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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 US Airways' main transatlantic hub. Although the joining of the two airlines was many years ago, this marks the passing of another milestone in the merger between American and the…

Changing Times: The Airline-Aircraft Combinations That Ended In The 2010s

As 2020 rolls around a decade of change has been brought to the airline industry and with mergers and acquisitions defining the 2010s, a round of aircraft removals drew headlines across the industry. So, as the next decade begins in under one week, let us take a look back at…

Wichita Lands Phoenix Competition with New American Service

One of Wichita’s most popular carriers has officially launched its newest route from the city as American Airlines flew its inaugural flight from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday. The largest airline to serve Wichita, American will fly the route daily through…

American Airlines Ends Cordoba, Argentina Route

Fort Worth, TX-based American Airlines has announced that it will no longer service the Argentinean city of Cordoba. While the carrier has been expanding its service to Latin America, adding flights to Lima and Sao Paulo, it will end the Miami to Cordoba route in May 2020. It is worth…

How American’s New Codeshare Deal Could Open Up oneworld Passengers’…

The African continent has long been one of the markets that is least-permeated by U.S. airlines. On the surface, that seems sensible, given the continent's location had made flying there impossible until recent decades and the fact that both American and international multinational corporations have tended to place headquarters almost…

U.S. Airlines Extend Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations Again

The beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March 13, 2019. Two of the aircraft’s largest U.S. operators believe that the grounding is going to continue to be nearly a year long. Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have announced an extension for the removal of the aircraft from…

United Airlines Outlines New Pilot Initiative

Major U.S. carriers are continuing to increase recruitment in hopes of replacing an aging group of pilots over the course of the coming years. According to CNBC, Chicago-based United Airlines announced on Thursday it would look to hire over 10,000 new pilots over the next decade. This comes as the…

American Airlines, GOL Downplay Shocking LATAM-Delta Move

The day after Delta's shocking announcement of the acquisition of a 20 percent stake in LATAM was marked by one thing: the excitement and joy behind both new partners' communications and the damage control strategies at play in the companies that will suffer direct and unwanted changes in their long-time…

Mad Dog Mitigation: How Retiring an Aircraft Effects the Cities…

It is undeniable that a commercial aircraft type will retire and when it does, there has to bee some aircraft to step in to take its place. Even before the sun had set and the party had died down on Wednesday, the gradual retirement of the Super 80 had taken…

American Sends Long-Time Super 80 Workhorse to the New Mexico…

American Airlines officially laid the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 to rest on Wednesday after 36 years of service with the airline. Today, 26 Super 80s, as the airline marketed them as, still in American Airlines' polished aluminum liveries, embarked on their final flight to Roswell, New Mexico where they will enjoy…