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American Airlines to Simplify Beverage Service on Very Short Flights

American Airlines to Simplify Beverage Service on Very Short Flights

American Airlines announced Thursdsay that it will offer a short-haul beverage service on flights of 250 miles or less.
The change goes into effect June 1 and will impact routes such as Dallas/Fort Worth to Austin, San Antonio, and Tulsa, New York (JFK) to Boston and Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
The change was announced via an internal memorandum to flight crews.
“Beginning June 1, all mainline markets less than …

Passenger Attempts to Open Cockpit Door on American Flight to Honolulu

Passenger Attempts to Open Cockpit Door on American Flight to Honolulu

A passenger on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu tried to breach the cockpit while en route.
“Due to a disturbance during the flight, the crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft upon landing in Honolulu,” the airline said in a statement.
Flight 31, which left Los Angeles International Airport at 8:45 a.m. local time, was escorted to Honolulu by two F-22 fighter jets. The flight landed early …

A Lack of Civility: The State of Air Travel Today

If you go solely by what you read in Facebook and Twitter feeds, air travel has gone to hell. From a bloodied doctor being dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago to an in-flight brawl on an ANA flight to fights over the placement of a birthday cake on JetBlue, one could come away with the conclusion that air travel today is miserable at best.
These, along very public images …

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

As part of a major reshuffling at Los Angeles International Airport, 15 airlines began to move over the weekend some or all of their operations to a different terminal at the facility.
The move, part of LAX’ “massive modernization effort” according to Sean Burton, president of the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners, started late Friday night and will continue into the beginning of the week, albeit only during …

American to Link Dallas with Rome, Amsterdam

American to Link Dallas with Rome, Amsterdam

American Airlines announced that it plans to offer new seasonal service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to both Rome and Amsterdam later this month.
The carrier will operate both routes daily through September.
American will use a Boeing 777-200ER on its service to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. The plane is outfitted with 37 lie-flat seats in business class, 58 seats in Main Cabin Extra, and 194 seats in economy. Business-class seats …

Lobby Bar – May 5: Pasta’s Worst Enemy, a Blast from the Past, Cognitive Toys, and Shrinking Planes

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Bored? Perhaps Just hungry. Join Jonathan Spira for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and find out why Mr. Spira was inspired to create his own show, “Jonathan and the Concession Stand.” Hint: it’s because he spent more time there than with the audience.
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American Airlines to Offer Reduced Legroom on Some Aircraft

American Airlines to Offer Reduced Legroom on Some Aircraft

American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, said Wednesday it plans to reduce the amount of legroom in coach on some of its planes.
The Fort Worth-based airline plans to reduce the seat pitch on its new Boeing 737-800 Max aircraft from 31” to 30” in most rows and from 31” to 29” in the last three rows to make room for more seats in the cabin.
The airline didn’t specify who will …