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American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major American airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. It is the world's largest airline when measured by fleet size, scheduled passengers carried, and revenue passenger mile. American, together with its regional partners, operates an extensive international and domestic network with almost 6,800 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American Airlines is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, the third-largest airline alliance in the world. Regional service is operated by independent and subsidiary carriers under the brand name American Eagle.


American Airlines Says Staff Reductions To Come In The Fall [Video]

American Airlines Says Staff Reductions To Come In The Fall

A letter to employees told them American Airline Group Inc will have to downsize because of the coronavirus pandemic. They said management and support staff will be reduced by about 30% and some..

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American Airlines to cut some positions by 30% [Video]

American Airlines to cut some positions by 30%

American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to..

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Wall Street slumps after somber Fed outlook [Video]

Wall Street slumps after somber Fed outlook

Wall Street's three major indexes closed lower for the second day in a row after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned on Wednesday of extended economic weakness due to the coronavirus pandemic..

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Major Airlines Are Requiring Passengers To Wear Masks [Video]

Major Airlines Are Requiring Passengers To Wear Masks

Major airlines have said they now require all passengers to wear face masks. According to Business Insider, American Airlines, Delta, and United made the announcement this week. Other US airlines are..

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More U.S. states ease coronavirus curbs despite health warnings [Video]

More U.S. states ease coronavirus curbs despite health warnings

U.S. states from Minnesota to Mississippi this week prepared to join other states that have eased coronavirus restrictions to try to revive their battered economies, although some business owners..

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'An absolute gift': Southwest flight attendant, American Airlines CEO have emotional racism talk at 30,000 feet

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant bonded over the book "White Fragility'' on a flight to Florida.
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American Airlines announces further staff cuts, plans to reduce management, support staff by 30%

American Airlines is cutting its management and support staff by about 30%, according to a letter to employees.
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American Airlines, Hyatt hotels offer free vacations to NYC healthcare workers after pandemic

American Airlines and Hyatt will give free three-day trips to about 4,000 doctors, nurses and other workers at a public hospital in Queens, New York.
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Who Should Wear Masks on Planes? More Airlines Say Everyone.

Major carriers are requiring masks on their flight crews. Delta and American Airlines decided that passengers must cover their faces, too.
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Thousands of American Airlines pilots, flight attendants take leave, early retirement

Thousands of American Airlines pilots and flight attendants have accepted offers for voluntary leave and early retirement amid the coronavirus crisis.
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Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the..
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American Airlines slashes flights but has no plans to halt U.S. service

American Airlines Co said on Thursday it is cutting additional flights this summer as travel demand has drastically shrunk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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American Airlines flight attendant dies of coronavirus, elevating fears in the industry

Paul Frishkorn, a Philadelphia-based flight attendant, has died from coronavirus, fueling fears in a profession on the front lines of the pandemic.
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American Airlines cutting international flights by 75% amid demand collapse

American Airlines Inc said Saturday it plans to cut 75% of its international flights through May 6 and ground nearly all its widebody fleet, as airlines respond to the global collapse in travel demand..
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American Airlines to suspend nearly all long-haul international flights starting March 16

American Airlines Group Inc on Saturday said it will implement a phased suspension of nearly all long-haul international flights starting March 16, amid reduced demand and travel restrictions due to..
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Delta, American, United in White House talks to receive government support

Delta Air Lines , American Air Lines and United Airlines , the three largest U.S. airlines, are in talks with the U.S. government about potential assistance amid a dramatic drop-off in air travel..
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American Airlines sets fare caps after flight prices soar amid Europe coronavirus travel ban

American Airlines is setting fare caps after ticket prices soared following President Trump's travel ban from Europe.
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Coronavirus travel fallout: American, Delta cutting global and domestic flights as demand sinks

The airlines' move follows similar actions by United last week as airlines grapple with a sharp drop off in travel demand.
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American Airlines flight diverted after passenger tried to open emergency exit door

An American Airlines flight from Chicago to Dallas was diverted Tuesday to St. Louis after a passenger attempted to open the door.
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American Airlines cancels remaining flights to South Korea through April 24

American Airlines Group Inc said Tuesday it will temporarily suspend all remaining flights to South Korea through April 24 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Nervous about buying a plane ticket? American waiving change fees amid coronavirus crisis

American joined JetBlue and Alaska in allowing travelers buying new tickets to change them without paying a hefty fee. Fare differences will apply.
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Delta, American suspending flights to Milan as coronavirus flight cuts spread to Italy

Delta and American have suspended flights to Milan follow earlier cuts in service to China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan amid coronavirus crisis.
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Man punches reclined seat on American Airlines flight

A man started to punch a seat reclined on an American Airlines flight. The heated exchange started a national debate on who was in the wrong.
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American Airlines suspends China and Hong Kong flights until late April

American Airlines Group Inc , the largest U.S. carrier, said on Tuesday it would extend the suspension of its China and Hong Kong flights through April 24, amid reduced travel demand due to a..
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American Airlines won't resume flights to China, Hong Kong until late April at earliest

The airline, which had been scheduled to resume flights to China and Hong Kong by late March, now says it won't fly there until at least April 23.
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American Airlines agent said Orthodox Jews only bathe once a week, lawsuit claims

