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  • 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
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    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
    theindychannel.com/AP ^ | 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 Kayak.com or Priceline.com 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...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • American Airlines Charges Soldier for Heavy Bag [video]

    06/17/2010 10:39:29 AM PDT · by sthguard · 42 replies · 1,222+ views
    CNN ^ | June 16, 2010 | CNN Staff
    See link for video.
  • AA flight makes emergency landing in Iceland

    04/13/2010 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 4/13/10
    An American Airlines flight with 145 people on board made an emergency landing Tuesday in Iceland after five crew members became ill following reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. American Airlines Flight 49 traveling from Paris to Dallas-Ft. Worth landed safely just after 1345 GMT (9:45 a.m. EDT). The source of the fumes was being investigated, Keflavik Airport spokesman Fridthor Eydal said.
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views
    ABCnews.go.com ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • American Air Mishaps Spur Federal Review

    01/01/2010 1:50:05 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 7 replies · 511+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1-1-10 | ANDY PASZTOR
    The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday disclosed it is stepping up oversight of American Airlines in the wake of three botched landings by the carrier over an 11 day period. The latest incident, which prompted heightened FAA scrutiny of American's operations, involved a jetliner whose wingtip struck the ground while landing in Austin, Texas, on Christmas Eve. There were no injuries and the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft was inspected and returned to service. But the incident raised concern inside the FAA, according to people familiar with the matter, because it followed two more-serious landing mistakes on aircraft operated ...
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES STATEMENT REGARDING FLIGHT 331 Release #2

    12/23/2009 3:08:35 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 17 replies · 2,546+ views
    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 22, 2009, American Airlines Flight 331, a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, overran the runway on landing at Kingston, Jamaica's Norman Manley International Airport. The flight originated out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, operated into Miami International Airport, and then operated into Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. Preliminary reports indicate there are no critical injuries. The aircraft was carrying 148 passengers and a crew of six. "The care of our passengers and crew members is our highest priority and we will offer all the assistance necessary," said Gerard Arpey, American's Chairman...
  • American Airlines Plane Crashes at Kingston, Jamaica Airport

    12/22/2009 9:05:01 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 69 replies · 5,894+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/09 | Fox News
    An American Airlines plane crashed and broke in two after landing at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to local reports. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Details were not immediately available, however, passengers on the plane told local media that flight 331 had just arrived from Miami in pouring rain when the accident occurred. The flight apparently originated in Washington, D.C.
  • Airline Apologizes For Orange Juice Incident

    12/16/2009 3:07:18 PM PST · by stinkerpot65 · 20 replies · 1,726+ views
    cbs13.com ^ | 12-16-09 | David Begnaud
    As to the flight attendant in question, American has taken specific action related to that employee. Because this is a private personnel matter, we cannot disclose the nature of those actions.
  • Frequent flier fears for future after midair incident

    12/14/2009 6:57:45 AM PST · by OkeyDokeyOkie · 29 replies · 2,487+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | December 13, 2009 | Monika Diaz
    John Reed keeps flying, but he wonders if an incident on board an American Airlines flight to Dallas will ground him — or even lead to federal charges. "I have this hanging over my head for an indefinite period of time," he said. "I just need some closure." Reed, who lives in California, received a federal warning for his alleged behavior on December 6 aboard Flight 614 from Sacramento to Dallas. The warning accused him of threatening, intimidating and/or interfering with a flight. Reed was sitting in the first class section when he asked for a glass of orange juice...
  • New Photo Brings Flying Overweight Debate Back

    12/03/2009 1:46:28 PM PST · by thefactor · 74 replies · 1,890+ views
    The Gothamist ^ | 12/3/09 | Jen Carlson
    There's been much debate about how to handle overweight passengers on flights. While some airlines may charge for an extra seat, not all do — and now a flight attendant allegedly snapped a photo on an American Airlines flight (destination and take-off point unknown), which of course has been leaked to the press. A Flight Global blog got a hold of the photo, which they say the attendant took to "show her manager what was happening on the aircraft and why she was unhappy about it. Seems the guy paid for only one seat and the gate staff let him...
  • Vanity -- please help find AA pilot waving flag from cockpit window graphic

    09/11/2009 9:59:41 AM PDT · by nralife · 22 replies · 1,501+ views
    11SEP09 | nralife
    I would greatly appreciate a larger or better version of this: The original was done by CNN. I had a couple stored on my hard drive, but they were lost during a computer crash last year... Thanks!
  • One Sea-Tac suspect detained around 9-11, sources say

    08/14/2003 7:17:08 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 8/14/03 | Mike Carter
    Federal agents have searched several Western Washington locations in an expanding investigation of two Pakistani men arrested at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday after their names appeared on terrorism watch lists. Agents also have scrutinized passenger lists for possible associates of the men on the American Airlines and JetBlue flights for which they tried to buy tickets. The men, who bought one-way tickets with cash, have not been charged with a crime and have not been publicly identified. One, a 29-year-old with a New York driver's license, had been detained and released at an unnamed airport once before and had...
  • Family Members Look to Past, and Future, at Pentagon Memorial

