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Alaska Airlines and American Airlines end miles partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines have announced they will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 12:38 p.m.

Amid terrorism talk, bail denied in aircraft sabotage case

A federal judge cited new evidence of potential terrorism sympathies Wednesday in denying bail for a longtime mechanic charged with sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner that prosecutors say could have …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Grounded Boeing plane takes a bigger bite out of airlines

Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet.


American Airlines extends Boeing plane flight cancellations

American Airlines says it will keep the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet off its schedule until Nov. 3, which is two months longer than it had planned.


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 2 p.m.

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second …


Delta, AmEx renew credit card deal; Delta boosts outlook

American Express and Delta Air Lines extended their credit card partnership through 2029, the companies jointly announced Tuesday, a significant extension of one of the larger financial partnerships between a …


High fuel costs cut sharply into American Airlines profit

Higher fuel costs slashed third-quarter profit at American Airlines by nearly half, and the company said it will respond by growing more slowly and cutting unprofitable flights.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

American Airlines sues over U.S. government’s refusal to copyright ‘garden-variety’ logo

American Airlines is taking the United States Copyright Office to court over the agency’s repeated refusal to grant copyright protections to the carrier’s logo that appears on everything from flight …


Fuel weighs on American Airlines, but it tops forecasts

American Airlines said Thursday that second-quarter profit plunged 34.5 percent on higher fuel costs, and it reduced its forecast for full-year earnings.


Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.


NAACP lifts American Airlines travel advisory that warned of discrimination against black passengers

The NAACP announced Tuesday it is lifting a travel advisory warning black passengers against traveling with American Airlines that was put in place last year following a string of incidents …


FAA inspector cozy with airline official ignored safety tips

A federal inspector assigned to monitor American Airlines failed to act on safety complaints after developing a friendship with a company official, according to a government watchdog report.


American Airlines says it’s getting rid of plastic straws

American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternatives.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Two airlines ask U.S. not to put migrant children on flights

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents.


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

An American Airlines passenger was refused beer – so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

They were the noises of Jason Felix, one of the passengers on Wednesday’s American Airlines flight out of Saint Croix, according to a FBI affidavit recounting events leading up to …


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

American Airlines announces big order for Boeing jets

American Airlines is ordering 47 new Boeing jets with a combined list price of $12.3 billion to replace some of its oldest planes.


American Airlines sees profits fall in 4Q

American Airlines reported Thursday that fourth-quarter profit slipped 11 percent as higher costs for fuel and labor offset rising revenue.


Pilots say they will staff all scheduled American Airlines flights for holiday season

American Airlines pilots have agreed with the carrier to staff every scheduled flight during the holiday season, avoiding cancellations that were threatened by a computer error.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights

American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots

A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:59 p.m.

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

NAACP warns African-Americans against travel on American Airlines

The NAACP is warning African-Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Businesses ask Supreme Court to take gay rights case

Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …


10 hospitalized after American Airlines flight jolted midair

An American Airlines flight lurched violently over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, sending drinks and people flying – and putting 10 in the hospital after landing in Philadelphia.


Strong demand at American Airlines; lean times ahead?

Double-digit increases in fuel and labor costs caused second-quarter profit at American Airlines to fall 15 percent despite higher revenue.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

American Airlines launches direct service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Spokane

American Airlines had a sold-out flight for its Wednesday launch of nonstop service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Spokane International Airport.


UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 2:08 p.m.

American Airlines plane veers off Texas runway, stuck in mud

An American Airlines plane veered off of a runway at the San Antonio airport during takeoff on Saturday morning and got stuck in the mud, authorities said.


Five new nonstop flights to take off in Spokane this summer

Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Unruly, ‘disheveled’ man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as unruly and disheveled was subdued by passengers and a flight attendant who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting …


Milbank: Congress gives airlines a soft landing

The executives even used their appearance to request that Congress deregulate the industry further, asking for the government to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration.