• American Airlines plans to fly Boeing 737 MAXs before the end of 2020

    American Airlines plans to fly Boeing 737 MAXs before the end of 2020

    American Airlines plans to return its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to service for commercial flights by the end of the year if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States grants the aircraft a new permit to fly, she announced on Sunday.
  • American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

    American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

    There’s pin-demonium brewing at American Airlines. Top brass at the nation’s largest commercial jet carrier is facing turbulence from within after it announced that flight attendants are now allowed to wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms while on duty. The move has irked some of American’s white New York staffers, including those who …
  • United Airlines to cut 16,370 jobs amid COVID-19 downturn

    United Airlines to cut 16,370 jobs amid COVID-19 downturn

    United Airlines said Wednesday it is preparing to furlough 16,370 workers on Oct. 1 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate the airline industry. Chicago-based United had over 90,000 employees before the pandemic brought the industry to a near standstill in March and had warned in July that 36,000 jobs were at risk of involuntary …
  • American Airlines to slash 19,000 jobs as COVID-19 cuts demand

    American Airlines to slash 19,000 jobs as COVID-19 cuts demand

    American Airlines said Tuesday its workforce will shrink by 40,000, including 19,000 involuntary cuts, in October as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh on air travel, unless the government extends aid for airline employee payrolls. Airlines received $25 billion in US government stimulus funds in March meant to cover payrolls and protect jobs through September. …
  • American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October

    American Airlines will drop flights to 15 cities in October

    American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller US cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends. The airline blamed low demand during the coronavirus pandemic, which has triggered a massive slump in air travel. Airlines and their labor unions are seeking billions in taxpayer relief. American said its schedule covering …
  • American Airlines to drop flights to 30 US cities if requirement expires

    American Airlines to drop flights to 30 US cities if requirement expires

    American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller US cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next month, an airline official familiar with the matter said Thursday. American agreed to keep serving those smaller cities as a condition of receiving $5.8 billion in federal …
  • Boeing scrambles to secure 737 Max jet financing

    Boeing scrambles to secure 737 Max jet financing

    Boeing is scrambling to shore up financing for the 737 Max as it awaits regulatory approval for design changes after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes, industry sources said. The company is anxious to resume deliveries once regulators declare it safe and airlines agree on training. But confidence in the jet has been …
  • American Airlines will begin filling planes to capacity on July 1

    American Airlines will begin filling planes to capacity on July 1

    American Airlines will resume filling planes to capacity starting July 1, the company announced Friday. “As more people continue to travel, customers may notice that flights are booked to capacity starting July 1,” the airline said in a statement. “American will continue to notify customers and allow them to move to more open flights when …
  • Airlines banning passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights

    Airlines banning passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights

    Following numerous accounts that airlines were not enforcing their own mask policies, Delta, United and American Airlines have all announced they will now be banning passengers who refuse to cover their nose and mouth. “So far, there have thankfully only been a handful of cases, but we have already banned some passengers from future travel …
  • Major pilots union asks US to purchase empty seats on planes

    Major pilots union asks US to purchase empty seats on planes

    A major US pilots union said on Wednesday it has begun discussing with key lawmakers a plan for the government to purchase seats on each flight to prevent passengers from having to sit next to strangers. The idea, launched by the Allied Pilots Association, representing American Airlines’ 15,000 pilots, is aimed at easing a return …