, which has been drained as it cut money-losing flights over the past several months. The Tempe, Arizona, based airline has already hired Barclays Capital and Millstein & Co. to advise it before bidding on American. However, it could be more than a year away from officially announcing an agreement, as it waits for AMR to navigate bankruptcy proceedings. The rumor follows speculation...
  • Alec Baldwin should be put on American Airline’s no-fly list and fined for his ‘abusive’ behavior

    12/08/2011 8:08:32 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 8 2011 | Nancy Dillon
    American Airlines flight attendants want the carrier to strike back at angry actor Alec Baldwin by removing the star’s hit NBC show “30 Rock” from all in-flight entertainment. The peeved flight attendants, backed by their union, also want Baldwin’s bold-faced name to be added to the carrier’s no-fly list for his door-slamming, profanity-laced temper tantrum Tuesday. “We’re very upset. He was very malicious and slanderous toward crew members in his comments,” American flight attendant Lonny Glover, the safety and security spokesman for the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, told the Daily News Thursday. The union will not be asking the...
  • American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used ‘Offensive Language’ *UPDATED*

    12/07/2011 9:53:45 PM PST · by This Just In · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 7, 2011 | John Nolte
    BREAKING: American Airlines Releases Statement: Alec Baldwin Rude to Crew, Used ‘Offensive Language’ *UPDATED* by John Nolte **UPDATE: “He was beating the walls of the lavatory to the point that the captain called us to see what that was about. They heard it in the cockpit,” said one crew member on the JFK-bound flight who had to deal with the “30 Rock” actor. “He was asked five times. Everybody is the same. Everyone has to follow the rules, it doesn’t matter who you are,” the employee told The Post. “He was violent, abusive and aggressive.” Though they originally declined to...
  • GREYHOUND BUS LINES Alec Baldwin's a Mean Bully!!! [Disses Greyhound]

    12/07/2011 6:08:54 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/07/11
    Greyhound Bus Lines has no idea how they got caught in the crossfire between Alec Baldwin and American Airlines -- but they're not taking it sitting down ... telling TMZ, Alec is woefully ignorant when it comes to bus travel. In case you haven't been keeping up -- Alec just wrote a diatribe online, blasting American Airlines for kicking him off one of their planes ... calling the whole ordeal a "Greyhound bus experience." snip The rep adds, "I don’t know why he’s mentioning Greyhound, but we take pride in our safe and enjoyable service."
  • American Airlines: Alec Baldwin Was Epic Jerk (Twitter account "deactivated")

    12/07/2011 9:10:23 AM PST · by maggief · 60 replies
    TMZ ^ | December 7, 2011
    EXCERPT AA says, "Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding." "When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and...
  • Alec Baldwin: Booted from plane for playing game

    12/06/2011 6:46:25 PM PST · by Enchante · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/06/2011 | Gordon Cameron
    Actor Alec Baldwin was removed from an American Airlines flight leaving Los Angeles for New York on Tuesday when he was apparently too engrossed in a game of Zynga's "Words With Friends" to power down his iPad.... The incident caused a one-hour delay in the flight and kicked off a flurry of Internet chatter.
  • Alec Baldwin kicked off American Airlines flight in L.A.

    12/06/2011 3:37:30 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 41 replies
    The New Yoork Daily News ^ | 12-06-11 | Nancy Dillon, Katie Nelson & Frank Digiacomo
    Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight Tuesday after some turbulence with a flight attendant. “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving,” the actor said in a Twitter message after the incident. The “30 Rock” star added a hashtag saying it was “no wonder” the airline recently declared bankruptcy. “But, oddly, 30 Rock plays in-flight on American,” he said in a later tweet, this time promoting competing airline United with the hashtag “#theresalwaysunited.” The cabin confrontation started when a flight staffer scolded Baldwin for playing...
  • Alec Baldwin Removed From Flight At LAX

