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  • Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization

    04/03/2020 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 3, 2020 | Ross Marchand
    Of all the industries feeling the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic, America’s airlines are likely the hardest hit. The Transportation Security Administration estimates that air traffic is down 90 percent as President Trump is purportedly considering domestic travel restrictions on top of the international bans already put in place. Congress sensibly stepped in to protect the struggling airline industry in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing aviation businesses $29 billion in loans and loan guarantees and $32 billion in direct grants to defray payroll costs. But in exchange, Congress empowered the federal government to demand access...
  • American Airlines Passenger Gets the Business After Calling Black Flight Crew Member the N-Word

    03/20/2020 4:32:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 17 | Tanasia Kenney
    Things got bumpy aboard an American Airlines flight this week as two female passengers exchanged blows after one of the women used a racial slur to refer to a Black flight crew member. It’s unclear what sparked the altercation, but the video begins just as a Black woman passenger excoriates her white seatmate for using the N-word. A clip of the incident was posted Sunday by Facebook user Dre Justice and has since racked up more than 10,000 views online. “You’re gonna sit here and call him a ‘(expletive) (slur)’ while you’re sitting beside an African-American woman?” the passenger asks...
  • Woman in Viral Airplane Seat Reclining Controversy Now Looking To Sue American Airlines: Report

    02/16/2020 9:33:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 86 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Feb. 15, 2020 | Erin Coates
    One woman’s video of the airline passenger behind her punching the back of her reclined seat went viral last week. Now she is reportedly looking to sue American Airlines. The controversy began when Wendi Williams posted a video on Twitter of the passenger behind her shaking her headrest with repeated punches on her Jan. 31 American Eagle flight from New Orleans to Charlotte, North Carolina. The man behind her was in the last row and reportedly asked the woman to sit upright so he could eat. She did, but then later reclined again, and the situation escalated as was shown...
  • Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour'

    01/31/2020 2:45:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 31, 2020
    A Michigan family removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami when staff claimed they had body odour are suing the airline. Yehuda Yosef Adler, his wife Jennie and their young daughter were removed from the flight to Detroit last January. They claim staff made comments about their Orthodox Jewish faith. American Airlines said the decision to remove the family was not based on religion. They claim customers complained about Mr Adler's odour. The lawsuit, filed in Texas, cites defamation, emotional distress and discrimination relating to religion. Mr Adler claims his family had been sitting on the plane for no...
  • Delta, American Airlines to Suspend All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    01/31/2020 9:08:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/31/2020 | Zachary Stieber
    Delta Airlines and American Airlines will suspend all flights from the United States to China, the carriers said on Jan. 31. All flights will be suspended “beginning Feb. 6 through April 30 due to ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus,” Delta said in a statement. “Between now and Feb. 5, Delta will continue to operate flights to ensure customers looking to exit China have options to do so,” the Atlanta-based airline added. The last China-bound flight departing the United States will leave on Feb. 3. The last return flight to the United States from China will leave on Feb. 5....
  • American Airlines Reaches $4.2 Billion Deal With Mechanics And Fleet Service

    01/31/2020 12:22:39 AM PST · by nralife
    Forbes ^ | Jan 30, 2020,7:59 pm | Ted Reed
    After four years of negotiations, American Airlines has reached a tentative contract agreement with the unions representing its mechanics and fleet service workers. The tentative deal, valued by unions at $4.2 billion, includes five separate agreements covering mechanics, fleet service and related groups including maintenance trainers. It requires ratification by union members
  • American Airlines adding nonbinary gender options when buying tickets

    12/30/2019 5:17:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Dec. 30, 2019 | Kyle Arnold
    DALLAS American Airlines is adding "U" and "X" options for gender when passengers buy tickets, joining a growing number of entities recognizing choices beyond simply male and female. American Airlines passengers can now change to "U" or "X" designations by talking to a customer service agent on the phone. American is also in the process of making the change to its website, too. "U" stands for unspecified or undisclosed and X has become a standard marker for those that don't identify as male or female.
  • Plane with Hillary Clinton aboard returns to gate after mechanical issue

    11/17/2019 7:40:34 PM PST · by bitt · 129 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 11/17/2019 | Noah Gray
    Hillary Clinton was aboard an American Airlines flight from New York that suffered a mechanical issue and needed to return to the gate Sunday afternoon, according to a law enforcement source. A separate law enforcement source confirmed Clinton was aboard a plane which experienced a mechanical issue that needed to return to the gate. American Airlines says flight 2144, from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Washington's Reagan National Airport returned to the gate around 3:15 pm, ET, after ground personnel saw the mechanical issue, according to the source. Pilots told authorities the plane shook and ground personnel saw smoke and...
  • American Airlines flight attendants stand up to Boeing CEO on 737 MAX

    11/01/2019 1:47:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 31, 2019 | Tracy Rucinski
    “The 28,000 flight attendants working for American Airlines refuse to walk onto a plane that may not be safe and are calling for the highest possible safety standards to avoid another tragedy,” Association of Professional Flight Attendants President Lori Bassani said in the letter. The letter, dated Oct. 30, followed two days of congressional hearings in Washington during which lawmakers grilled Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about the development of the 737 MAX following two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the aircraft’s worldwide grounding in March. American Airlines Group (AAL.O) is the second largest U.S. operator of the...
  • 2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them

    09/21/2019 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2019
    Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with the pair. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah said they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation against the Fort Worth-based airline, asking the federal agency to investigate the incident. The men say American Airlines discriminated against them Saturday for appearing Muslim and Middle Eastern during a flight from Birmingham, Alabama, that was headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The pair says flight attendants reported them because a crew member noticed Abdallah flush the toilet...
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the same system that brought down two other 737s?

