American to Fly 787s to Beijing and Buenos Aires

American Airlines 787

American Airlines will debut its new Boeing 787-8 aircraft on flights to Beijing and Buenos Aires from its Dallas/Fort Worth hub in June. The Dreamliner will enter service on flights between Dallas/Fort Worth International and Chicago O’Hare International airports on 7 May before shifting to the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier’s new Dallas/Fort Worth-Beijing flight on […]

American Airlines Receives New Composite Boeing 787

American Airlines 787

Last week, American Airlines became the second US carrier to take delivery of the next-generation Boeing 787 aircraft. The aircraft principally uses composite material in its construct, making it lighter weight and less expensive to fly than earlier-generation widebodies. So far, United Airlines has been the only other US carrier to receive a 787. Forget […]

American Airlines Pilots’ Pay Up 23% in Tentative Contract

American Airlines Tails

American Airlines Group Inc.’s pilots union accepted a sweetened tentative agreement that would provide an immediate 23 percent pay increase to pilots, followed by additional raises in each year of the contract. The five-year agreement was accepted by leaders of the Allied Pilots Association and must be voted on by members after all of the […]

American Airlines To Upgrade Fleet And Finally Compete With Delta

American Airlines

Ask any regular passenger on American Airlines for an assessment of the carrier over the last couple of years and you’ll receive a raft of complaints. As the company slogs through its merger with US Airways, the user experience has lapsed. In-flight entertainment, while strong in the WiFi category, is still fairly weak in the […]

American Airlines Crew Reject Union Contract

US Air American Tails

The vote by more than 16,000 flight attendants at American Airlines (AAL) on a new contract with the merged airline came down to just 16 votes this weekend. The narrow rejection of a five-year deal by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants means an arbitrator will decide the terms of a contract to cover American […]

American Airlines Considers Airbus Jet As Boeing 757 Replacement

American Airlines Boeing 757

Boeing Co. faces fresh pressure to devise a replacement for its discontinued 757 jetliner, favored by U.S. carriers for trans-Atlantic flying, as American Airlines studies a new Airbus Group NV model as an alternative. American’s interest in a long-range A321neo signals that Boeing may have to speed planning for a new 757 version, said Richard […]

American Airlines Miami Hub celebrates 25 years

American Miami Airport

Miami International Airport is our community’s leading economic engine, generating business revenue in excess of $33 billion and connecting 40 million passengers to more than 140 destinations across the nation and around the globe each year. Those remarkable figures are the direct result of the efforts of numerous airport partners, none of them bigger — […]

And the best airline for a coast-to-coast flight is …

American Airlines

Having recently test-flown “transcon” (i.e., transcontinental, New York to L.A., San Francisco or Seattle) non-stop in business or first class on the five competing airlines that fly these routes, I can now give my verdict as to who does it best. And the winner is American Airlines. Yep, American. They bought all new planes, they […]

American Airlines / US Airways: Customer service agents voted in favor of union representation

Customer service agents for the merged American Airlines and US Airways have voted overwhelmingly in favor of union representation, the National Mediation Board announced on Tuesday. The agents, who number about 14,500, will be represented by the Communications Workers of America or, in some cases, the Teamsters. While the US Airways agents were previously unionized, […]