Saying Goodbye To The Silver MD-80s

August 24, 2016 Matthew Garcia

Tuesday may have been a normal day of hard labor for most commercial aircraft but for 20 American MD 80s, it was retirement day. “It’s a bittersweet day as we say goodbye to so many


Airline Reservations Systems: A Brief History

August 16, 2016 Parker Davis

In 1946, American Airlines began experimenting with the first automated booking system, the Electromechanical Reservisor. In 1952, the airline introduced a newer system in order to gain access to inventory in real time from across


American Uses Wrong Aircraft to Fly to Hawaii

September 12, 2015 James Dinsdale

Just this weekend news emerged that American Airlines Flight 31 performed service from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu International Airport without its mandatory Extended Twin-Engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) rating. The aircraft, an Airbus A321-200 registered


American Plans US Airways’ Last Flight

July 16, 2015 Ian McMurtry

The final countdown is officially beginning for US Airways. On October 17th, according to sources, the US Airways name will disappear from the skies as American Airlines works to finish integrating the brand. The last

No Picture

This Year in Commercial Aviation: 2014

January 3, 2015 Jace Moseley

Wow, what a year for commercial aviation! This year was an action packed year for the airline industry and it carried with it highs and lows. In 2014, we lost airlines and certain aircraft, but

No Picture

American Airlines: Another New Look

January 2, 2015 Staff

A new look for American Airlines employees is arriving.  Announced Dec. 2, 2014 in an internal memo to employees of the combined American/US Airways, the highly-anticipated updated uniforms were revealed.  Designed by KAUFMANFRANCO, a Los

1 2 3