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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...

Brooklyn men sue American Airlines over alleged Muslim discrimination

Four Brooklyn men have filed a $9 million federal lawsuit claiming they were racially profiled as Muslims and kicked off a flight from Toronto to New York. The four men from Brighton Beach were among six friends that had traveled to Toronto in December. Two of the friends, Shan Anand and Faimul Alam, said they each paid $75 to switch planes so they could all return home together on the same...

American returns to Australia

American Airlines’ return to Australia has received a traditional welcome after touching down in Sydney over the weekend. Flight AA73, operated by Boeing 777-300ER N720AN, landed on Runway 34L a little after 0700 local time on Saturday after a 14-hour journey from Los Angeles. It was American’s first flight to Australia since the early 1990s, when it briefly operated a four times...