Web
Analytics
The news is by your side.

American Airlines

American Airlines warns of fare increases if oil remains high

SYDNEY: American Airlines warned airline passengers may eventually face higher ticket prices if oil prices remain high, prompting carriers to remove seats from the market. Oil prices have risen around 50 percent compared to the levels seen last year and that is putting pressure on airline profits.  “If it becomes clear this is the new normal you would see over time less capacity and growth in the industry and therefore higher prices, but I don’t think that’s going to happen in the near term,” CEO Doug Parker told…

American Airlines apologizes to pro basketball players

CHICAGO: American Airlines has apologized to two professional basketball players who were kicked off a flight originating from Dallas, Texas, after being falsely accused of theft. The airline said it apologized to Marquis Teague and Trahson Burrell, both members of the National Basketball Association's minor league team Memphis Hustle, for the Christmas Eve incident, which came to light Tuesday. The two men, who are African-American, had boarded a flight operated by American's regional subsidiary Envoy Air. They were…

American Airlines’ employee suspended after row with passengers

American Airlines has suspended an employee after a video showed an altercation on one of its planes involving crew, several passengers and a crying woman carrying a young child. An American Airlines employee violently took a stroller from the woman, hitting her with it and just missing her child, Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya said in a post accompanying the video he put on the site on Friday. Less than two weeks ago, a 69-year-old doctor, David Dao, was hospitalised after Chicago aviation police dragged him from a…

Twenty ‘minor injuries’ after plane fire at Chicago airport

CHICAGO: Approximately 20 people were injured when an American Airlines Boeing 767 bound for Miami caught fire Friday as it attempted to take off from Chicago's O'Hare airport, emergency officials said. The blaze broke out on American Airlines Flight 383 -- with 161 passengers and nine crew on board -- as the plane was on the runway at one of the nation's busiest airports. "We transported about 20 patients with minor injuries to several hospitals," Juan Hernandez of the Chicago Fire Department told a news conference. He…