    09/20/2019 6:26:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had .. assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell phone. ... Doesn't everyone with labor beefs against his boss have ISIS video murders on his cell phone? ... Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani might just have been motivated by ISIS's brand of Islamism, not a woikin' man's desire for more overtime. The gullible media reported it otherwise, always eager to look the other way on Islamist terror. ... Alani's phone also had a...
  • Prosecutors say American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight has ties to ISIS

    09/18/2019 11:42:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/19 | Zack Budryk
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday claimed a former American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a flight’s navigation system had ties to ISIS, according to ABC10. Prosecutors in Miami said Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to sabotaging the airplane July 17 ahead of a scheduled flight from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, but said it was out of frustration over stalled union contract talks.
  • Airline mechanic charged with sabotaging plane with 150 aboard [Muslim perp. Cover story ensues]

    09/06/2019 9:43:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 9/5/19
    ....In a criminal complaint affidavit filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office obtained by The Miami Herald, Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was reportedly unhappy because of stalled union negotiations between the mechanics union and the airline. Alani was arrested Thursday and accused of disabling a component of the navigation system known as an air data module. Pilots noticed the issue July 17 when they got an error message during takeoff. They aborted the flight, with 150 on board. An inspection....
  • American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane. It aborted takeoff.

    09/05/2019 9:01:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer. The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. None of the passengers and crew on the flight to Nassau were injured because the tampering with the so-called air data module caused an error alert as the pilots powered up the plane’s engines...
  • American Airlines mechanic in Miami charged with sabotaging plane

    09/05/2019 8:55:20 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 43 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 5, 2019 | Jay Weaver
    An American Airlines mechanic was arrested Thursday on a sabotage charge accusing him of disabling a navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport earlier this summer. The reason, according to a criminal complaint affidavit filed in Miami federal court: Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, a veteran employee, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. Read more here:
  • Local man sues American Airlines, claims racial discrimination

    09/02/2019 12:06:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    kwtx10 ^ | Aug. 29, 2019 | Brandon Hamilton
    Holcomb was on his way back in April to Austin from Las Vegas after celebrating his birthday, but had a connecting flight in Phoenix. He says he had an allergic reaction to a support dog belonging to another passenger. American Airlines, in a statement, says it makes accommodations for dogs “American makes every effort to accommodate all passengers, including those traveling with and seated near service or support animals,” a statement read. Holcomb says the passenger offered to switch seats but after no one volunteered, a flight attendant and a pilot got involved. Holcomb says he questioned why he had...
  • Delta saves 41 stranded students with a private flight after American Airlines cancels trip

    06/11/2019 6:31:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News | Janine Puhak
    A group of fifth graders from Oklahoma arrived at their Washington, D.C. field trip in style, touching down in the nation’s capital on a private Delta Air Lines flight after their American Airlines trip was canceled at the last minute. On June 2, 41 fifth-grade students from Tulsa and their chaperones received the disappointing news that their American flight departing Will Rogers World Airport to Richmond, Va. for their highly anticipated school trip – which has been in the works for almost a year – was canceled, Though the carrier issued the group a refund, there were no alternative flights...
  • American Airlines may buy longest-range Airbus to plug Boeing gap

    06/08/2019 8:18:05 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | June 2019 | Carl Surran
    American Airlines (AAL +2.1%) is weighing whether to buy Airbus' (OTCPK:EADSY +3.2%) proposed A321XLR aircraft as a potential replacement for its aging fleet of 34 Boeing (BA +1.2%) 757-200 jets, Bloomberg reports. The proposed XLR variant plane, with a redesigned fuel tank that would extend the range of an existing long-distance A321 version by as many as 900 nautical miles, would be able to fly from American's Dallas hub to central Europe. American is one of a handful of carriers whose fleet decisions will play an outsized role as Airbus and Boeing vie for dominance in a middle-distance segment that...
  • 13 American Airlines passengers hospitalized with puzzling illness

    04/21/2019 6:44:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2019 | 7:47pm | Max Jaeger
    The group had been visiting the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador before passing through Miami, an American Airlines rep told the outlet. Three other members reported feeling ill but were not hospitalized. A chaperone told American that the 13 “ate the same thing” before falling sick. No one else on the flight showed symptoms, according to the airline. Officials described the symptoms as mild — though they were not immediately sure what caused them.
  • American Airlines removes family from flight over body odor complaints

    01/24/2019 5:48:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | Januar 24, 2019 | David K. Li
    American Airlines kicked a Michigan family off a plane in Florida on Wednesday night over what the airline said were complaints from other passengers about their body odor. Yossi Adler, his wife, Jennie, and their 19-month-old daughter were seated on a Miami-to-Detroit flight when ground crew asked them to step off the plane — and then the door closed behind them. "They said, 'Sir, people have complained that you have body odor,'" Adler told NBC News on Thursday. "I said: 'Excuse me? I need to get home. There is no body odor on me.'" The family, in Florida for a...