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American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …

American Airlines to Fight Cancer with Plane-Naming Campaign

American Airlines to Fight Cancer with Plane-Naming Campaign

American Airlines announced on Monday it will raise money for Stand Up to Cancer by offering the opportunity to include a friend or family member’s name on one of its planes with a donation of $25.
The intent of the campaign is for the donor to add the name of a cancer survivor, someone who is currently fighting cancer, or someone who lost the battle with cancer to the name of …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2019

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman dictator Gauis Julius Caesar. Before that, it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The month is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather. The ancient Romans blamed Sirius, the Dog Star, which was believed to be a precursor to the …

American Airlines MD-80 Retrospective: The ‘Workhorse’ of the Fleet to Make Final Flight in Early September

America Airlines, at one time the world’s largest operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, will accelerate the aircraft’s retirement.
The airline had previously announced plans to fully retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet by the end of 2019
“On September 4, we will retire our last 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft,” the airline said in a memo to employees. “The aircraft was the workhouse of our fleet throughout the 1980s and beyond.”
The …

American Airlines Shuttle New York-LaGuardia – Boston – Flight Review

With the acquisition of US Airways, American Airlines became the operator of one of the hourly air shuttle services operating in the northeast United States.
The original premise of the shuttle was simple. It would link Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., no reservations were needed, passengers could buy their tickets on board, there were no reserved seats, and passengers merely had to show up at the terminal. Eastern kept an …

American Airlines Hits Wi-Fi Milestone

American Airlines Hits Wi-Fi Milestone

American Airlines said Monday that it now offers in-flight Internet on its entire “long-term” mainline narrow-body fleet of aircraft and that it now offers access to high-speed satellite Internet and live television on more aircraft than any other airline.
The world’s largest airline currently operates 964 wide- and narrow-body aircraft. Its fleet is a mix of Airbus, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas aircraft as well as narrow-body aircraft from Embraer. Out of …

American Airlines Execs Will Be the First Passengers When the Boeing 737 Max Returns to the Skies

American Airlines Execs Will Be the First Passengers When the Boeing 737 Max Returns to the Skies

American Airlines managers and executives will serve as passengers on Boeing 737 Max flights the airline will operate once the beleaguered aircraft has been cleared to return to the skies but before the airline begins to operate revenue flights.
The plan was announced by the airline’s CEO, Doug Parker, at the company’s annual shareholder meeting earlier in the week.
Meanwhile, U.S. regulators have not signaled a timeframe for the 737 Max to …