Tag: American Airlines

Passengers Evacuated By Emergency Slide at London Heathrow

Reading Time: 2 minutes Passengers have been forced to evacuate an American Airlines flight in London today due to smoke in the cabin. The incident happened at 12.30 pm at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, with around a dozen people having to use the emergency slides to get out of the plane. Emergency services have been called to the scenes […]

Six US Airlines Granted Permission to Operate Cuba Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes Six US airlines have been granted permission by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin scheduled flights between the US and Cuba in the autumn. The awards follow last December’s bilateral agreement between the US and Cuba to restart scheduled commercial flights between the countries. The route authorities were approved for non-Havana services; DOT […]

American Airlines Strikes a Deal With ViaSat To Bring Satellite WiFi To 100 Planes

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has gone non-Gogo, striking a deal with Southern Californian communications company ViaSat to bring satellite-powered WiFi to 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts by September of next year. The deal comes in the wake of some fairly tense dealings between the airline and Gogo, whose traditional in-flight WiFi speeds (and near ubiquity) have been […]

American Airlines Exec Blames TSA Screening Delays For Over 70,000 Passengers Missing Flights

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 70,000 American Airlines customers have missed their flights this year and 40,000 checked bags failed to be loaded on scheduled flights because of airport screening delays, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional panel on Thursday. A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario […]

American Airlines Gets Its First Alabama-Made Airbus A321

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines has claimed its first Alabama-made Airbus A321 passenger jet after a ceremony at the manufacturer’s production facility at Mobile Aeroplex. The A321, sporting American’s logo and colors, is the second aircraft to leave the assembly line at Airbus’ new $600 million Alabama plant. The first – named “BluesMobile” — went to JetBlue on […]

American Airlines Receives First US-Produced A321

Reading Time: < 1 minute Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has taken delivery of its first US-produced Airbus A321 from the Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility. American Airlines SVP-integrated operations David Seymour said having the Airbus final assembly line (FAL) in the US “has simplified our delivery process.” The American Airlines A321 had its first flight on April 19. On April […]

Mid-Air Emergency Forces American Airlines Flight Back to Heathrow

Reading Time: < 1 minute AN American Airlines flight on its way to Miami has had to fly back to London after declaring a mid-air emergency. Flight AA57 turned around over the English Channel and has flown back to London Heathrow. The emergency appears to have been caused by a “maintenance issue” and the flight landed back in the English […]

American Airlines Offers Up Mixed Q1 Earnings Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) reported its first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company said it had $1.25 in earnings per share (EPS) on $9.4 billion in revenue, compared to consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters of $1.19 in EPS on revenue of $9.44 billion. In the same period of last […]

Aviation Committee OKs 5 New O’Hare Gates For American Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Chicago City Council’s aviation committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan by American Airlines to add five new gates at O’Hare International Airport, the first major expansion to gate capacity since Terminal 5 was built in 1993. The new gates, which will be in Terminal 3 and are intended for regional jets, are expected […]

US Carriers Apply to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba. The flood of filings, submitted March 2, come after the US and Cuba announced an agreement in February to resume scheduled commercial air service. Services are expected to begin late […]