American Airlines News

American Air Asks Court to Halt `Illegal Slowdown’ by Mechanics

American Airlines Group Inc. asked a federal court to halt an “illegal slowdown campaign” by unionized employees, saying the action had disrupted the travel plans of 125,000 passengers in the last three months. Mechanics are taking too long to repair …

Southwest Airlines Loses Top Spot in Passenger Satisfaction

Southwest Airlines Co, the biggest user of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets that were grounded worldwide following two fatal crashes, dropped two places from the top in terms of passenger satisfaction in 2019, a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction …

Pilots Demand Better Training to Rebuild Trust in 737 MAX

American Airlines pilots have warned that Boeing Co’s draft training proposals for the troubled 737 MAX do not go far enough to address their concerns, according to written comments submitted to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and seen by Reuters. …

American Airlines Extends Max-Caused Cancellations to June 5

WASHINGTON — American Airlines is extending by over a month its cancellations of about 90 daily flights as the troubled 737 Max plane remains grounded by regulators. American said Sunday it is extending the cancellations through June 5 from the …

Boeing to Detail 737 Max Fixes with Regulators, Pilots

Boeing Co. plans to meet this week with customers and regulators to explain the measures it’s taking to get its 737 Max back into service, after the aircraft was grounded following two deadly crashes in less than five months. The …

FAA Inspector Cozy With American Airlines Exec Ignored Safety Tips

A federal inspector assigned to monitor American Airlines Group Inc. failed to act on safety complaints after developing a friendship with a company official, according to a government watchdog report. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector, who had been assigned to …

American’s Pilots Say It Flies On the Edge of Safety Rules

Efforts by American Airlines to keep flights on schedule during the summer travel season are on the verge of violating safety rules, according to the union for the carrier’s pilots. The world’s biggest airline has been increasing aircraft speeds, re-routing …

American Airlines Jet Crew May Have Been Tired in Jamaica Crash

An investigation into a plane accident almost five years ago at a Jamaican airport has concluded that an American Airlines jet flying in from Miami botched the landing and the flight crew may have been fatigued. On Dec. 22, 2009, …

Loose Seats Prompts Grounding of 8 American Airlines Planes

American Airlines said on Monday it has temporarily grounded eight planes to evaluate them after seats became loose on two flights in the last few days — incidents which have also prompted safety regulators to look into the matter. The …