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American Airlines to Spend $4 Million to Combat Long TSA Wait Times

American Airlines to Spend $4 Million to Combat Long TSA Wait Times

Tired of the long waits its passengers are facing at many of the nation’s airport security checkpoints, American Airlines said Wednesday it is budgeting $4 million to hire workers to help speed up the lines.
“We will spend additional $4 million to provide contract staff at our U.S. hubs and gateways,” said the airline’s chief operating officer, Robert Isom, in a letter to employees. “The money will fund contract staff to …

American Airlines to Discontinue In-Flight Connecting Gate Announcements

American Airlines to Discontinue In-Flight Connecting Gate Announcements

If you notice the skies are a bit quieter after tomorrow, there’s a reason. American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, plans to stop making in-flight announcements with connecting gate information.
The change, which goes into effect May 17, is a tacit acknowledgement that most if not all passengers receive this information via their smartphones. The airline also makes connecting gate information available through the in-flight entertainment system on newer aircraft.
American only …

American to Retire E190s, A330-300s, and some 767-300s by 2019

American to Retire E190s, A330-300s, and some 767-300s by 2019

American Airlines said on Friday it plans to accelerate the retirement of some of its Boeing 767-300 jets and stop flying its Embraer E190 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The news was announced in a memo to employees on Friday.
American retired its last Boeing 767-200 exactly two years ago and plans to stop flying more 767-300s than originally planned, citing “reliability” issues. The airline will retire an additional eight 767-300s in 2018, …

American Airlines Chooses B/E Aerospace as Business-Class and Premium Economy Seat Supplier

American Airlines Chooses B/E Aerospace as Business-Class and Premium Economy Seat Supplier

American Airlines has selected B/E Aerospace as the supplier of its business-class, premium-economy, and coach seats for its new Airbus A350 aircraft as well as of the premium-economy seats in the airlines new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which will go into service in August. It will also supply other business-class seats for the Fort Worth-based carrier’s long-haul fleet.
The seats for the Dreamliner will be manufactured by B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel, Northern …

Lobby Bar – April 22: Professional Kazoo Artists, Free Tickets to Hamilton, and Trees Learn to Drive

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Lobby Bar – An Increasingly Irrelevant Summary of FBT News and Views
Ancient entertainment. American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday last week by playing party games from 1926 – the year the airline was born. Join us for some rousing rounds of roll-the-wooden-hoop-down-the-street-with-a-stick while we use T9 texting with turn-of-the-century Nokia phones.
Boa constrictors. Here are five tips for traveling to Europe amidst the fog of recent terror attacks. Avoid standing out. …

American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United Apply to Operate Daytime Haneda Flights

American, Delta, Hawaiian, and United Apply to Operate Daytime Haneda Flights

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines all submitted applications Thursday to the Department of Transportation to offer daytime service from the United States to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.
The move follows a new agreement between the United States and Japan that allows for more daytime flights to Haneda, an airport considered highly desirable because of its proximity to downtown Tokyo. The new agreement calls for five new daytime …

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American, Alaska to Increase Codeshare Partnership

American Airlines announced that it plans to expand its codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines later this month.
Starting April 28, American will place its code on 11 additional routes operated by Alaska Airlines, while Alaska will place its code on 127 American Airlines-operated flights beginning May 15.
Alaska flights with an American code will include service from Los Angeles to destinations such as Baltimore and Salt Lake City, as well as from Seattle …