American Airlines scheduling glitch allows pilots to drop thousands of July flights

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at Miami International Airport on December 10, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images A glitch in a scheduling platform allowed American Airlines pilots to drop thousands of trips in July last night, their union said Saturday, a headache for the airline as … Read more

Airlines face big rebooking challenges this summer

Airline passengers, some not wearing face masks following the end of Covid-19 public transportation rules, sit during an American Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California to Denver, Colorado on April 19, 2022. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Airlines that once touted globe-spanning destinations, promising … Read more

American Airlines’ new CEO Robert Isom vows reliability as peak travel season kicks off

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane takes off from Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2020. Loren Elliott | Reuters American Airlines’ new CEO Robert Isom is aiming for one thing this summer: reliability. The airline grew faster than its large competitors last year and occasionally passengers faced widespread disruptions, the result of routine … Read more

Why people act out despite the risks

Incidents involving unruly passengers in the United States are decreasing. But the good news may end there. On average, there were about 500 reports of unruly passengers per month in 2021, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration. In the first three months of 2022, this number fell to about 350 reports per month, according … Read more

American Airlines will resume alcohol sales on flights April 18

An American Airlines flight attendant serves drinks to passengers after departing from Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. Robert Alexander | Archive Photos | Getty Images American Airlines said Thursday it will resume sales of alcoholic beverages on domestic and short-haul international flights next month, a plan it delayed almost a year ago … Read more