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American Closes Mexico City to Philadelphia Route

Over the weekend, American Airlines made a change in its reservation system, indicating the airline will be stopping its service between its Northeastern hub in Philadelphia and Mexico City on Jan. 9, 2019, according to a Flightglobal report. The daily flight, operated by an A319, was recently launched in early July of this year, in a move that allowed American to conveniently connect Philadelphia as well as secondary markets in the Northeast with Mexico City. However, numbers have not been…

American Expands its Route Offering to Latin America

In an effort aimed to increase Dallas-Fort Worth's offering from 800 to 900 daily flights, American Airlines has announced the addition of 11 new routes departing from the carrier's largest hub. “We want the best for customers and that means having an expansive network out of DFW,” said Cedric Rockamore, Vice…

Disappearing into the Desert: American Sends 8 Super 80s to…

As part of its efforts to fully retire its fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-80s by 2019, American Airlines has sent 8 of its Super 80s, as the airline refers to them, to Roswell International Air Center today where they will be stored indefinitely. The aircraft all flew from Dallas, where…

AAviationDay 2018: A Global Recap

In what is widely regarding as the preeminent aviation event of the year, AirlineGeeks and American Airlines held the third annual AAviationDay on Friday to promote the beauty of aviation to adoring enthusiasts around the world. The yearly event is planned around National Aviation Day, a national observation day started…

The Quest for One Last Flight: An Ode to the…

Once a mainstay at the country’s major airports, the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world. Flying for the likes of Trans World Airlines, Delta Air Lines and, most notably, American Airlines, the aircraft is best described as a workhorse, performing the short-medium haul…

American Airlines Changes Basic Economy Rules, Follows Delta’s Lead with…

American Airlines recently announced a major change to its basic economy fare rules as it will now allow basic economy passengers to bring carry-on luggage on flights, in addition to a personal item. Previously, only passengers with elite status or co-brand credit cards were allowed carry-on luggage. Coming hours before…

Leave Laptops and Liquids in Bags? American and TSA Unveil…

American Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) unveiled new screening technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 8 on Tuesday, marking the start of a new partnership between American and the TSA to increase safety while also streamlining the security screening process. The centerpiece of the new partnership…

American Confirms Retrofitting Plan for Some Boeing 787-8s

American Airlines is undergoing a significant fleet renovation. Having retrofitted all of its 777 fleet with all-aisle access seats in business class and a denser configuration in economy with 10 abreast seats, the airline is now in the process of expanding premium economy across its long-haul fleet. Its latest move involves…

American Airlines Unveils DC-3 Food Truck in Los Angeles

In aviation, aircraft conversions are standard practice, with older aircraft being converted from passenger to cargo configurations. On Monday, however, American Airlines and Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum, a local Los Angeles aviation museum, unveiled the first-ever DC-3 aircraft converted into a gourmet food truck. The DC-3/food truck, named the “DC-3 Gourmet,”…

Piedmont Retires Final Bombardier Dash 8 with Sunset Sendoff

Piedmont Airlines officially retired the Bombardier Dash 8. The final service will mark the end of a 33-year tenure of the type for the airline. This final flight will operate to Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY) from Charlotte (CLT) as flight number 4927. The aircraft will depart from CLT at…