The pilot of an American Airlines plane died en route from Phoenix to Boston early on Monday.
The plane took off from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport shortly after midnight local time and made an emergency landing in Syracuse around 7:00 a.m. EDT.
A crew member notified air traffic control in Syracuse of the situation. “Captain is incapacitated,” he said according to a recording posted at LiveATC.net.
American Airlines Flight 550, which was …
The tug of war between American Airlines and Delta Air Lines on service to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport is not quite over.
Delta filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation asking the agency to take away American’s route authority to Haneda.
“American apparently has no intention of inaugurating the service as promised,” Delta, which now wants the slot back, said in the complaint.
American took over the route authority on October …
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American Airlines announced that it will begin new service between Dallas and Merida, Mexico on March 3, 2016. The carrier will operate the service five times a week.
Flights are scheduled to depart Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at Manuel Crescencio Rejon International Airport in Merida at 2:50 p.m. From Merida, flights will depart at 3:50 p.m. and arrive in Dallas/Fort Worth at 6:20 p.m.
Merida, located in …
American Airlines Shopping for New Dreamliner and 777 Business-Class Seats, Files Court Action Against Current Supplier
American Airlines said Thursday it will find a new supplier for business-class seats for some of its twin-aisle aircraft and went to court seeking damages from its current supplier.
Zodiac Aerospace has been the supplier of lie-flat business seats used on the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as well as on recently reconfigured 777-200 airliners but has been slow in delivering them for installation on American’s aircraft, which last year delayed the …
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American Airlines flights ground to a halt Thursday amidst computer issues, both the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration reported.
Flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International, Miami International, and Chicago O’Hare International airports were impacted. The FAA said that flights “will not be allowed to depart until or after 11:30 am PDT.”
“We’re working to resolve technical issues and apologize for the inconvenience,” the airline repeatedly said on Twitter.
“What’s going …