Tag Archives: American Airlines

American And United To Furlough 32,000 Workers

Reuters reports: American Airlines and United Airlines, two of the largest U.S. carriers, said they were beginning furloughs of over 32,000 workers on Thursday as hopes faded for a last-minute bailout from Washington. Both airlines told employees, however, in memos seen by Reuters on Wednesday that they stood ready to reverse the furloughs, which affect about 13% of their workforces …

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Trump Cultist Stages Mask Dispute On American Flight

Mediaite reports: Pro-Trump personality David J. Harris Jr. held up an entire American Airlines flight on Saturday for apparently not complying with the company’s mask policy, and instead, made a scene in the noble fight to defend one’s personal “rights” to not wear a face-covering on board. “So because I declared that I have a medical reason to not wear …

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American Airlines Boots Off Mask Refuser [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: A video posted on Twitter on shows a plane full of people clapping as a woman is asked to leave an American Airlines flight due to not having the appropriate face covering. In the footage, the woman is seen removing her bags from the overhead bins as passengers are seated and ready to depart. All passengers and crew …

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Cruz Spox Denies He Flouted Mask Rules On Flight

The Dallas Morning News reports: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash over a photo on social media of the Texas Republican aboard an American Airlines flight without a required face mask. But the senator’s office said Cruz wasn’t flouting airline mandates and public health safeguards by taking off a mask, but “he temporarily removes the mask while eating or …

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American Airlines Bans Homocon For Mask Defiance

The New York Times reports: A conservative activist who is an ardent supporter of President Trump was barred by American Airlines on Thursday, one day after he was removed from a flight from LaGuardia Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport after he refused to wear a mask. The passenger, Brandon Straka, recorded his exchange with an airline employee on Wednesday after …

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American Airlines Cuts International Flights By 75%

Reuters reports: American Airlines Group Inc on Saturday said it will implement a phased suspension of nearly all long-haul international flights starting March 16, amid reduced demand and travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Between March 16 and May 6, American will reduce its international capacity by 75% on a year-over-year basis, it said in a statement, adding …

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Pilots Sue American Airlines To Stop China Flights

Axios reports: An American Airlines pilots’ union sued the company on Thursday to temporarily halt all flights between the U.S. and China, the Financial Times reports, citing “serious” health threats from the coronavirus. What they’re saying: “We estimate that as many as 300 passengers and crew travel to DFW alone from Chinese cities on each American Airlines flight,” said Eric …

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American Airlines Threatens To Change Ticketing Policy

The Associated Press reports: American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says his airline would be acting just like many other businesses when customers want to swap their ticket for a different flight or for another …

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Airlines To Trump: Don’t Use Us To Fly Migrant Children

Axios reports: American Airlines and United Airlines have cautioned the Trump administration against using their planes to transport immigrant children separated from their families — repudiating Trump’s controversial “zero tolerance” that had triggered widespread outrage. The airlines’ requests came as Trump said Wednesday he will sign an executive order “in a little while” that would end his administration’s separation of …

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American Airlines To Pay $45M In Price-Fixing Suit

Courthouse News reports: American Airlines agreed to pay $45 million to settle an antitrust class action accusing it of colluding with other domestic airlines to limit capacity and drive up fares, and will cooperate with the federal government as it pursues Delta and United. The Fort Worth-based airline settled under terms of a 20-page memorandum filed late Friday in District …

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Glitch Leaves Airline Without Pilots For Xmas Rush

CNBC reports: A scheduling glitch that allowed American Airlines pilots to take vacation at the same time has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period next month without pilots assigned to them. American Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, is now offering pilots 150 percent of hourly pay to work those dates, an airline spokesman said. The scheduling …

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CHICAGO: Passengers Use Escape Chutes After Jet Catches Fire On O’Hare Runway, Nine Injuries [VIDEO]

By coincidence, today was O’Hare’s fire drill day and they’d issued social media messages telling people not to worry if they saw anything unusual. DNA Info reports: A harrowing scene played out at O’Hare Airport Friday afternoon after an American Airlines flight caught fire on a runway, forcing 170 people to flee the plane on inflated slides as huge flames …

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American Airlines Joins Pride Parade

Paging Franklin Graham!

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Headline Of The Day

This time it was a flight from Miami to Paris and somebody did end up in handcuffs and charged with interfering with a flight crew.

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