Articles tagged “american airlines”

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

American Airlines’ Response To Its Social Media Moment Came After Learning From United

Mae Anderson, Associated Press

All the facts aren't known yet about the incident on board the American Airlines flight before it departed San Francisco but there are many lessons to be learned already. At the least, American Airlines' mea culpa came quickly as the carrier obviously learned from United's missteps.

1 day ago

United Airlines President: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

United Airlines President: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is there a more honest airline executive than United's Scott Kirby? Probably not. But that's a good thing. United's 2015 decision to leave New York JFK was a head-scratcher, and it's nice to see new management calling it a mistake.

3 days ago

The Airline Business Is So Good U.S. Carriers Are Dropping NFL Charter Flights

The Airline Business Is So Good U.S. Carriers Are Dropping NFL Charter Flights

Barry Wilner, Associated Press

Business is strong now for U.S. airlines, and it's possible they have more profitable opportunities than flying NFL teams. The NFL is not the first sports enterprise to run into the trouble. The NCAA has also been having trouble finding charters for basketball teams.

4 days ago

Some American Airlines Pilots Say Their Uniforms Make Them Sick

Some American Airlines Pilots Say Their Uniforms Make Them Sick

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

This uniform saga has been a mess for American Airlines. But keep in mind, the pilot union has not been happy with American management for awhile, and it usually looks for any opportunity to criticize the airline's executives. American says only four pilots have complained.

4 days ago

Delta’s Operations Disrupted By Mid-Atlantic Thunderstorms — Skift Business Traveler

Delta’s Operations Disrupted By Mid-Atlantic Thunderstorms — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Those traveling on Delta last week may have felt the aftershocks of a storm that moved through Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport and turned operations on their head.

2 weeks ago

American’s Basic Economy Fares Are Working for the Airline So Far

American’s Basic Economy Fares Are Working for the Airline So Far

Brian Sumers, Skift

Did you think Basic Economy fares would be good for consumers? Ha. Airlines are in the business to make money, and this is one more tool to maximize their ability to increase revenues. For shareholders, that's good news.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Offer Deals as They Try to Sell More Miles to Consumers

Airlines Offer Deals as They Try to Sell More Miles to Consumers

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's rarely a great deal to buy miles directly from an airline. But several carriers in the Americas are offering big discounts, so it's no longer such a bad move to top off your account. Just remember: Miles almost always lose value with time.

3 weeks ago

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Associated Press

American Air isn't going to come out and admit the problem is as bad as some employees say it is, so this is likely as close to offering an olive branch as the airline will come.

3 weeks ago

Warren Buffet Has Faith in Airline Stocks but Other Investors Aren’t so Sure

Warren Buffet Has Faith in Airline Stocks but Other Investors Aren’t so Sure

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Warren Buffett is a top-notch investor with a strong track record. Let's assume he's in this for the long term, and not so worried about month-to-month capacity fluctuations.

3 weeks ago

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

American Airlines’ Stake in China Southern Airlines Is Now Official

Associated Press

Although the stake is minor, it gives American access to a market that many U.S. carriers are vastly behind in penetrating.

4 weeks ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

1 month ago

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

American Airlines Can Play Catch-Up in China by Closing China Southern Deal

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have partners in China. American does not, and its OneWorld alliance does not even have a mainland Chinese airline in it. American must play catch-up, and buying a small stake in China Southern is one way to do that.

1 month ago