American Airlines

A passenger walks through an American Airlines baggage claim area at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

American the latest airline to tweak flier program

DALLAS (AP) — Airline travelers are adjusting to constant turbulence in frequent-flier programs. American Airlines is the latest to tinker with its program. The Dallas-based carrier on Tuesday announced changes that make it tougher to […]

04/08/2014

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Airline apologizes for note on deaf couple’s bag

DALLAS (AP) — A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as “deaf and dumb.” James Moehle and Angela Huckaby, […]

03/28/2014

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

New American Airlines emerges as deal closes

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world’s biggest airline. […]

12/09/2013

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge moves airline merger step closer to takeoff

A federal bankruptcy judge is approving the settlement in the U.S. government’s antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and US Airways, clearing the airlines to complete their merger early next month. Judge Sean Lane ruled Wednesday […]

11/27/2013

A passenger checks her cell phone before a flight, Oct. 31, 2013, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gov’t weighs permitting cellphone calls on planes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and […]

11/21/2013

This Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 photo shows Marine Capt. Pravin Rajan after his arrival at San Diego International Airport in San Diego following in a tour of duty Afghanistan. Rajan was part of a group of 13 Marines that got a heroes welcome at Chicago's International Airport four days into a journey back home by of a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and others who work at the airport. Rajan says the reception he and his comrades received on their way to San Diego was "incredibly touching." (AP Photo/Courtesy of Pravin .Rajan, Sandhya Rajan)

13 Marines get impromptu Chicago airport welcome

CHICAGO (AP) — It didn’t matter that the 13 Marines on their way home from Afghanistan had been fighting in a war that no longer dominates the news or that they were stopping only for […]

11/06/2013

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announces that government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FAA OKs air passengers using gadgets on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not talk on their cellphones — under much-anticipated […]

10/31/2013

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American Airlines’ parent earns $289 million in 3Q

DALLAS (AP) — After years of losses, American Airlines is making money by boosting revenue and cutting labor costs. The nation’s third-largest airline is doing well enough to add dozens of new planes to its […]

10/17/2013

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Former United employee made bomb threats

DALLAS (AP) — A former United Airlines flight attendant has agreed to plead guilty to making a bomb threat against a United jet flying between London and Los Angeles. The man’s attorney said that United […]

08/21/2013

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American Air trainee accused of bomb threats

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says a man training to become a flight attendant was dismissed after he was accused of making bomb threats against another airline and found to be on a government no-fly […]

08/21/2013

Two federal law officers speak to local EMS technicians along La. Highway 128 outside a Tensas State Bank branch during a hostage situation in St. Joseph, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR UNIT FAILS INSPECTION It’s the second major setback this year for a […]

08/14/2013

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New challenge for American-US Airways airline merger

American Airlines and US Airways say the government has reached the wrong conclusions about the planned merger of the two airlines. The Justice Department, joined by a half dozen states, filed a lawsuit today to […]

08/13/2013

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