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American Airlines, Union Fail To Hammer Out Quick Deal

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Speeded-up talks between American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union ended Friday night without an agreement, and the two sides will now ask the National Mediation Board to step in.
The TWU said on its Web site it will make an announcement “regarding status of negotiations … relative to Federal Mediation on Monday, December 15.” [...]


American Jet Returns To MSP After Smoke Seen In Cabin

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A couple of minutes into a flight to Dallas-Ft. Worth this morning, Eric Smith heard a loud bang on the floor a row in front of him.
Moments later, the Coon Rapids man said, he and his family were covered with white, fluffy insulation. “And then blue smoke started coming out,” he said.
The American [...]


American Airlines Named Best Airline For First-Class Service In North America By Business Traveler Magazine Readers

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The thousands of readers of Business Traveler magazine have spoken, and they say that American Airlines is the “Best Airline for First-Class Service in North America” for 2008.
American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, received the honor last night at a ceremony in Los Angeles, where Business Traveler magazine recognized the winners [...]


American Airlines To Offer Dallas-Madrid Service

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American Airlines said Thursday it would offer daily nonstop flights between its Dallas-Fort Worth hub and Madrid beginning in May.
American Chief Executive Gerard Arpey linked the new service with the belief that U.S. regulators will approve antitrust immunity for American, British Airways and Spain’s Iberia to jointly set prices and schedules of trans-Atlantic flights.
American argues [...]


Magazine Honors Retired American Airlines Pilot

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Captain Dave Harris Receives Award from American Legacy Magazine
Retired American Airlines Captain Dave Harris has received the “2008 Men of Honor and Distinction Award” by American Legacy magazine, a publication geared towards the country’s African American population.
The magazine recently recognized Harris for being the first African American to fly for a major passenger airline. Others [...]


A Champion For America’s Airline Passengers

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On the last weekend of December 2006, Kate Hanni embarked on what was intended to be a simple short-haul holiday. Hanni – along with her husband, Tim, and sons, LandEn and Chase – was travelling from San Francisco to a coastal resort outside Mobile, Alabama, where Tim, a sommelier, was to conduct a series of [...]


Flight Attendants Keep The Peace On The Fly

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American Airlines flight attendant Suzanne Moore has a strategy for dealing with passengers who won’t turn off their cell phones.
She tells them that their flight has been selected for a test, and “in five seconds we will flip a new switch, which will cause any electronic devices that are on to self-destruct.” Moore says [...]


Magazine Honors Retired American Airlines Pilot

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Retired American Airlines Captain Dave Harris has received the “2008 Men of Honor and Distinction Award” by American Legacy magazine, a publication geared towards the country’s African American population.
The magazine recently recognized Harris for being the first African American to fly for a major passenger airline. Others receiving the award have included filmmaker Spike Lee [...]


American Airlines And Cabin Crews Open Contract Negotiations

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Contract negotiations are underway between American Airlines and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), the union representing the airline’s flight attendants. The union is calling for improved working conditions, the restoration of lost wages and benefits, and an end to CEO bonuses. An APFA press release about the commencement of contract negotiations explains:
“Flight Attendants [...]



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