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American Airlines flight evacuated at London Heathrow Airport

The emergency slides have been activated on an American Airlines flight at Heathrow Terminal 3, reportedly due to smoke in the cabin. The nature of the emergency is not immediately clear. However, some images from the scene show smoke emerging from the back of the plane. Footage captured from a passenger on board a nearby plane shows people exiting the affected flight via its rear slide. No...

Flight delayed over equation suspicion

An Ivy League professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing could point to him being a terrorist. American Airlines confirms that the woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio. She said she was too ill to take the Air Wisconsin-operated flight. Menzio said he was flying from Philad...

B/E Aerospace Confirms They'll Be Supplying New American Airlines Business Class Seat

American dropped Zodiac as their seat supplier and went looking for a new business class seat. American’s new Boeing 777-300ERs got an off the shelf business class seat from Zodiac Aerospace. It’s basically the US Airways seat, later adopted by airlines like Cathay Pacific and EVA Air. It’s a fantastic seat. For their Boeing 777-200s being retrofit, and their new Boeing 787...

Bird Strike Leaves Large Dent In Plane

The pilot informs air traffic controllers he has to land again after the impact shortly after takeoff in Seattle. An American Airlines flight had to return to a Seattle airport after it was hit by a bird on takeoff, leaving a large dent in the plane's nose. Flight 2310 struck the bird shortly after leaving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at around 3.36pm on Wednesday, but circled ar...

Danger in the cockpit: FAA records show pilots fly drunk, engage in criminal activity

An American Airlines pilot flunked two sobriety tests before a 7 a.m. flight out of Detroit. An Alaska Airlines pilot flew a commercial plane from California to Oregon and back again, all while allegedly drunk. Yet another pilot, from United, allegedly moonlighted as a pimp, running half a dozen brothels out of apartments in Houston, according to authorities. The cases are enough to frighten th...

American Airlines Claims It Earned More in 2015 Than Any Carrier in History

American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than offset lower revenue. The world’s biggest airline said Friday that its earnings were the highest ever for any carrier. American Airlines Group Inc. posted net income of $3.28 billion in the fourth quarter, but the results were inflated by a huge accounting gain fro...

Mystery illness spread through plane mid-flight hitting '7 crew members and passengers'

Mystery surrounds an unknown illness which has spread though a passenger jet and forced it to turn round. Up to seven of 13 crew members and "many passengers" were struck down with the strange disease - but at this stage no one knows what it is. A British passenger has described panic on board the American Airlines flight from London Heathrow to LAX a when crew asked if there was a...

7 hurt in severe turbulence on American Airlines jet; plane diverts to Canada

Seven people were taken to a hospital after an American Airlines plane from Miami to Milan made an emergency landing in Newfoundland after the jet briefly encountered severe turbulence. The aircraft landed safely in the East Coast Canadian province late Sunday, where it was met by paramedics. American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said three flight attendants and four passenger...