The pilot of American Airlines Flight 550 from Phoenix, AZ to Boston, MA passed away during the flight on Monday. According to a medical examiner, Captain Michael Johnston, who was 57 years old, died of natural causes. The aircraft’s co-pilot declared an emergency and quickly diverted the Airbus A320 to a safe landing…
Pope Francis arrived in the U.S. yesterday for a six-day multi-city historic visit aboard an Alitalia Airbus A330, at which point he transferred to a Fiat 500L. But the Holy See of the Catholic Church will be flying aboard a chartered American Airlines Boeing 777 throughout his tour of America, an airline which a Pope…
You may be familiar with this meme: “If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I call bullshit on overweight luggage fees.” Airlines collected $38.1 billion in revenue from such fees in 2014, almost a 21 percent increase year-over-year. These fees are the new normal, and future fees are a pure insult to your…
The Department of Justice has issued subpoenas to a number of major airlines as part of an investigation into “possible unlawful coordination” that would’ve enabled airlines to keep ticket prices artificially high.
American Airlines officials have confirmed that Flight 280 from Seoul to Dallas-Fort Worth was diverted to Tokyo on Tuesday night, as a result of fourteen turbulence-related injuries on board. The Boeing 777-200 was carrying 240 passengers and 15 crew members.http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/this-is-why-yo…
It was one year ago today that American Airlines closed its merger with U.S. Airways, and while the integration is still progressing, American is moving forward with massive service upgrades, including hundreds of new aircraft, new cabin seating and airport lounges.
An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 was forced to return to San Francisco just a short time ago. Passengers on American flight 2293 from SFO to Dallas-Fort Worth witnessed cabin panels separating from the walls of the aircraft, accompanied by a loud bang as it happened.
For as much as people love to complain about airline food, they really miss it when it is taken away. That's what is happening to American Airlines' First Class passengers, as the carrier has announced the end of hot meals on shorter domestic flights.
Messing with companies on Twitter is fun, unless it involves sending an airline an ominous tweet that implies a future hijacking. That route of trolling is really, really dumb.
"The Legend is back," says American Airlines — but those who have flown American in recent years might feel that American is only legendary for old planes and grumpy flight attendants. Here's a first look at their new-look, designed to remake how you feel about the airline.
Full-time gin-soaked British flamethrower and occasional Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is known for his strong opinions about nearly everything. He has no filter, and when he feels like he's been wronged in some way he reacts by venting his spleen, pancreas, liver, lungs, and whatever organs he has left in the…
Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Chicago were about to take off when an angry flight attended started screaming about the plane crashing. The crew and passengers had to restrain the woman. Welcome to your new flying nightmare.
A woman and her daughter is suing American Airlines and flight catering company Sky Chefs for one million dollars, claiming that their airplane food killed her husband. I would sue Sky Chefs for crimes against humanity and good taste.
American Airlines, which can trace its history back to 1926 and Charles Lindbergh, filed for bankruptcy protection through its parent company AMR Corporation it announced today. It's the last of America's major airlines to file.
Complain about gas prices lately? American Airlines spent an extra $524 million on fuel in just three months. Thus, they just announced the largest commercial airline purchase in history: 260 Airbus A320s and 200 Boeing 737s. Both are more efficient.