American Airlines News

The latest news and analysis of American Airlines, including breaking news, executive interviews, earnings coverage, and analysis of its competitors.

Tourism

Rural U.S. Travel Slows to a Mosey

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at declining rural tourism, expectations for American Air, and travel carbon footprints.

Rural U.S. Travel Slows to a Mosey

Airlines

New U.S. Passenger Protection Proposal Includes Refunds and Right to Sue

Airlines have defeated consumer protection law proposals in the past, but U.S. lawmakers are adamant the sector has lost credibility and needs to be more accountable for their detrimental actions of late.

New U.S. Passenger Protection Proposal Includes Refunds and Right to Sue

Airline Weekly

American Airlines Is Profitable and Reliable But CEO Robert Isom Is Expected to Deliver More

For CEO Robert Isom to be viewed as one of the top airline industry CEOs, he will have to do more than just produce a steadily profitable and reliable airline. Here's why.

American Airlines Is Profitable and Reliable But CEO Robert Isom Is Expected to Deliver More

Airline Weekly

The Thick of Fourth Quarter Airline Earnings

It's a busy earnings week with American, Southwest, Alaska, and JetBlue all reporting.

The Thick of Fourth Quarter Airline Earnings

Airlines

American Airlines Sees First Full Year of Profitability Since 2019

The expenses at American Airlines were billions higher in 2022, but so was revenue, making the year an overall success looking at dollars alone.

American Airlines Sees First Full Year of Profitability Since 2019

Airline Weekly

Washington Reagan’s Traffic Is Booming, But Not With the Right Travelers

It's not necessarily the "right" travelers who are boosting numbers at Washington, D.C.'s popular Reagan National airport.

Washington Reagan’s Traffic Is Booming, But Not With the Right Travelers

News Blog

American Airlines Customer Chief to Depart

American Airlines Chief Customer Officer Alison Taylor is retiring. Her departure will leave the Fort Worth, Texas- based carrier with no C-suite executive whose sole purview is customers. Taylor's duties at American will be split between Chief Commercial Officer Vasu Raja and Scott Laurence, the carrier's senior vice president of global partnerships and international, the…

Airline Weekly

Air New Zealand Prepares for New Competition from Qantas and Delta

Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran says his airline is ready for new competition on its home turf.

Air New Zealand Prepares for New Competition from Qantas and Delta

Tourism

Skift’s 2023 Megatrends and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, we unveil our 16 Megatrends for 2023, India is poised to become the world's largest outbound travel market, and Sonder eliminates cleaning fees for guests.

Skift’s 2023 Megatrends and Other Top Stories This Week

Airlines

New Pilot Contracts to Drive Up Costs at U.S. Airlines

The revenge-like rebound in travel demand is not the only thing going up. Airline costs are also rising as major carriers race to hire pilots. Analysts anticipate headwinds against 2023 margins in the midst of fallen share prices and uncertain economic climate.

New Pilot Contracts to Drive Up Costs at U.S. Airlines