    12/06/2011 2:29:46 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 82 replies
    CBS-TV, Los Angeles ^ | Dec. 6, 2011 | CBS News
    Actor Alec Baldwin was reportedly removed from an American Airlines flight out of Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday afternoon. “On an AA flight at LAX. Alec Baldwin removed from the plane We had to go back to the gate. Terrible that everyone had to wait,” Michael J. Wolf tweeted around 1:20 p.m. Wolf is the former President and COO of MTV and author. Twitter user Grant Cardone added,”Alec Baldwin is getting kicked off of AA flight as I tweet this! . . . . Abusive to attendant is what I was told by AA authority.”
  • American Airlines files for Ch. 11 protection

    11/29/2011 12:24:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines' parent company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to unload massive debt built up by years of accelerating jet fuel prices and labor struggles. The nation's third largest airline also said its CEO Gerard Arpey will step down. He's being replaced by Thomas Horton, currently the company's president....
  • Wait, How Can AMR Go Bankrupt When 'Corporate Balance Sheets Are The Strongest In History'?

    11/29/2011 9:47:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/29/2011 | Henry Blodget
    American Airlines went bust this morning, which should have come as a surprise to no one who has followed the company and airline industry over the years. (The company recently denied bankruptcy rumors by stating that bankruptcy was "certainly not our goal or preference," which is about as close as a corporation will ever come to saying "Of course we're going to declare bankruptcy, you idiots, why are you even bothering to ask?") But the bankruptcy WILL come as a surprise to the millions of Americans who have repeatedly been exposed to one of the consensual hallucinations that bullish investors...
  • Police: Saudi Passenger Tried To Get Into Cockpit

    10/06/2011 1:18:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 65 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Staff
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS -- A Saudi Arabian passenger who tried to get into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from New York to Indianapolis didn't appear on any terror-related watch lists, authorities said.</p> <p>Indianapolis airport police said another passenger grabbed the 20-year-old man's arm and directed him back to his seat on the flight before 10 p.m. Wednesday.</p>
  • American Airlines parent hit by bankruptcy fears (shares dive by as much as 35%)

    10/03/2011 2:14:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 10/03/2011 | Ajay Makan in New York and Mark Odell in London
    Fears that the holding company for American Airlines, the fourth-biggest US carrier by passenger miles, will file for bankruptcy sent shares in AMR Corporation tumbling as much as 35 per cent on Monday. Management at Fort Worth-based AMR, which owns the regional airline American Eagle as well as American strongly denied the claims. American is the only big US carrier not to have passed through a Chapter 11 in the past decade. That has led to suggestions the company will voluntarily file for bankruptcy in order to renegotiate labour – and in particular pilot costs – despite holding a cash...
  • American Airlines orders 460 narrowbody aircraft

    07/20/2011 6:20:39 AM PDT · by RayChuang88 · 35 replies
    Associated Press via Seattle Times web site ^ | July 20, 2011 | David Koening
    FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines is buying at least 460 new planes over the next five years in what it calls the biggest airline order in history. And in a victory for Airbus, it's splitting the work between the European plane maker and Boeing. American said Wednesday it will buy 260 planes from Airbus and 200 from Boeing Co. It expects the new, better-mileage planes to provide much-needed savings on fuel costs. American's current fleet is among the least fuel-efficient in the industry.
  • Expedia stops selling American Airlines tickets

    01/01/2011 5:13:12 PM PST · by jackspyder · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 1, 2011 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – Expedia Inc. has stopped selling tickets on American Airlines flights, the latest twist in a simmering pricing dispute between American and travel websites. "Expedia has chosen to no longer offer American Airlines fares on its website," American said in an statement posted on its website. "Customers looking to compare flights or fares online should visit other travel sites such as or for the most accurate and up-to-date information." The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline has said that it would like to sell more tickets through its own website, as paying to have its flights listed on...
  • Pilot Punished for Video Critical of Airport Security Comes Forward, Won't Back Down

    12/28/2010 3:34:42 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 9+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 28, 2010 | Staff
    The California airline pilot punished by the Transportation Security Administration for posting videos critical of airport security has revealed his identity. Chris Liu, who calls himself the "Patriot Pilot," says he was just trying to improve airport security when he released a recorded and posted online footage of San Francisco International Airport in which he criticized a number of procedures. Liu had been part of a federal security program allowing him to carry a gun in the cockpit. But after he posted the video, federal agents showed up at his house Dec. 2 to confiscate his weapon and suspend his...