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Two Planes Held at JFK Airport for Threat Investigation

Two Planes Held at JFK Airport for Threat Investigation

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Officials cleared two flights held for a time at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a threat involving the aircrafts was phoned in Monday.A caller told authorities that the flights, a Fin Air fli…

Man Arrested for Locking Himself in American Airlines Cockpit

Man Arrested for Locking Himself in American Airlines Cockpit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) – A man who Wednesday locked himself inside an American Eagle plane cockpit in Baton Rouge, La., surrendered to authorities and was in police custody, law enforcement sources told ABC News.The man was identifie…

Man Arrested for Locking Himself in American Airlines Cockpit

Man Arrested for Locking Himself in American Airlines Cockpit

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) – A man who Wednesday locked himself inside an American Eagle plane cockpit in Baton Rouge, La., surrendered to authorities and was in police custody, law enforcement sources told ABC News.The man was identifie…

Teen with Autism Told Not to Use iPad During Plane Takeoff

Teen with Autism Told Not to Use iPad During Plane Takeoff

Carly’s brother Matthew Fleischmann (left) with Carly (center) and her mother Tammy Fleischmann (right) in October 2011. (Courtesy Arthur Fleischmann)(NEW YORK) — A teenager with autism, flying on American Airlines, was nearly forced to turn off the …

American Airlines Offers New Baggage Delivery Service

American Airlines Offers New Baggage Delivery Service

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Airlines has a new service to get passengers on their way more quickly.The airline is teaming up with BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery to offer delivery of your bags from the airport to your final destination. Whe…

Smoke on American Eagle Flight Causes Dramatic Emergency Landing

Smoke on American Eagle Flight Causes Dramatic Emergency Landing

File photo. American Airlines(BARTONVILLE, Ill.) — An American Eagle flight bound for Chicago was diverted first because of bad weather. But as the plane was about to land, smoke began to fill the cabin, causing passengers to jump from the aircraft a…

An American Airlines Merger Could Mean Higher Fares for Travelers

An American Airlines Merger Could Mean Higher Fares for Travelers

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As American Airlines emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the carrier will be looking at potential mergers with other airlines, according to its chief executive.In a letter to employees on Tuesday, American Airlines …

Several Injured After Turbulence Hits American Airlines Flight

Several Injured After Turbulence Hits American Airlines Flight

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Several people aboard an American Airlines flight from Aruba to Miami were treated for injuries Tuesday evening after the plane was hit with turbulence prior to landing.In a statement, the carrier said Flight 1780 “e…

American Airlines Passenger Defends Ranting Flight Attendant

American Airlines Passenger Defends Ranting Flight Attendant

Hemera/Thinkstock (file photo)(NEW YORK) — One passenger has defended the flight attendant who lashed out at complaining passengers on a long-delayed flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport, although other passengers say they feared his behavior and …

DEA: American Airlines Workers Smuggled Cocaine into Miami, New York

DEA: American Airlines Workers Smuggled Cocaine into Miami, New York

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the latest arrests of U.S. airport workers on drug smuggling charges, authorities charged that two rings of nearly 50 corrupt employees at Puerto Rico’s main airport smuggled thousands of kilograms of cocaine ont…

Man Tries to Rush Cockpit on American Airlines Flight

Man Tries to Rush Cockpit on American Airlines Flight

File photo. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(MIAMI) — A “disoriented” Canadian man has been arrested for attempting to rush the cockpit of an American Airlines plane at the Miami International Airport on Friday.Ryan Snider, 24, was subdued by two first-class…

Frequent Fliers Sue American Airlines Over Loss of Unlimited Pass

Frequent Fliers Sue American Airlines Over Loss of Unlimited Pass

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In 1987, American Airlines was struggling and desperate for money, so they started offering an unlimited lifetime airpass for $350,000, hoping for an infusion of cash.  Just 66 people purchased the AAirpass bef…

American, US Airways Move Closer to Merger

American, US Airways Move Closer to Merger

American Airlines/US Air(WASHINGTON) — In an email to employees Friday, US Airways CEO Doug Parker said the airline had reached agreements with the three unions that represent nearly 55,000 American Airlines employees on what their collective bargaini…

US Airways Touts Savings, Sales as It Pushes for Merger with American

US Airways Touts Savings, Sales as It Pushes for Merger with American

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — US Airways appears to be pushing ahead with calls for a merger with American Airlines.Citing people familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal reports US Airways has told some of the bankrupt car…

US Airways to Takeover American Airlines?

US Airways to Takeover American Airlines?

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — US Airways is reportedly in talks to takeover the now bankrupt parent company of American Airlines, AMR Corporation.People familiar with the discussions told Bloomberg that proposals for the merger, lai…

More Flight Attendant Drama for American Airlines

More Flight Attendant Drama for American Airlines

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gailen David, the American Airlines flight attendant who posted a series of videos mocking his employer, has been fired.Bruce Hicks, spokesman for American Airlines, told ABC News he wanted to make it clear that Dav…

Flight Attendant Rant Sends American Airlines Flight Back to Gate

Flight Attendant Rant Sends American Airlines Flight Back to Gate

Nick Rallo/Dallas Observer(DALLAS) — An American Airlines flight headed from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago returned to the gate just prior to take off Friday morning when a female flight attendant began making inflammatory remarks over the public addre…

American Airlines Flight Turbulence Injures 6

American Airlines Flight Turbulence Injures 6

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Six crew members aboard an American Airlines flight en route from Brazil to Miami Sunday were sent to the hospital after the flight experienced severe turbulence, airline officials said.American Airlines Flight 980 was…

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her Bag

Woman Boards Plane with Gun in Her Bag

Hemera/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — A passenger at the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport was able to board a plane with a gun inside her carry-on luggage Wednesday, but was taken off the aircraft and detained by security officials before the flight coul…

Alec Baldwin Back on Twitter

Alec Baldwin Back on Twitter

Art Streiber/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — After a one month hiatus, Alec Baldwin has returned to Twitter.The 30 Rock actor stopped using his account on Dec. 6 after he repeatedly tweeted about his removal from an American Airlines flight for using his cellphone…

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