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American Airlines Recognizes Long-Time Employees for a Combined 10,000 Years of Service

American Airlines Recognizes Long-Time Employees for a Combined 10,000 Years of Service

At an event on Tuesday in Dallas, Texas, American Airlines honored employees who had achieved a 45-year milestone with the company. The group of over 200 included pilots who had hit a 35-year milestone given their mandatory retirement age.
All combined, the employees’ tenure with American totaled almost 10,000 years.
The honored started their careers at various airlines that eventually merged to form today’s American Airlines, including Air Cal, Allegheny, American, Lake …

American Retires 20 MD-80 Aircraft in One Day

American Retires 20 MD-80 Aircraft in One Day

American Airlines, once the largest operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft, retired 20 of the venerable jets on Tuesday.
“We told ourselves we weren’t going to cry! It’s a bittersweet day as we retire 20 of our MD-80s to make room for our new aircraft,” the airline said on its Facebook page.
The planes are being flown to the Roswell Air Center in New Mexico where they will either be used …

American to Double Los Angeles-Toronto Service with Premium Transcon Service

American to Double Los Angeles-Toronto Service with Premium Transcon Service

American Airlines plans to add an additional flight between Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada, starting in September.
The flight will reportedly run during the Toronto Film Festival, which takes place from September 7 through September 14. The Fort Worth-based airline will operate the additional flight using the same Airbus A321T aircraft it uses on its premium transcon routes that link New York with San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The move is apparently …

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

Power Outage at American’s Terminal 8 at JFK Causes Delays

NEW YORK—A power outage at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, operated by American Airlines, caused delays for some passengers on Monday.
The outage took place at 1:50 p.m. local time. After workers managed to restore power, there was a partial blackout. Power has since been fully restored and American reported that its systems are fully up and running.
The problem stopped escalators and elevators in the …

JFK Gun Scare and Evacuation: My Evening at Terminal 1

Check-in counter in Terminal 1 at JFK

After an unfounded report of shots fired resulted in an evacuation of three terminals at John F. Kennedy International Airport, passengers found themselves in a chaotic scene.
I was there and witnessed the terrifying evacuation of one of the terminals.
To recap, around 9:30 p.m. EDT, police received a report of shots fired in Terminal 8, American Airlines’ facility at the airport. Two witnesses told Port Authority police that they heard loud …

American Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Offerings

American Airlines Expands In-Flight Entertainment Offerings

American Airlines announced it will offer an expanded version of its American Spotlight in-flight entertainment system on all domestic flights.
The system offers over 160 movies including 50 new release, 300 television programs, over 700 music selections, and 20 games. On flights with Live TV, available on a limited number of planes and routes, options include sports ranging from the US Open to Formula One racing to NFL football. The live …