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AMERICAN AIRLINES BEGINS NEW SERVICE BETWEEN PRAGUE AND PHILADELPHIA

One-stop connections in Philadelphia throughout North America and the Caribbean New service provides Czech customers with another choice for transatlantic travel The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, brings the Czech Republic and the USA one step closer, by launching direct service between Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)....

Bombardier Signs Contract with American Airlines for 15 Firm CRJ900 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc. (“American”). The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 719 million. Upon delivery, American will be benefiting...

American Airlines is first retrofit customer for Airbus’ new Airspace XL luggage bins on its A321 fleet

Larger overhead luggage bins offer 40 percent more storage space for carry-on bags Project includes cabin upgrades for 202 A321s Airbus takes major step into US services market with its largest-ever cabin retrofit contract American Airlines (AAL) has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus histor...

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...