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American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a three-class configuration. The flight is currently planned as a year-round service. "Bangalore is one of our highest demand destinations for our corporate accounts, really…

American Airlines and GOL Announce Codeshare Agreement

This Tuesday, American Airlines and GOL, Brazil's largest airline, announced a mutual codeshare agreement, which will allow both airlines to increase their respective networks in their peer's home markets. The agreement is still pending regulators' approvals. American says the partnership will be present in 53 flights operated by GOL, departing…

Over the Boneyard: A Look Down at Roswell International Air…

Roswell International Air Center is a public-use airport that serves the city of Roswell, N.M. It was previously known as Roswell Army International Airfield during World War II, and Walker Air Force Base during the Cold War. The base was previously known for a large presence of US Air Force…

American Begins Scheduled 787 Dreamliner Service in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, American Airlines began its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes out of its Philadelphia hub to the cities of Amsterdam, Zurich, Manchester, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth with more to follow in the near future. That date also marks the opening of a 787 pilot base in the former carrier…

Inside American Airlines’ Gold Star Family Airlift to Disney World

Since 2006, American Airlines has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring families that have lost members in combat together  Originally, the company operated charter flights to its Dallas/Fort Worth base where children were transported to the "North Pole," also known as hangar specially decorated for the holidays. Just…

Opinion: Why I Will Dearly Miss American’s ‘Super 80s’

Call me dramatic, perhaps a bit over-emotional, or nostalgic, but I am indeed in love with American’s long-time workhorse MD-80 fleet. While other airlines, including Delta, will continue to operate the type after American retires theirs on Wednesday, Sept. 4, there are many things that make AA’s ‘Super 80s’ stand…

American Makes First Foray into Africa, Adds Eastern Europe and…

It has been a busy week for American Airlines with regards to new routes. The carrier has just announced new international destinations including Casablanca, Krakow, Prague and Tel Aviv. American will become the only U.S. carrier to provide a nonstop service to Morocco when its route is finally open on…

American Makes First Foray into Africa, Adds Eastern Europe and…

It has been a busy week for American Airlines with regards to new routes. The carrier has just announced new international destinations including Casablanca, Krakow, Prague and Tel Aviv. American will become the only U.S. carrier to provide a nonstop service to Morocco when its route is finally open on…

Flying Onboard a Boeing 737 Full of Veterans to the…

Airlines often find ways to give back to their respective communities. It is certainly not uncommon to see a carrier donate a few thousand dollars to an aviation educational program or give back to a community in need. While some may be tax write-off or the idea from a public…

American Schedules Last MD-80 Revenue Flight

September 4 is going to be a date many of us will remember. That day American Airlines will retire its remaining 26 McDonnell Douglas MD-80 aircraft, ending a 37-year-long flying career. Unveiled by McDonnell Douglas in 1977 as an evolution of the DC-9-50, the MD-80 was nicknamed "Mad Dog" while…