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American to End Service to Tel Aviv in 2016

American to End Service to Tel Aviv in 2016

American Airlines announced plans to discontinue its sole flight to Israel come next year.
The flight, which links Philadelphia with Tel Aviv, has been in existence for six years and started as a US Airways route. In explaining the reasons for the cancellation, the airline said that the route has never turned a profit and had lost over $20 million in the past year alone.
“The route has not been profitable,” the airline …

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines to Celebrate Final US Airways Flight with Commemorative Flight Number 1939

American Airlines provided further details about US Airways’ final flight on October 17, 2015. The final flight will operate as Flight 1939, a number selected to commemorate the airline’s founding in 1939.
US Airways started as All American Aviation in that year, becoming Allegheny Airlines, USAir, and finally US Airways before its 2013 merger with American.
The carrier’s swan song will celebrate the airline’s major hubs by departing Philadelphia and stopping in Charlotte …

American Airlines Strategy for 2015 and Beyond: The World’s Biggest Airline Prepares for Takeoff

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American Airlines just completed a quarter in which it reported the “highest quarterly earnings that any commercial airline ever reported in a quarter.” The earnings, $1.9 billion, were the highest the airline itself ever had in a quarter in its entire history, not a total surprise given that American is now the world’s largest airline.
On a conference call on Friday, airline executives provided details on their plans for the remainder …

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Delta and LaGuardia Slowly Recovering from Power Failure

Workers at New York’s LaGuardia Airport accidentally cut an electrical cable, causing a power outage at the airport’s Terminal C early Friday morning.  The incident resulted in over a hundred flight cancellations and delays.
Delta Air Lines was most heavily impacted, as the airline was forced to cancel approximately 119 Delta mainline and Delta connection flights at the New York City airport as of 10:30 a.m. EDT.  The carrier said that …

Lobby Bar – July 17: The Transcontinental Aqueduct, Music to your Earplugs, and Citrus Drama

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Lobby Bar – An Off-the-Wall Summary of FBT News and Views 
Lime disease. Paul Riegler discusses the final stages on the American Airlines and US Airways merger.  Despite the long-fought battle, when confronted with the ever-important question of how it will slice its limes, American and US Airways couldn’t handle the pressure and decided to dissolve both companies.
Empty pocketed. Jesse Sokolow wants to make sure you travel safely this summer, and …

Inside American Airlines’ Reservations System Merger

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When American Airlines announced the date of the final US Airways flight last Friday, it represented the culmination of a long, hard-fought merger that beat the odds (and the anti-trust regulators at the Federal Trade Commission) and may go down in the history books as a model for the industry.
Since the two airlines merged at the end of 2013, they’ve had to consider multiple issues, some relatively mundane and some …

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines Announces Date for Final US Airways Flight

American Airlines announced the timing of the last US Airways flight on Friday as well as the planned shutdown date of that airline’s reservations system.
The airline’s swan song will be a red-eye: Flight 434, scheduled to leave San Francisco International Airport at 10:00 p.m. on October 16 and land at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 6:00 a.m. the following day.
At that point, the US Airways name and website will be …