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American, Delta, United Websites Return to Normal after Google Software Outage Affects Flight Searches and Bookings

American, Delta, United Websites Return to Normal after Google Software Outage Affects Flight Searches and Bookings

The websites of multiple major U.S. airlines were effectively down for several hours Monday after the Google-owned company that provides price and flight information suffered an outage.
Websites for three carriers, namely American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines were unable to allow customers to display potential flights and book a trip for multiple hours, instead displaying error meesages.
The message “We didn’t find a match. Please choose different search options” …

American Airlines Celebrates AAdvantage Frequent-Flyer 40th Anniversary with Special Website and Contests

American Airlines Celebrates AAdvantage Frequent-Flyer 40th Anniversary with Special Website and Contests

American Airlines’ AAdvantage Frequent Flyer program turns 40 on May 1, and the airline is inviting the program’s members to celebrate.
The airline is offering members of the loyalty program the opportunity to win prizes and take advantage of special offers as part of the celebration.
Launched on May 1, 1981, the AAdvantage program is the second frequent-flyer program ever launched (the first was that of Texas International Airlines, which merged with …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2021

One year ago, we predicted that the “Great Moments” monthly feature would include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.  As of now, reports of reopenings after the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel will have to wait until the April 2022 edition, although reports of closings comprise the entirety of page three of this article.
Meanwhile, April, the fourth …

Airline Industry ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ for Uptick in Fall Travel

Airline Industry ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ for Uptick in Fall Travel

The airline industry could see a return to sustainable passenger traffic by fall, the head of a major industry group said.
Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Aviation Summit 2021 on Wednesday, Nicholas Calio, CEO of Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major U.S. carriers, said he was “cautiously optimistic” about a return to sustainable passenger levels.
Last week, American Airlines announced plans to return all of the aircraft …

Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The largest U.S. airlines said Wednesday they would work with the government to achieve net-zero carbon emission by the year 2050.
Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major U.S. carriers, said that its members, which include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, would pledge to work towards the rapid expansion of the production and deployment of commercially viable sustainable aviation fuel in order to make …

American to Return All Grounded Aircraft into Service by End of May

American to Return All Grounded Aircraft into Service by End of May

American Airlines plans to return all of the aircraft it grounded amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel to service by the end of May.
The news came via an internal memorandum to members of the IT department at the airline from Maya Leibman, its chief information officer
Noting that the airline has reached a load factor of almost 80% load on flights last week and that the past seven days preceding …

Two Passengers Get Into Fight on AA Flight Over Who Gets to Exit the Aircraft First

Two Passengers Get Into Fight on AA Flight Over Who Gets to Exit the Aircraft First

Two passengers got into a major fight over who would deplane first after an American Airlines flight landed at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sunday.
Flight 2275 from Los Angeles had pulled up to the gate around 6:30 p.m. local time when the fight broke out.
The news was first reported by the Arizona Republic.
One passenger, Victoria Reso, posted a video of the fight on Instagram.
“Fight broke out as the plane was …