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American Airlines to cancel 115 flights daily over 737 MAX

Apr 15, 2019 - 4:50 PM

American Airlines' fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is grounded until August 19

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 11, 2019 a Boeing 737 flown by American Airlines passes by the Lockheed Martin building as it takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. - American Airlines announced April 14, 2019, it would scrap some 115 flights per day in the coming months because its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes is being grounded until August 19. America's leading airline had previously only planned to keep the planes out of commission until June 5, with Boeing facing intense scrutiny after 157 people died in an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash on March 10 -- the second deadly crash involving the aircraft in five months.The global fleet of 737 MAX planes has been barred from flying since mid-March. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

U.S. scolds China over 'Orwellian' airline demands

May 06, 2018 - 9:09 AM

US President Donald Trump will stand up for Americans resisting efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to impose Chinese political correctness on American companies and citizens, says a White House statement

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? China seeks to impose its version of 'political correctness' on American air carriers. Image courtesy of American Airlines

American Airlines apologizes for kicking G-League players off flight, accusing them of stealing blankets

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:52 AM

Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell of the Memphis Hustle were not treated very well on a Christmas Eve flight to South Dakota

TERRIBLE TIME. Marquis Teague (R) and Trahson Burrell were accused of stealing blankets from first class, when they had been given them by first class passengers. File photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images/AFP

Sobbing mother video prompts controversy for American Airlines

Apr 23, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The viral video shows a distraught mother carrying her baby boarding the plane moments after the flight attendant had apparently forcibly taken a stroller from her

VIRAL. The video shows a distraught mother carrying her baby boarding the plane moments after the flight attendant had apparently forcibly taken a stroller from her, with other passengers registering shock. Screenshot from Surain Adyanthaya's Facebook video

Jason Derulo calls out American Airlines for 'racial discrimination'

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Jason Derulo says he was met by 15 police officers after he asked to deplane due to having to pay 6000 for excess baggage

US restores regular flights to Cuba

Feb 16, 2016 - 8:03 PM

UPDATED Regular US Cuba flights are set to resume for the first time in more than half a century

epa05164940 US Secretary of Transportation Anthony R. Foxx (L) and Cuba's Transportation Minister Adel Yzquierdo (R) pose with signed documents of a memorandum of understanding between the governments of the USA and Cuba including civil aviation regulations and direct routes between Cuba and the US for the first time in over fifty years, in Havana, Cuba, 16 February 2016. Direct commercial flights between the US and Cuba could begin in late 2016 under the agreement formally signed on 16 February. Up to 20 US flights per day to Havana and up to 10 flights to each of nine other airports will be allowed under the deal to be signed by the US and Cuban ministers in Havana. EPA/ALEJANDRO ERNESTO

Falling oil prices mean cheaper air fares – US experts

Feb 01, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Both airlines and travellers are benefiting from the drop in oil prices

epa04408418 Arriving travelers use Automated Passport Control (APC) system at O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 at the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 19 September 2014. The 20th World Route Development Forum, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, will take place in Chicago from 20 to 23 September. Executives from over 120 countries and 300 airlines are expected to attend the event. EPA/KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI

PAL, Cebu Pacific oppose anew UAE air talks

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:15 PM

PAL says the Philippine air panel should learn from the bitter experience of major US airlines in dealing with UAE counterparts

UNFAIR COMPETITION? The Philippines' major airlines are opposing again the request of UAE counterparts for additional flights between the two jurisdictions. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

New American Airlines emerges as world's top carrier

Dec 10, 2013 - 9:17 AM

The new American Airlines Group is a goliath providing nearly 6 700 daily flights to more than 330 destinations in more than 50 countries

AVIATION BEHEMOTH. American Airlines jet with the company's new tail logo sits at a gate at O'Hare Airport on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

American Airlines, US Air to form largest US carrier

Feb 15, 2013 - 9:50 AM

American Airlines and US Airways announce a long expected merger that would create the largest US airline giving them more weight in an industry that has steadily consolidated in recent years

BIGGEST AIRLINE. The merger of American Airline and US Airways is the latest in the global industry consolidation and creates the biggest carrier in the US. Photo by AFP

American, US Airways boards approve deal: report

Feb 14, 2013 - 9:18 AM

The deal which would create the largest US airline company by revenue requires approval from antitrust regulators as well as a US bankruptcy court

Image courtesy of American Airlines.

American, US Airways near mega-merger

Feb 12, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Officials from the two companies declined to comment but The Wall Street Journal reported that their boards are scheduled to meet separately on Wednesday and a deal could be disclosed by Thursday

Image courtesy of American Airlines.