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American Airlines Airbus A321T Transcon Fleet to Undergo Refurbishment

American Airlines Airbus A321T Transcon Fleet to Undergo Refurbishment

American Airlines will update the interiors of its fleet of Airbus A321T aircraft, according to people familiar with the matter.
The airline is the world’s largest operator of the A321, and the A321T is the subfleet the airline uses for its premium transcon service.
The work is being performed simultaneously with scheduled heavy maintenance checks.  The airline said that all of the seats, lavatories, closets, and galleys will be “removed and refurbished.”  …

American Airlines Mechanic Charged with Sabotaging Aircraft Navigation System Before Flight

American Airlines Mechanic Charged with Sabotaging Aircraft Navigation System Before Flight

A Miami-based American Airlines aircraft mechanic was charged on Thursday with sabotage after he tampered with an aircraft’s navigation system.
Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani was frustrated with the slow pace of union negotiations with American Airlines, he told authorities.  He is said to have glued foam inside a tube leading from outside the plane to its air data module, a component of the aircraft’s navigation system that gathers critical flight data …

American Retires Its Last McDonnell Douglas MD-80s, the Onetime ‘Backbone’ of the Fleet

America Airlines, at one time the world’s largest operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, retired its remaining 26 MD-80s on Wednesday.
The airline had previously announced plans to fully retire its McDonnell Douglas MD-80 fleet by the end of 2019, but accelerated the process.
The disappearance of the MD-80 from American’s fleet also means the end of the line for the airline’s logo and livery that was on its aircraft since 1968.   …

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until December 19, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the six-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The three U.S. airlines …

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines to Add New Flights to Alaska and Montana

American Airlines said it will add new seasonal flights to Big Sky Country in Montana from New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, as well as three new routes to Alaska, all starting next spring.
The airline plans to introduce daily service to Bozeman, Montana, from Los Angeles as well as Saturday service to Bozeman from Philadelphia and New York’s La Guardia Airport, starting in June 2020.  At the same time, it …

American Airlines to Launch Flights to Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague

American Airlines to Launch Flights to Tel Aviv, Casablanca, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague

American Airlines announced five new international seasonal routes on Thursday, including its first flight to Africa.
The world’s largest airline will add thrice-weekly non-stop service from Philadelphia to Casablanca starting June 4.  In addition, it will place Israel back on its destination map with thrice-weekly non-stop service to Tel Aviv from its hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport starting September 9.
In May, American will launch service from its Chicago O’Hare hub to …

American Airlines to Offer Priority Access to Corporate Customers

American Airlines to Offer Priority Access to Corporate Customers

American Airlines announced it will extend Priority Access benefits to all passengers traveling on the airline on tickets issued using American Airlines Corporate Travel Agreements.  The news was announced at the Global Business Travel Association’s convention in Chicago.
The move allows passengers to select preferred seats on American-operated flights and utilize Priority Access check-in, priority boarding with Group 4, and access to the priority line at the airport’s security checkpoint.  Such …