Tag Archives: American Airlines

Deranged Passenger Forces Emergency Landing

The New York Times reports: An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., made a rapid emergency landing in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday afternoon after an unruly passenger tried to break into the cockpit and then attempted to open an exit door, witnesses said. The passenger was subdued by crew members and other passengers. He was taken …

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Maskhole Forces Return Of Miami To London Flight

CNN reports: An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday. “American Airlines flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to a disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement,” American Airlines said in a statement. Local law enforcement met the flight …

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Passenger Storms Cockpit, Damages Controls [VIDEO]

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A passenger was arrested after reportedly breaking into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight Tuesday, while boarding was underway, officials said. American Airlines officials confirmed the incident happened in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, as people were boarding a flight for Miami, Florida. The airline said a passenger entered the open flight deck and caused …

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Airline Apologizes For Pilot’s “Let’s Go Brandon” Sticker

The New York Post reports: American Airlines went viral after responding to a Twitter user Saturday who complained about a pilot because he had a “Let’s Go Brandon” sticker on his luggage. A Twitter user who has since made her Twitter account private took a picture of the sticker and sent it to the airline, asking if they accept “cowardly …

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Federal Charge For Man Who Assaulted Flight Crew

CBS News reports: A 20-year-old Irvine man has been federally charged with attacking a flight attendant aboard an American Airlines flight from New York to Orange County last week, forcing the plane to be diverted to Denver. The U.S. Attorney’s Office reported Monday that Brian Hsu has been charged with interference with a flight crew and assault within the special …

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American Airlines Cancels Over 1000 Flights [Video]

CNBC reports: American Airlines has canceled more than 1,000 flights since Friday, disruptions it blamed on staffing problems and high winds at its busiest hub. . American’s COO David Seymour said in a staff note on Saturday that the problems started with high wind gusts on Thursday that cut capacity at its Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport hub and that crew …

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JFK Flight Diverted After Anti-Mask Violence [VIDEO]

Los Angeles’s CBS News affiliate reports: An American Airlines flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on its way to John Wayne Airport diverted to Denver International after a passenger assaulted a female flight attendant over what witnesses said was a dispute about wearing a mask. Mackenzie Rose, another passenger on the flight, told CBSLA that the …

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Three More Airlines Join Employee Vaccine Mandate

The Associated Press reports: American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue are joining United Airlines in requiring employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as the Biden administration steps up pressure on major U.S. carriers to require the shots. The airlines provide special flights, cargo hauling and other services for the government. The companies say that makes them government contractors who are …

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MIA Passenger Leaves By Opening Emergency Exit

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A passenger on a flight that arrived in Miami from Colombia was apprehended after exiting the plane before it reached the terminal. According to police, the passenger opened an emergency door and jumped onto the wing of the aircraft as it was pulling into its designated gate. It happened at approximately 7:16 p.m. Wednesday. Local …

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DOJ Suit To Challenge JetBlue-American Partnership

Market Watch reports: The Justice Department is preparing to file a lawsuit challenging American Airlines Group Inc.’s partnership with JetBlue Airways Corp. on antitrust grounds, according to people familiar with the matter. The lawsuit, which could come as soon as Tuesday, is expected to argue that the recently forged alliance threatens competition and higher fares, the people said. American and …

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Dem Senator Raises Alarm On JetBlue/American Deal

Reuters reports: Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who has been outspoken on antitrust issues, expressed concern to the Transportation Department on Friday that a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways would lead to higher airfares. The airlines’ “Northeast Alliance” partnership was announced in July 2020 and approved by the Transportation Department six months later, shortly before the end of …

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Man Arrested After Meltdown On Flight [VIDEO]

Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate reports: A man was arrested after an outburst on a flight landing at Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday. According to a passenger who posted videos of the outburst on social media, the incident happened on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles into Salt Lake City. In one of three videos, the …

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American Airlines Passenger Duct-Taped To Seat After Assaulting Crew, Attempting To Open Door Mid-Flight

The New York Post reports: An apparently unhinged woman was duct-taped to an airplane seat last week after she allegedly attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the aircraft in midflight. Video posted on social media showed the gray-haired woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body seemingly taped to the …

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Covidiot High Schoolers Force Cancellation Of Flight

Charlotte’s ABC News affiliate reports: Passengers on American Airlines Flight 893 to Nassau, Bahamas were in a position to depart Monday when a group of high school students decided to stage a mask rebellion that lasted for hours. “Some people’s vacations are ruined. They were only going for a couple of nights. Now, they have to get rebooked,” passenger Stephanie …

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Staffing Crunch Forces Hundreds Of Canceled Flights

CNBC reports: American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights this weekend due to staffing shortages, maintenance and other issues, challenges facing the carrier as travel demand surges toward pre-pandemic levels. Delta Air Lines canceled more than 300 flights last Thanksgiving weekend and scores of others during Christmas during a pilot shortage. The weekend’s disruptions, reported earlier by the View …

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American: No Booze Sales Until Mask Mandate Expires

CNBC reports: American Airlines said it won’t sell alcoholic beverages in the main cabin through Sept. 13, when the federal mask mandate is set to expire. It will still offer alcohol beverages in first and business class but only in flight. “Over the past week we’ve seen some of these stressors create deeply disturbing situations on board aircraft,” Brady Byrnes, …

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American Airlines Blasts Texas Voter Suppression Bill

Via press release from American Airlines: Earlier this morning, the Texas State Senate passed legislation with provisions that limit voting access. To make American’s stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it. As a Texas-based business, we must stand up for the rights of our team members and customers who call Texas home, and honor …

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American Airlines Cancels Furloughs For 13K Workers

Yahoo News reports: American Airlines is “happily” canceling over 10,000 furloughs as Congress’ new COVID-19 relief bill heads to President Biden’s desk. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom told employees on Wednesday that after Congress passed the new $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that includes more funding for the Payroll Support Program, it will be canceling 13,000 …

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FAA Grounds Regional Carrier For Overdue Inspections

CNN Business reports: PSA Airlines, one of American Airlines’ largest operators of regional flights, has been “temporarily grounded” by the Federal Aviation Administration for an inspection issue on nearly all of its planes, according to an internal email obtained by CNN. American Airlines tells CNN that 230 of its flights operated by PSA Airlines have been canceled so far, leaving …

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American Airlines To Offer At-Home Tests For Fliers

The Verge reports: American Airlines is about to start offering at-home COVID-19 tests to domestic fliers in order to help them meet various state travel restriction requirements, the company announced Tuesday. The airline is partnering with direct-to-consumer home testing company LetsGetChecked, which will sell the tests for $129 on top of the cost of travel. The at-home tests help travelers …

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