A Michigan couple say they've been defamed by American Airlines' continued statements that they were removed from a flight because of their smell.
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Pilots, flight attendants demand flights to China stop as virus fear mounts worldwide

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American Airlines' pilots filing a..
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American Airlines pilots sue to block China flights as virus unnerves crew worldwide

A pilots union filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to immediately halt American Airlines U.S.-China service, as cabin crews worldwide voiced unease about exposure to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus..
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American pilots union sues to stop China flights amid coronavirus outbreak; United extends cuts

The union representing American Airlines' pilots sued Thursday to stop the carrier from flying to China amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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American Airlines joins others in suspending some China flights as demand sags

American Airlines Group Inc, the largest U.S. carrier, said on Wednesday it would suspend flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai, as demand has sagged amid a coronavirus outbreak in China..
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American Airlines suspending flights to China because of sagging demand

American Airlines Group Inc, the largest U.S. carrier, said Wednesday it will suspend flights from Los Angeles to Beijing and Shanghai, citing sagging demand in the wake of the coronoavirus outbreak.
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American Airlines passenger sues airline, former employee alleging sexual harassment

An ex-American Airlines employee obtained a passenger's contact information from her bag tag so he could stalk and harass her, according to a lawsuit.
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USA TODAY's top 10 Travel stories of 2019: Hurricane, scorpion on plane, jetway births

From the scorpion aboard a United Airlines flight to the baby born on an American Airlines jetway, these were the stories readers clicked on in 2019.
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Iraqi security forces fire teargas to disperse protesters outside U.S. embassy

Iraqi security forces fired teargas on Tuesday outside the U.S. embassy to disperse protesters who had gathered to condemn American air strikes in Iraq.
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American Airlines begins offering non-binary gender options during booking process

American Airlines has quietly rolled out non-binary gender options during the booking process.
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Southwest Airlines won't fly Max again until after Easter: What does it mean for travelers?

Southwest will have to cut 300 daily flights as a result in March and the first half of April. American Airlines made a similar move last week.
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American Airlines apologizes after forcing passenger to change 'Hail Satan' shirt

American Airlines is apologizing after a passenger says she was forced to remove her "Hail Satan" shirt or leave the flight.
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Ask the Captain: Choosing between Airbus and Boeing 'like picking a favorite child'

Retired US Airways pilot John Cox discusses the pros and cons of Boeing and Airbus planes and what the 737 Max grounding means for future aircraft.
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These airlines are waiving change fees due to powerful winter storms across the US

American Airlines, Delta and JetBlue are among the airlines offering waivers to travelers to change their flights ahead of a powerful winter storm
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Expectant mother gives birth on American Airlines jetway; gives daughter appropriate name

An American Airlines flight landed with an extra passenger after Nereida Araujo went into labor while traveling for Thanksgiving.
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An American Airlines plane had a mechanical issue, and Hillary Clinton was onboard

An American Airlines flight, which had Hillary Clinton aboard, needed to return to its gate at LGA following a mechanical issue on Sunday.
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'I think we landed': The moment an American Airlines flight skids off snowy Chicago runway

No passengers were injured after an American Airline plane slid off the runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport amid icy weather conditions.
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Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on a Flight, Officials Say

An American Airlines flight from North Carolina to Utah was diverted to Tulsa, Okla., where the man was arrested, officials said.
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Four American Airlines flight attendants arrested at Miami airport, accused of money laundering

Four American Airlines flight attendants were arrested at Miami International Airport Monday on money laundering charges.
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Pilot: Crew members "lost consciousness" due to fumes in cabin

Two crew members and a passenger on an American Airlines plane have been taken to a hospital in Dublin after fumes from spilled cleaning fluid caused an emergency landing
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Retiring American Airlines pilot gives his wings to a young passenger on his first flight

The seasoned pilot has always enjoyed engaging with his passengers throughout his decades of flying.
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Check your flight: American removes 737 Max from schedule through holiday travel rush

American removed the 737 Max from its schedule through the holidays, a move that will proactively cancel 140 daily flights.
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Passenger forcibly removed from American Airlines plane by police at Miami airport

On Monday morning, a man was removed from an American Airlines plane by Miami-Dade Police using force.
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Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

A Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana's international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines..
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2 Muslim men say American Airlines canceled flight after crew 'didn’t feel comfortable'

Two Muslim men say American Airlines profiled them and canceled their flight after crew members said they “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with them.
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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging jet stored ISIS videos on his phone

There are new details in the case of an airline mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner. Prosecutors say evidence unveiled at the suspect's bail hearing revealed he stored ISIS..
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Mechanic charged with sabotaging plane accused of having ISIS ties

An American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane is now accused of having ties to terrorists. According to prosecutors, he shared videos stored on his cell phone of ISIS murders. Kris Van..
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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotage will remain behind bars

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ordered that an American Airlines mechanic charged with purposely damaging an aircraft that was due to take off from Miami with 150 aboard remain behind bars before a..
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No, you can't move into that empty extra legroom seat on your flight. They cost extra

American, Delta and United sell economy seats with extra legroom and other perks. Passengers who don't pay aren't allowed to move there if seats are open.
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Hurricane Humberto travel: Delta, American offer waivers; Carnival Cruise Line updates itineraries

As is typical with major weather events, airlines and at least one cruise line are making adjustments for Hurricane Humberto.
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