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Pilots’ Union: American Airlines Left 20K Standby Passengers Behind At The Gate

For an airline, taking off on time is crucial to maintain a good on-time performance rating. But in an effort to keep those numbers up, a pilots’ union says American Airlines is abdandoning thousands of standby passengers at the gate. [More]

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American Airlines Flight Attendants Will Get Alternative To Allegedly Itchy Uniforms

The itchy saga of American Airlines flight attendants who have had problems with the company’s new uniforms has turned a corner, though it might not be the resolution that makes everyone totally happy: The carrier has tapped another vendor to make a polyester alternative to the woolen outfits that have allegedly been causing rashes, hives, and headaches. [More]

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Blind Woman “Humiliated” After American Airlines Removes Her & Guide Dog From Flight

A blind woman who says she’s never had an issue flying with her guide dog in 30 years claims she was “humiliated and traumatized” after American Airlines kicked her and her guide dog off a flight recently. [More]

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American Airlines CEO: Uniform Crisis A “Difficult” Issue, But There Won’t Be A Recall

Almost six months after American Airlines flight attendants started complaining that their new uniforms were giving them hives, headaches, and rashes, the carrier’s CEO is admitting that it’s a major problem, while insisting that American won’t issue the recall of the clothing that employees have asked for. [More]

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Thousands Of Flights Cancelled Today And Tomorrow Because Of Massive Winter Storm

If you were planning to travel to the Northeast this week, you’ll probably need to change your itinerary, as more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled in advance of a massive snowstorm.. [More]

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American Airlines’ “Simplified” Boarding Process Now Has 9 Boarding Groups

In an attempt to better serve passengers and, you know, get things moving, airlines have been revamping their boarding processes in recent years, from Delta Air Lines employees pre-load carry-on bags to Southwest’s changes to family boarding. American will soon debut its proposed solution to this problem, by increasing the number of boarding groups to nine.
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American Airlines Unveils Routes For Basic Economy Fares

A few weeks back, American Airlines said it would soon begin offering a new “Basic Economy” fare that offers discounts in exchange for travelers giving up their ability to choose a seat or use the overhead bins. Now the airline has begun selling these lower-cost tickets on certain routes, at a savings of around $20 per leg of a flight. [More]

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American Airlines Regional Plane Returns To Runway After Striking Deer

Occasionally, we’ll hear of a plane returning to the airport after colliding with a bird or birds upon takeoff –including one incident that resulted in a two-foot dent in a nose of an aircraft — but you don’t often hear about flights returning after other animal strikes. Yet, that’s what happened today when an American Airlines regional jet struck a deer on the runway and began leaking fuel.  [More]

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Maintenance Workers Find 31 Pounds Of Cocaine Hidden In Nose Of American Airlines Plane

Though it’s not uncommon to hear that someone shoved an ungodly amount of cocaine nose-ward, it’s an entirely different story when it’s 31 pounds of the stuff that’s been hidden in the nose gear of a commercial airliner. [More]

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Southwest Airlines Has No Plans For No-Frills Basic Economy

Not that long ago, Southwest Airlines was considered a relatively no-frills airline, at least when compared to the other major carriers. Then all the competition started charging for checked bags, while Southwest says it’s given “no thought whatsoever” to the idea. The new trend among the big airlines is to offer “Basic Economy” fares that won’t even let you use the overhead storage bin, but Southwest says it won’t go this route either. [More]

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American Airlines Ditching Seatback TVs In Some New Planes. Will They Be Missed?

Not that long ago, “in-flight entertainment” consisted of having to crane your neck to watch a bland, inoffensive movie on shared screens — and that’s assuming your headphones worked. Then individual seat-back screens expanded viewing options; more movies, shows, and games to choose from. But with nearly everyone now carrying some sort of personal entertainment device, are these small screens necessary? American Airlines doesn’t think so. [More]

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Senator Takes Aim At American Airlines For Charging Extra For Access Overhead Bins

Odds are, if an airline finds a way to charge travelers yet another add-on fee, New York Sen. Charles Schumer will be close behind, expressing his displeasure. This time, the lawmaker has American Airlines’s new Basic Economy fare in his sights. [More]

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Man Pleads Guilty To Groping Teen On American Airlines Flight

Seven months after an Oregon man was accused of groping a 13-year-old girl traveling alone on an American Airlines flight, the man has pleaded guilty.  [More]

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American Airlines’ New ‘Basic Economy’ Fare Means You Board Last & No Bag In Overhead Bin

There seems to be a new fare class emerging in air travel lately, essentially dividing the coach cabin between those who can use the overhead bin space, and those who cannot: after United Airlines introduced a cheaper ticket option called a “Basic Economy” fare in November, American Airlines is following suit with — whaddya know? — a “Basic Economy” fare. [More]

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What Is Making American Airlines Flight Attendants Sick?

For months, American Airlines flight attendants have claimed their new uniforms are causing itchy rashes and hives, while the airline and the maker of the uniform have denied any problem with the apparel. Which raises the question: If it’s not the uniforms, then what is making the flight attendants sick? [More]

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Delta Air Lines To Provide Diversity Training To All Employees

Between removing unruly or disruptive passengers from flights to denying boarding to travelers with service animals, the way in which airline employees handle tense situations with consumers has come to the forefront. Today, Delta Air Lines announced it would better prepare its employees for these encounters with diversity training.  [More]

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Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

In many cases, airlines will do everything they can to accommodate passengers with severe allergies: from refraining from passing out complimentary peanuts to allowing travelers to board early to prepare their spaces. But one group claims that American Airline’s policies aren’t so accommodating, filing a federal complaint against the carrier. [More]

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Company That Makes American Airlines Uniforms Says Controversial Clothing Is Safe

The back and forth over American Airlines’ controversial new uniforms is continuing on into the new year: the company that makes the uniforms is defending the garments against thousands of flight attendants who say they’re causing itchy rashes and hives, asserting that they’re perfectly safe. [More]