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  • American Airlines says it may have to furlough as many as 13,000 employees

    02/03/2021 5:12:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    FORT WORTH, Texas — Two American Airlines executives are warning that decreased travel volumes means the company may have to furlough up to 13,000 employees, according to a letter sent to employees Wednesday. CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom wrote that without an extension of the Payroll Support Program beyond the end of March, they will have more employees than the flight schedule requires. Fort Worth-based American Airlines had expected to be back to a full summer schedule of flights, the letter said. However, due to slow vaccine rollout and the added requirement for a negative COVID-19 test for...
  • Reddit trader 'mob' now drive American Airlines shares up 80% after boosting GameStop stock by 1,700%: Robinhood stops GameStop trading after 'insane' surge that left Wall St billions out of pocket

    01/28/2021 6:44:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28 2021 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    American Airline stock is up in premarket trading Thursday and GameStop rose again following a Reddit campaign to boost the shares that drew outrage from Wall Street. Amid the buying frenzy, the popular trading app Robinhood halted the ability of users to purchase new shares of GameStop on the mobile app, drawing outrage from the Reddit group that touted the stock. Robinhood on Thursday morning displayed an alert telling users who owned GameStop that they could sell the stock, but not buy it. Other users saw the message 'This stock is not supported on Robinhood.'
  • Pilot tells Trump fans he’ll ‘dump’ them in Kansas if they don’t behave

    01/08/2021 3:44:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan 8,. 2021 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    A fedup American Airlines pilot threatened to “dump” a plane filled with “USA” chanting President Trump supporters in Kansas if they didn’t “behave” during a flight out of Washington D.C. Friday, video shows. “I’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off, I don’t care,” the pilot can be heard saying over the loudspeaker in a video posted to Twitter.
  • American Airlines is banning alcohol on flights to and from Washington, DC, as the aviation industry ramps up safety measures following the Capitol riots

    01/07/2021 6:44:21 AM PST · by cmj328 · 28 replies
    American Airlines will not serve alcohol on flights to and from the Washington, DC area after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, a spokesperson said. The airline has also increased staffing at Washington-area airports "as a precautionary measure." ... Prior to the riots, some airlines had moved their flight crews to hotels outside the central Washington area in anticipation of protests, CNBC reported. American and United Airlines had both said they would move crews to airport hotels, and Alaska Airlines told staff to avoid downtown Washington. This followed reports of unruly passengers on flights into the DC...
  • NH mom kicked off American Airlines flight after toddler refuses to wear mask demands apology from airline

    09/22/2020 11:24:17 AM PDT · by billorites · 22 replies
    Union Leader ^ | September 22, 2020 | Max Sullivan
    A Portsmouth woman is demanding an apology from American Airlines after she said she was forced off her flight home because her 2-year-old son would not wear his mask. Rachel Starr Davis said she was in tears as she tried to get her son Lyon to wear a mask while the airline staff threatened to remove her from her flight to Manchester from Charlotte, North Carolina last week. She said airline staff and the captain had passengers get off the plane and then re-board without Davis, her son and her mother April when Lyon would not wear the mask. "I...
  • American Airlines allows crew to wear 'BLM' pin, sparking backlash from some members

    09/06/2020 10:29:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/06/2020 | Bradford Betz
    American Airlines on Sunday announced that it will allow their flight attendants to wear “Black Lives Matter” pins on their uniform while on duty. In addition, the company is also working to design its own pin that will show its symbolic support of a diverse and inclusive work environment. “Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about this important issue of racism in our society and try to find common ground,” AA wrote in a company-wide announcement. “American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and...
  • American Airlines policy allowing BLM pins faces backlash from workers

    09/06/2020 1:41:00 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/06/2020 | Carl Campanile and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    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 have spouses or relatives who are cops — because they consider the BLM movement divisive and anti-police, saying it promotes or condones violence. “I take offense to this,” one veteran flight attendant said in an email to airline management obtained by The Post. “Serious offense....
  • Woman hit American Airlines employee after being denied boarding over mask refusal: report

    08/13/2020 1:07:33 PM PDT · by vespa300 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/13/2020 | Michael Hollan
    A traveler allegedly struck an American Airlines worker after finding out that she would not be able to board her connecting flight after not following the airline’s mask regulations on the initial part of the trip.
  • Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization

    04/03/2020 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 3, 2020 | Ross Marchand
    Of all the industries feeling the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic, America’s airlines are likely the hardest hit. The Transportation Security Administration estimates that air traffic is down 90 percent as President Trump is purportedly considering domestic travel restrictions on top of the international bans already put in place. Congress sensibly stepped in to protect the struggling airline industry in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing aviation businesses $29 billion in loans and loan guarantees and $32 billion in direct grants to defray payroll costs. But in exchange, Congress empowered the federal government to demand access...
  • American Airlines Passenger Gets the Business After Calling Black Flight Crew Member the N-Word

    03/20/2020 4:32:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 17 | Tanasia Kenney
    Things got bumpy aboard an American Airlines flight this week as two female passengers exchanged blows after one of the women used a racial slur to refer to a Black flight crew member. It’s unclear what sparked the altercation, but the video begins just as a Black woman passenger excoriates her white seatmate for using the N-word. A clip of the incident was posted Sunday by Facebook user Dre Justice and has since racked up more than 10,000 views online. “You’re gonna sit here and call him a ‘(expletive) (slur)’ while you’re sitting beside an African-American woman?” the passenger asks...
  • Woman in Viral Airplane Seat Reclining Controversy Now Looking To Sue American Airlines: Report

