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Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall Near Corpus Christi Causing Significant Damage and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall Near Corpus Christi Causing Significant Damage and Hazardous Travel Conditions

Now downgraded to Category 1, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm Friday at 9:45 p.m. local time, much earlier than expected. With winds as high as 130 mph (209 km/h), the eye of the storm came ashore northeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.
As of 10 a.m. Central Time, hundreds of flights have been delayed and cancelled, with the majority concentrated in South Texas. George Bush Intercontinental and William …

Flight Review: American Airlines Flagship First – International New York-London

American Airlines began to fly the Boeing 777-300ER a few years ago and it’s one of the two aircraft types (the other is a 777-200) on its flights from various cities in the United States to London. At the start of a recent trip to London, which is increasingly becoming a second home for me, I found myself at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport two hours before …

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American’s First 737 Max to Enter Service

American Airlines announced that its first Boeing 737 Max will be deployed on the carrier’s route between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Miami International Airport on November 29.
The news was announced in a memo to American’s employees.
American’s Boeing 737 Max jets use CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over comparable single-aisle aircraft.  compared to similar single-aisle aircraft.
American currently 100 Boeing 737 …

10 Hospitalized after ‘Severe Turbulence’ on American Airlines Flight from Greece to Philadelphia

10 Hospitalized after ‘Severe Turbulence’ on American Airlines Flight from Greece to Philadelphia

Ten people were hospitalized Saturday after being injured during extreme turbulence on an American Airlines flight from Athens to Philadelphia.
Flight 759, an Airbus A330-300, left Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport at 11:39 a.m. local time bound for Philadelphia International Airport. The aircraft encountered turbulence shortly before landing. A total of 299 people- 287 passengers and 12 crew members – were on board. The flight landed in Philadelphia at 3:10 p.m.
“American …

Qatar Drops Bid to Acquire Stake in American Airlines

Qatar Drops Bid to Acquire Stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways said Wednesday that it no longer plans to take a stake in American Airlines.
“Further review of the proposed financial investment, taking into account the latest public disclosure of American Airlines, has demonstrated that the investment no longer meets our objectives,” the carrier said.
In June, American reported that the Doha-based airline had planned to make “a significant investment” in the Fort Worth-Based carrier.
At the time, Qatar had said that …

American Airlines, Four Seasons Update Their iPhone Apps with New Features

American Airlines, Four Seasons Update Their iPhone Apps with New Features

American Airlines and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts both announced new features and functionality in the latest version of their iOS smartphone apps.
American, the world’s largest carrier, introduced version 5.2.1 of its iOS app on Saturday. The new version allows travelers to rebook their flights when there are delays or cancellations. It also allows travelers to order food from airport restaurants using the app’s terminal maps. This feature will first …

American Airlines Eliminates Dress Code for Employee Travel

American Airlines Eliminates Dress Code for Employee Travel

American Airlines announced Wednesday that, effective immediately, it is eliminating a “prescribed” dress code for employees and their dependents traveling as non-revenue passengers.
The change still requires employees to be dressed neatly. Earlier iterations of the airline’s dress code required a collared shirt and slacks in premium cabins although that was subsequently eliminated.
“As long as your clothing is neat and clean and doesn’t offend or distract, you’re good to fly in …