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American Airlines to Fly Its 737 MAX to South America

American Airlines has its recently reintroduced Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft scheduled to fly between the U.S and South America. From March 5, the Forth Worth-based carrier will fly the single-aisle Boeing between Miami and Manaus in northeastern Brazil. The news was reported by Aviacionline, based on Cirium data. From March 5, American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8s will fly four times a week between Miami and Manaus. Flights leave Miami at 5:15 p.m., arriving at Manaos past 1 a.m.…

United Offering $70 Fares to Destinations Over 70 Degrees

After nearly a year of stay-at-home orders, people are desperate for a vacation, and many are thinking about beach destinations this spring and summer. Fortunately, on Tuesday, United Airlines announced that dozens of its routes would be on sale for as low as $70 beginning Mar. 5. The carrier is…

American Airlines and JetBlue Launch Codeshare and Numerous New Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue have officially teamed up in the Northeast United States with the launch of a new schedule and codeshare agreement. The “Northeast Alliance” was launched by the two carriers in July 2020, and was approved by the Department of Transportation in January 2021. The deal between the…

American Airlines Announces Two New Destinations, Six New Flights

American Airlines has quietly added six new flights to their network, all starting in June. The new flights are already available for sale and were first loaded to the airline's website over this past weekend. Highlights of the new routes include the launch of two new destinations for the Fort…

American Airlines To Offer Nonstop Flights to Tel Aviv, Paramaribo…

On Monday, American Airlines announced two new international and two new domestic routes from its base at Miami International Airport. The airline also revealed additional capacity to Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The international routes will operate from Miami to Tel Aviv, Israel…

Opinion: Airlines Are Shilling for Third Bailout. That Can’t Happen.

Late last year, the impending arrival of vaccines for COVID-19 stood as a glimmer of hope for the travel industry. Many thought vaccines would help travel return and begin down the path toward normalcy for airlines. But even now, with multiple vaccines beginning distribution, that optimism has quickly soured. There…

American Prepares for 13,000 Employee Furloughs

On Wednesday, American Airlines warned employees that it will send furlough notices to roughly 13,000 employees this week. The announcement comes as the second round of federal payroll aid, which was approved in December, is set to expire. “The vaccine is not being distributed as quickly as any of us…

Cayman Airways Set to Resume 737 MAX Flights

On Tuesday, Cayman Airways announced the un-grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) rescinded the airspace restriction for the jet. The CAACI joins the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil and the United Kingdom in re-certifying the plane.…

Hundreds of American Flights Cancelled as PSA Regional Fleet Grounded

PSA Airlines has grounded the majority of its fleet as it works to carry out required nose gear door inspections. PSA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines and operates flights under the American Eagle banner. The grounding is related to a maintenance issue with the airline's fleet. The airline…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 30: Changing Travel Possibilities

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…