    02/16/2020 9:33:27 PM PST · by Morgana · 86 replies
    Western Journal ^ | Feb. 15, 2020 | Erin Coates
    One woman’s video of the airline passenger behind her punching the back of her reclined seat went viral last week. Now she is reportedly looking to sue American Airlines. The controversy began when Wendi Williams posted a video on Twitter of the passenger behind her shaking her headrest with repeated punches on her Jan. 31 American Eagle flight from New Orleans to Charlotte, North Carolina. The man behind her was in the last row and reportedly asked the woman to sit upright so he could eat. She did, but then later reclined again, and the situation escalated as was shown...
  • Family sue after being kicked off flight 'for body odour'

    01/31/2020 2:45:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 31, 2020
    A Michigan family removed from an American Airlines flight in Miami when staff claimed they had body odour are suing the airline. Yehuda Yosef Adler, his wife Jennie and their young daughter were removed from the flight to Detroit last January. They claim staff made comments about their Orthodox Jewish faith. American Airlines said the decision to remove the family was not based on religion. They claim customers complained about Mr Adler's odour. The lawsuit, filed in Texas, cites defamation, emotional distress and discrimination relating to religion. Mr Adler claims his family had been sitting on the plane for no...
  • Delta, American Airlines to Suspend All China Flights Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    01/31/2020 9:08:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/31/2020 | Zachary Stieber
    Delta Airlines and American Airlines will suspend all flights from the United States to China, the carriers said on Jan. 31. All flights will be suspended “beginning Feb. 6 through April 30 due to ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus,” Delta said in a statement. “Between now and Feb. 5, Delta will continue to operate flights to ensure customers looking to exit China have options to do so,” the Atlanta-based airline added. The last China-bound flight departing the United States will leave on Feb. 3. The last return flight to the United States from China will leave on Feb. 5....
  • American Airlines Reaches $4.2 Billion Deal With Mechanics And Fleet Service

    01/31/2020 12:22:39 AM PST · by nralife
    Forbes ^ | Jan 30, 2020,7:59 pm | Ted Reed
    After four years of negotiations, American Airlines has reached a tentative contract agreement with the unions representing its mechanics and fleet service workers. The tentative deal, valued by unions at $4.2 billion, includes five separate agreements covering mechanics, fleet service and related groups including maintenance trainers. It requires ratification by union members
  • American Airlines adding nonbinary gender options when buying tickets

    12/30/2019 5:17:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Dec. 30, 2019 | Kyle Arnold
    DALLAS American Airlines is adding "U" and "X" options for gender when passengers buy tickets, joining a growing number of entities recognizing choices beyond simply male and female. American Airlines passengers can now change to "U" or "X" designations by talking to a customer service agent on the phone. American is also in the process of making the change to its website, too. "U" stands for unspecified or undisclosed and X has become a standard marker for those that don't identify as male or female.
  • Plane with Hillary Clinton aboard returns to gate after mechanical issue

    11/17/2019 7:40:34 PM PST · by bitt · 129 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | 11/17/2019 | Noah Gray
    Hillary Clinton was aboard an American Airlines flight from New York that suffered a mechanical issue and needed to return to the gate Sunday afternoon, according to a law enforcement source. A separate law enforcement source confirmed Clinton was aboard a plane which experienced a mechanical issue that needed to return to the gate. American Airlines says flight 2144, from New York's LaGuardia Airport to Washington's Reagan National Airport returned to the gate around 3:15 pm, ET, after ground personnel saw the mechanical issue, according to the source. Pilots told authorities the plane shook and ground personnel saw smoke and...
  • American Airlines flight attendants stand up to Boeing CEO on 737 MAX

    11/01/2019 1:47:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 31, 2019 | Tracy Rucinski
    “The 28,000 flight attendants working for American Airlines refuse to walk onto a plane that may not be safe and are calling for the highest possible safety standards to avoid another tragedy,” Association of Professional Flight Attendants President Lori Bassani said in the letter. The letter, dated Oct. 30, followed two days of congressional hearings in Washington during which lawmakers grilled Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg about the development of the 737 MAX following two crashes that killed 346 people and led to the aircraft’s worldwide grounding in March. American Airlines Group (AAL.O) is the second largest U.S. operator of the...
  • 2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them

    09/21/2019 6:38:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2019
    Two Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with the pair. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah said they filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation against the Fort Worth-based airline, asking the federal agency to investigate the incident. The men say American Airlines discriminated against them Saturday for appearing Muslim and Middle Eastern during a flight from Birmingham, Alabama, that was headed to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The pair says flight attendants reported them because a crew member noticed Abdallah flush the toilet...
  • An ISIS aircraft mechanic caught trying to disable the same system that brought down two other 737s?

    09/20/2019 6:26:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 19, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    quite disturbing to learn that, contrary to what the press had .. assured us about a supposedly disgruntled aircraft mechanic who got caught trying to disable a Boeing 737, the guy had ISIS video on his cell phone. ... Doesn't everyone with labor beefs against his boss have ISIS video murders on his cell phone? ... Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani might just have been motivated by ISIS's brand of Islamism, not a woikin' man's desire for more overtime. The gullible media reported it otherwise, always eager to look the other way on Islamist terror. ... Alani's phone also had a...
  • Prosecutors say American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight has ties to ISIS

    09/18/2019 11:42:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/19 | Zack Budryk
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday claimed a former American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging a flight’s navigation system had ties to ISIS, according to ABC10. Prosecutors in Miami said Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani admitted to sabotaging the airplane July 17 ahead of a scheduled flight from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, but said it was out of frustration over stalled union contract talks.