AMERICAN AIRLINES

  • Woman tweets she's from the Al Qaida, planning 'something big', backtracks after joke bombs and airlines threatens action April 14, 2014

    Samir Mezrahi, senior editor at Buzzfeed, on Sunday tweeted a screengrab of a Twitter interaction between a user @queendemetriax_ (the account has been deleted since) and American Airline (@AmericanAir) that has created quite an uproar online. The story played out like this. The user tweeted a joke "hello my name's...
  • Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years March 8, 2014

    Some of the worst air crashes in the last 30 years 2010 - Air India Express Flight 812 crash at Mangalore airport - Dubai to Mangalore bound plane crashed on 22 May 2010, overshot the runway on landing, fell over a cliff and caught fire, spreading wreckage across the surrounding hillside....
  • Passenger thrown out of the plane for singing nonstop May 14, 2013

    Washington: A passenger was booted off an American Airlines flight en route from Los Angeles to New York Monday when she would not stop singing Whitney Houston's hit 'I Will Always Love You'. The plane's pilot made an unscheduled stop in Kansas City about halfway through the sixhour flight after passengers...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights October 29, 2012

    New York: Airlines hastily canceled flights in the Northeast Sunday as Hurricane Sandy moved up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American Airlines, JetBlue...
  • US: Exim sued for giving loan guarantee to AI February 20, 2012

    Washington: The US airline industry has sued the Export Import Bank (Exim) alleging that its financial support to Indian national carrier Air India, which itself is in deep red, will harm the American airlines. In a revised complaint filed before a US court on Friday last week, the Air Transport Association...
  • American Airlines files for bankruptcy November 30, 2011

    Washington: American Airlines filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday to cut labor costs in the face of high fuel prices and dampened travel demand, capping a prolonged descent for what was once the largest US carrier. AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines, also filed for bankruptcy and replaced its chief...
  • Kingfisher, American Airlines ink frequent flier pact November 3, 2011

    Bangalore: Kingfisher Airlines on Thursday said it has signed a comprehensive frequent flier agreement with American Airlines. Kingfisher Airlines is a memberelect of the world's leading quality airline alliance, oneworld, of which American Airlines is a founder member. As a result of...
  • Rajat Gupta quits from 3 corporate boards March 8, 2011

    Boston: IndianAmerican Rajat Gupta, the former McKinsey head accused of passing insider tips to Galleon Group's billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam, has resigned from three corporate boards, including American Airlines. In a filing to US market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission, AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines, on...
  • Hijack threat halts American Airlines flight August 20, 2010

    San Francisco: A hijack threat halted an American Airlines flight just before takeoff, leaving the New Yorkbound jet sitting on the tarmac for several hours while it was searched and passengers were removed for extra scrutiny. The FBI later determined that the telephoned threat wasn't credible, but in the wake of...
  • US plane breaks into 2 pieces, passengers survive December 23, 2009

    Kingston: An American Airlines flight from Miami overshot a runway on Tuesday night during a heavy rainstorm in Kingston, injuring dozens of people, officials said. There were no reports of fatalities. Flight 331 took off from Miami International Airport at O852 hrs IST (0152 GMT) and arrived at Norman Manley International...
  • American Airlines staff held on drug charges September 17, 2009

    New York: US agents have arrested 21 persons, nine of them American Airlines employees for allegedly smuggling suitcases loaded with cocaine. The accused are charged with a conspiracy to distribute more than 9,000 kg of the drug in American Airlines commercial flights. The indictment alleges that the ringleader American Airlines...
  • Jet Airways to partner American Airlines November 20, 2007

    Mumbai In a bid to tap growing passenger traffic between the US and India, leading private carrier Jet Airways Tuesday announced a codesharing agreement with US private carrier American Airlines for some domestic flights out of New York. Code sharing refers to a practice where a flight operated by an airline...