American Airlines

An American Airlines jet flies over Queens on Sep 13, 2009. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Holder: AA-US Airways Merger May Change Airline Industry For The Better

The government has given the go-ahead for the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. It will create the world’s biggest airline.

11/12/2013

Airplane (file / credit: clipart.com)

Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend that will make your life easier.

11/12/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

U.S. Sues To Block American Airlines, US Airways Merger; ‘Harms Consumers’

The government’s action threatens to quash a deal that would create the world’s largest airline by passenger miles.

08/13/2013

Courtroom/File (Photo: CBS 2)

Judge To Rule On Whether Airlines Are Liable In 9/11 Attacks

A federal judge will decide whether the owners of the World Trade Center can try to make several airlines and other aviation defendants pay billions of dollars in damages from the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

07/13/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: LI Flight Attendant Suing American Airlines Over Bizarre Accusations

Witnesses, including a pilot, apparently reported that Giambattista had a live pet in her pocket, among other places, prior to and during a flight from St. Martin to Miami in February according to papers filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.

07/07/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Thrown Off Plane For Singing Whitney Houston Songs

The bizarre incident took place on board an American Airlines plane headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport from Los Angeles Friday.

05/13/2013

A police officer stands in front of the building on Park Place in lower Manhattan where a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered on April 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Plane Wreckage Found Near WTC Site Is Wing Gear

Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.

04/29/2013

51 Park wedge (NYPD)

Officials: Landing Gear Found In Lower Manhattan Came From Same Type Of Jet Used In 9/11 Attacks

Police said Saturday that detectives had been in contact with officials at Chicago-based Boeing Co. who confirmed the wreckage was from a Boeing 767. Police have said the landing gear had a clearly visible Boeing identification number.

04/27/2013

FILE: An American Airlines plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

American Airlines Says Systems ‘Fully Restored’ But Warns Of Delays, Cancellations

The airlines warned that it expects “continued flight delays and cancellations throughout the remainder of the day” and outlined a number of alternate options being made available to customers.

04/16/2013

Doug Parker (L), Chairman and CEO of US Airways, and Thomas Horton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines speak during a news conference. (credit: Donna McWilliam/Getty Images

How Will Mega Merger Between American Airlines, US Airways Affect You?

The new company will keep the American name and it means that just four airlines will control 70 percent of the U.S. market thanks to mergers of the past few years.

02/14/2013

(L-R) Television personality Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET)

TSA Investigating After Kanye West, Kim Kardashian Shortcut JFK Security Check

An American Airlines employee apparently took the pair through a “back way,” bypassing security in order to help them make their connecting domestic flight.

02/13/2013

Pilot Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen. (credit: Minnesota Airport Police Department)

APD: American Eagle Pilot Fails Breathalyzer, Arrested Before Flight To LaGuardia

The pilot was removed from the cockpit because someone smelled something — and said something.

01/04/2013

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

American Airlines: 42 Of 48 Planes Have Been Repaired Following Inspection Of Seats

Based on the number of canceled flights, the size of the planes and American’s typical occupancy or “load factor” for September, it’s likely that about 14,000 passengers were inconvenienced.

10/06/2012

Ellis Henican On The Couch

The Funny Side Of The News With Columnist Ellis Henican

All week, The Couch has kept you up to date on the imporant news. On Friday, we took a look at the big stories – from a different perspective.

10/05/2012

American Airlines planes on the tarmac (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Loose Seats Issue Persists, Dozens Of AA Flights Likely Canceled Friday

Terminal turmoil has once again gripped American passengers as dozens of Thursday flights were canceled and many more delayed so that crews could check and secure rows of airplane seats.

10/04/2012

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