    09/03/2008 8:49:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 1 replies · 184+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sept. 1, 2008 | GERRY J. GILMORE
    A group of family members, survivors and first responders shared their thoughts about 9/11 while visiting the nearly completed Pentagon Memorial here on Aug. 28. Pentagon Memorial Fund manager Jim Laychak visits the Pentagon Memorial, Aug. 28, 2008. Laychak lost his younger brother, David, an Army civilian employee, during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The $22 million memorial, Laychak said, is a culmination of years of effort and hard work. “It is a great feeling of pride and accomplishment. Everybody has worked together on this over the past five and a half years,” he said. Tom Heidenberger, 62, lost...
  • American Airlines has truth on its side, still gets beaten up

    08/12/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT · by nralife · 12 replies · 101+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Tue, Aug. 12, 2008 | TREBOR BANSTETTER
    Tue, Aug. 12, 2008 American Airlines has truth on its side, still gets beaten up By TREBOR BANSTETTER tbanstetter@star-telegram.com It sounds like another of those "greedy airline" stories that are always so popular around the water cooler: American Airlines is forcing soldiers heading to combat duty in Iraq to pay baggage fees for checking duffel bags loaded with military equipment. It’s a great story, except that it’s largely untrue. (snip)
  • El Al, American Airlines Announce Cooperation Deal (Code-Sharing To Take Effect Sep. 2nd Alert)

    07/29/2008 3:38:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 122+ views
    Ynetnews.com ^ | 7/29/2008 | AP via Ynetnews
    Israel's national airline, El Al, and American Airlines said Tuesday they will begin selling tickets on each other's connecting flights beginning in September. The agreement replaces a code-share deal that El Al had with Delta Air Lines Inc. until late last year, when Delta began its own direct flights from the United States to Tel Aviv. The agreement with American will begin Sept. 2. American will sell tickets on El Al flights from the US to Tel Aviv as if they were American jets. El Al will sell seats, or place its "code" on tickets, on some American domestic flights...
  • Passenger Strips; American Airlines Boston-LA Flight Diverted

    07/18/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 38 replies · 765+ views
    KNBC4-Los Angeles ^ | 7/18/08 | staff
    LOS ANGELES -- American Airlines Flight 725, scheduled to fly nonstop from Boston to Los Angeles on Friday, was diverted to Oklahoma City after a disruptive passenger took his clothes off and had to be subdued.
  • Airline Charging $15 For Oversized Carry-On Bags

    07/01/2008 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Eepsy · 49 replies · 108+ views
    CBS4 ^ | Jun 30, 2008
    MIAMI (CBS) ― Savvy travelers who think they can get around an airline's new fees for checked bags by just bringing a big carry on may have to come up with a 'plan B' American Airlines has started cracking down on the size of the bags passengers stuff into the overhead bins. "I'm very frustrated because I travel a lot," said Corrine Celestine. Air passengers like Celestine say they're upset that American is now scrutinizing the size of carry on bags and charging an extra fee if the bags are over the stated limit. "It's really frustrating, the airlines are...
  • US Airways to charge $2 for beverages, $15 for first bag

    06/12/2008 4:07:11 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 41 replies · 182+ views
    US Airways is imposing new passenger fees in the face of rising jet fuel prices, but it's going even further than some other airlines have recently. The Tempe, Ariz.-based carrier (NYSE: LCC), which has a large presence at Reagan National Airport, will start charging $2 for nonalcoholic beverages in coach class on all domestic flights. The fee covers sodas, juices, bottled water and coffee. The charge for alcoholic beverages in coach will increase to $7. Following the lead of several other airlines, US Airways also will charge $15 for the first checked bag for tickets purchased beginning July 9 for...
  • Younger Fleets Boost Non-U.S. Airlines

    06/03/2008 2:38:18 AM PDT · by MHalblaub · 12 replies · 190+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | June 2, 2008 | Carol Matlack
    The aging planes of United, American, and Delta guzzle more gas and make the U.S. carriers more vulnerable to soaring oil prices—and to their global competitors For a look at one of the biggest headaches facing U.S. airlines, head out to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport any day and watch the big jets taking off for the U.S. There goes United Airlines to Chicago, American Airlines to Boston, Delta Air Lines to Atlanta, and Air France to New York's John F. Kennedy airport. What's the big deal? Many of the U.S. carriers' planes are Boeing 767s, a model that dates...
  • American Airlines' New Bag Policy Discriminates Against Women

    05/30/2008 8:22:19 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 160 replies · 219+ views
    vanity | 30 May 2008 | self
    American Airlines’ new bag policy discriminates against women, because most women will have to check their bag while men will not. As an example, here are the non-solid products my husband and I take when traveling: My List: Shampoo, Cream Rinse, Body Wash, Body Lotion, Spray Perfume, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Contact Lens Solution, Glasses Cleaner, Face Cleanser, Toner, Facial Night Cream, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Vaseline Lip Therapy, Hand Cream, Mascara, Lipgloss My Husband’s List: Shampoo, Cream Rinse, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Glasses Lens Cleaner Since we are required to put our lotions in a quart bag if we want to carry them on board,...
  • FAA sets up high-level alerts for missed airline inspections

    04/18/2008 11:29:48 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 1 replies · 67+ views
    Yahoooo News ^ | April 18, 2008 | Michael J. Sniffen
    The Federal Aviation Administration is going to begin alerting its top headquarters officials when field inspectors miss airline safety inspections, Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced Friday. Peters also demanded that the FAA and American Airlines explain to her within 14 days why 250,000 U.S. air travelers endured canceled flights last week. American grounded its MD-80 jetliners and canceled 3,100 flights in order to inspect or redo wiring that was supposed to have been completed between Sept. 5, 2006, and March 5, 2008....