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Aerie Stops Airbrushing Lingerie Models, Sales Go Up

When American Eagle announced last January that it would feature non-airbrushed models in ads for its Aerie lingerie line, many applauded the move as a refreshing step away from the perfect bodies and blemish-free appearance of other models. And now the company has some applauding of its own to do, after announcing that since that decision, sales of the Aerie line are up. [More]

American Airlines Tells Parents To Not Put Baby In Safety Seat Because It Will Delay Takeoff

American Airlines Tells Parents To Not Put Baby In Safety Seat Because It Will Delay Takeoff

I probably fly about as much as the average American adult, but even in my modest travels I’ve had some odd, seemingly nit-picky reasons for takeoff delays — a broken coffee machine, a toilet that didn’t have enough “blue juice” in the tank and had to be manually filled — that held up the flight for 30 minutes or more. But the crew of an American Airlines commuter plane recently determined that taking a minute to ensure the safety of a baby was less important than avoiding an FAA fine for a late departure. [More]

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Either American Eagle Is Playing An Early April Fool’s Joke, Or Spray-On Jeans Are Real

When any clothing item appears to come in a can, one might reasonably assume that a retailer is messing with people. But if American Eagle is punking the public with its “AEO Skinny Skinny Jeans” as seen in a new ad on its site, it’s pretty darn early for April Fool’s Day. [More]

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American Eagle Pilot Arrested Because Drinking & Driving A Plane Is A Huge No-No

Just as drinking and driving is not to be tolerated, boozing and piloting a plane is also frowned upon by law enforcement, especially if you happen to be a commercial pilot about to fly a whole lot of passengers thousands of miles. An American Eagle pilot was removed from a plane he was preparing to fly from Minneapolis to New York City early this morning and arrested after failing an alcohol-breath test. [More]

KDFW in Texas is experiencing major weather-related delays and cancellations.

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled As Bad Weather Wreaks Havoc On Holiday Travel

Given the sheer number of flights that have been canceled today — and stand to be canceled and delayed in the coming hours — it’s possible you’re reading this from the discomfort of an airport or in the house of that family member you’d hoped to be saying goodbye to for another year. [More]

Locking Yourself Inside An Airplane Cockpit Is One Way To Get Yourself Arrested

Locking Yourself Inside An Airplane Cockpit Is One Way To Get Yourself Arrested

Not that we suggest in any way that anyone try storming a jetway to hole up in a locked airplane cockpit, but if you’re going to do it, you should probably expect to end up in jail. [More]

Too-Tense Flight Attendant Booted From Flight For Telling Passengers To Leave Plane “If They Have The Balls”

Too-Tense Flight Attendant Booted From Flight For Telling Passengers To Leave Plane “If They Have The Balls”

After all the stories of flight attendants who were perhaps a little too eager to toss passengers off flights for minor infractions, it’s a refreshing change of pace to read about a flight attendant who had to be removed from a delayed plane for taking his frustrations out on passengers. [More]

American Airlines Looking To Spin Off American Eagle

American Airlines Looking To Spin Off American Eagle

American Airlines is planning to spin off its American Eagle regional carrier later this year in an effort to cut costs. There’s a possibility that this divestiture could actually end up offering more options to consumers who travel to destinations served by these smaller airlines. [More]

The Airlines That Make Us Hate to Fly

The Airlines That Make Us Hate to Fly

Air travelers all have and use their own horror stories to determine which airline is the worst one around. But which U.S. carrier is statistically the worst company flying? American Eagle. [More]

10 Top Retail Chains That Are Shrinking

10 Top Retail Chains That Are Shrinking

Apparently, people haven’t been spending their unemployment checks at the mall in recent months, because a large number of prominent retail clothing and food chains — from Abercrombie & Fitch to Winn-Dixie — are being forced to shutter stores in the wake of the economic downturn. [More]

American Eagle Wants A Note From Charles Schwab Before They'll Accept My $15 Return

American Eagle Wants A Note From Charles Schwab Before They'll Accept My $15 Return

Tiffany tells Consumerist that she thought that returning a pair of $15 sunglasses to an American Eagle store would be a simple transaction. This seems sensible enough. What she didn’t know that her bank issuing her a new credit card was simply too much for the chain’s computers. Bringing in her credit card statement wasn’t enough, and now store employees now insist that she have her bank issue her a personalized letter in order to issue the refund. [More]

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Copycat, Copycat: American Eagle Outfitters Wins Injunction Against Payless Shoes

Copycat, Copycat: American Eagle Outfitters Wins Injunction Against Payless Shoes

Have you noticed that Payless Shoes is starting to sell American Eagle Outfitters merchandise? Well, they’re not. They bought a a footwear brand called American Eagle from another company and (allegedly) redesigned it to look like American Eagle Outfitters’ merchandise.

American Eagle Kicks Autistic Child And His Mother Off Plane

American Eagle Kicks Autistic Child And His Mother Off Plane

On Monday, an American Eagle flight which was in the process of taxiing at the Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina turned around to kick 2-and-a-half-year-old Jarett Farell (pictured left) and his mother Janice off of the plane. According to WTVD, the unhappy toddler was crying loudly and after a few warnings, the decision to turn the plane around was made. Janice Farell contends that the crew was very short-tempered and unsympathetic toward her and her son and that everything would have been ok if it weren’t for the flight attendant who kept upsetting Jarett. American Airlines claims they did nothing wrong. Details, inside…

5 Airlines You Shouldn't Trust With Your Luggage

5 Airlines You Shouldn't Trust With Your Luggage

The Department of Transportation’s 2007 Air Travel Consumer Report is out. Here are the 5 airlines with the most baggage handling complaints per customer in 2007. Better luck next year!

American Airlines Baggage Chief: "There's A Lot Of Opportunity For Failure"

American Airlines Baggage Chief: "There's A Lot Of Opportunity For Failure"

The New York Times is taking a look at American Airlines’ recent effort to improve their checked baggage operation. Who would have thought that dirty printers were causing lost baggage?

Workers at American found that printers that produce adhesive tags for bags were often dirty. That made bar codes hard to read, leading to misdirected bags. Regular wiping of the printer heads helped, but even with a clean printer, the bar code readers are only about 90 to 92 percent accurate, said Denise P. Wilewski, manager of airport services for American here.

SoHo Fire Ruins Millions in Prada

SoHo Fire Ruins Millions in Prada

A fire in 575 Broadway occurred over the weekend with no loss of life, but perhaps over $5 million worth of loss to the Prada store, according to Gothamist. Other stores in the building, including American Eagle, also are pretty much smoked, as well as office spaces above, home to the likes of companies like Take 2, of Grand Theft Auto infamy.