Thursday, July 29

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American Airlines is facing fuel shortages at smaller airports, but its planned solution may end up burning more fuel

Airports in the Western US are experiencing fuel shortages due to delivery delays. American Airlines is telling pilots to cut back on fuel use and may add fuel stops, CNBC reports. Delays and cancellations have been minimal but multiple airlines are affected. LoadingSomething is loading. The shipping crisis is now affecting the airline indust...
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American Airlines passenger who refused to wear a mask screamed for 10 minutes during her arrest, reports say

An American Airlines passenger was arrested in New Orleans after refusing to wear a mask, police said. Witnesses told The New Orleans Advocate that the woman was heard screaming while being hauled away. The incident caused an hour-long delay on the 1768 flight to Dallas. LoadingSomething is loading. An American Airlines passenger was detained ...
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Flying has been an absolute mess this summer — and it may get worse before it gets better

The summer travel season is off to a rough start thanks to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. Airlines quickly found themselves overscheduled and understaffed due to pandemic cuts. Hiring plans are in motion but it will be a while until airlines reach full strength. LoadingSomething is loading. Flying is back, and with a vengeance....
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You can now transfer Citi points to American Airlines — but only for a limited time

This post contains links to products from our advertisers, and we may be compensated when you click on these links. Our recommendations and advice are ours alone, and have not been reviewed by any issuers listed. Terms apply to offers listed on this page.Citi is an Insider advertising partner. Ask any points and miles enthusiast for their travel rewards wish list, and you'd probably hear them hope that Citi ThankYou Rewards would add American Airlines as a transfer partner. After all, Citi offers several American Airlines credit cards, so it seems like a natural pair-up.That transfer partnership has never materialized — until now. From July 18 to November 13, 2021, eligible Ci...
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American Airlines is recalling 3,300 flight attendants from extended voluntary leave as it ramps up for a busy holiday season

American Airlines has told flight attendants on extended leave that it wants them back, per a memo. The airline also plans to hire 800 new flight attendants before March 2022 as travel rebounds. It furloughed more than 8,000 cabin crew members in October 2020 as travel demand slumped. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is canceling extended voluntary leave for about 3,300 of its flight attendants as it prepares for a surge in travel demand, which will last beyond the summer. Returning cabin crews will restart flights in November and December, and two-thirds will need to be retrained, the airline told e...
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TikTok video shows woman on American Airlines plane duct-taped to her seat after she tried to open the door mid-flight

@lol.airee/TikTok Summary List Placement A TikTok video shows a woman duct-taped to her seat on an American Airlines flight after she reportedly attacked flight attendants and attempted to open the plane's front door. The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 1774 that was traveling from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. In the video, filmed by TikTok user @lol.ariee, an unidentified woman in first class can be seen with duct tape around her body and mouth as she attempts to scream at passengers who are departing the plane after it landed. Read more: 2 top Barclays bankers that helped raise $23 billion in crucial funding for America's biggest airlines share what's...
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American Airlines passenger arrested after jumping from an emergency exit after a 30-minute delay in disembarking

An American Airlines passenger jumped from an emergency exit after a 30-minute delay.  People were told to remain onboard temporarily after the flight's cancellation but one man refused. He reportedly crawled over passengers to leave. A spokesperson told Insider he was immediately detained.  See more stories on Insider's business page. An American Airlines passenger was detained on Friday after leaping out of a plane's emergency exit while it was still at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.  The flight to Baltimore was cancelled due to severe weather after 172 passengers and six crew members boarded the plane.After the cancell...
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American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights due to staffing shortages and maintenance issues

American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights this weekend, ABC News reported Sunday. The company canceled flights due to staffing and maintenance issues. American plans to cancel dozens more per day through July amid a surge in travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights scheduled for the weekend and Monday due to staffing shortages, including employees out sick, as well as maintenance issues, ABC News reported Sunday.The company canceled 123 flights scheduled for Saturday, 178 for Sunday, and 97 for Monday, mostly involving Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 aircraft, accor...
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Airline check-ins won’t turn into a’Weight Watchers-like’ scenario, despite passengers being heavier, say industry experts

Airlines won't weigh passengers to stay within safety limits despite being heavier, says experts. Airlines can conduct passenger surveys and use CDC population averages to calculate weights. American Airlines told Insider that its average passenger is now eight pounds heavier. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airline passengers have gotten heavier, but companies are unlikely to weigh individual passengers at the check-in desk to help keep an aircraft within its safety limits, two industry experts told Insider. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which regulates commercial airlines, told Insider that while wei...
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Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage because passengers are getting heavier, according to an industry expert

Airlines could use higher passenger weights to charge more for baggage, says an industry expert. American Airlines said its average passenger weights had risen by eight pounds. But experts say airlines are unlikely to weigh passengers before they board their flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airlines could hike charges on overweight baggage as they try to account for heavier passengers, an industry expert told Insider. American Airlines confirmed to Insider on June 10 that its average passenger weights had increased, while airline officials told the Wall Street Journal that average passenger and baggage weig...