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American Airlines Might Cancel Orders for 17 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

American Airlines Might Cancel Orders for 17 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

American Airlines would cancel some of its orders for Boeing 737 Max aircraft if it is unable to obtain financing, multiple sources said.
In question are 17 of the beleaguered aircraft which have already been built.  Delivery is currently not slated until fall at the earliest as the Federal Aviation Administration would first have to recertify the aircraft and remove a grounding order.
American, the world’s largest carrier, has 24 of the …

American Airlines Moves to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow

American Airlines Moves to Terminal 5 at London Heathrow

American Airlines announced it had moved its London Heathrow operations from where it was temporarily operating in Terminal 2 to Terminal 5, the British Airways’ terminal.
The airlines, which have a joint-venture agreement for transatlantic flights, offered the most flights between JFK and London’s Heathrow Airport of any airline or alliance prior to the start of the pandemic.
Previously, American had operated out of Terminal 3 but airport operator Heathrow Airport Holdings …

American Airlines Flight Attendant Dies En Route to St. Louis

American Airlines Flight Attendant Dies En Route to St. Louis

An American Airlines flight attendant died from a heart attack while working on a flight headed for St. Louis.
Joseph Tormes, known as Joe to friends, was working the flight along with his wife, Elsa Jett-Tormes, who also works for the airline.
The airline announced his death in a memorandum to employees on Monday.
“We know that many of you worked with Joe and know you will miss him deeply,” the airline said …

Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United Agree to Common Wellness Assessment

Seven U.S. airlines agreed Monday on a common set of coronavirus-related health and wellness procedures for passengers.
The list of carriers includes Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.
The airlines will require all passengers to complete a “health acknowledgement” in the course of checking in for a flight. The acknowledgement will cover that a face covering must be worn, that the passenger does not have a fever (100.4° F or …

American Airlines Will Allow Flights to Book to 100% Capacity

American Airlines Will Allow Flights to Book to 100% Capacity

As part of an announcement that it was adding Vanderbilt University Medical Center to its travel health advisory panel, American Airlines said it would book flights  “to capacity” starting July 1.
The notice came under the heading,  “Notifications to customers booked on more crowded flights.”
Airlines began to block seats to allow for greater social distancing as the coronavirus began to spread this spring.
“As more people continue to travel, customers may notice …

American Airlines to Raise $3.5 Billion Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

American Airlines to Raise $3.5 Billion Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

American Airlines announced plans to raise $3.5 billion in new financing to shore up liquidity amidst the disruption to the travel sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Fort Worth-based carrier said it will raise $1.5 billion through the sale of shares and convertible senior notes due 2025, and that it will offer $1.5 billion in senior secured notes. It will also enter into a new $500 million term loan facility …

American Bans Passenger Who Refused to Wear a Mask

American Bans Passenger Who Refused to Wear a Mask

American Airlines announced it had, following a review of the incident, banned the passenger who on Wednesday refused to wear a mask on one of its flights.
“As a result of this review, Mr. Straka will not be permitted to fly American, as he failed to comply with our stated policy and crewmember instructions,” the airline said in a statement.
“We are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of our customers …