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An Alaska Air 737 assists American Airlines in Cold Bay, Alaska (Photo: American Airlines)

Cold Bay, Alaska Welcomes American Airlines Team With Open Arms

On Oct. 12, American Airlines flight 288 from Shanghai to Chicago O'Hare was in the final half of its journey across the Pacific. When the pilots of the Boeing 787-8 aircraft noticed a light indicating a mechanical issue involving the number two engine, they were flying at an altitude of about 38,000 feet, 710 nautical miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska. The crew shut down the Dreamliner's number two engine and descended to 21,000 feet before turning north and landing…

Safety Videos: The Big Three US Carriers And Their Attempt…

The purpose of safety videos are to inform the passengers what to do in case of an emergency. Recently, several airlines have begun to make an effort to make their safety videos more memorable. Some videos that AvGeeks, and the general public, will never forget include Virgin America’s #VXSafetyDance and Air…

First Look: Inside American’s 787-9 Dreamliner

The first Boeing 787-9 was rolled out of the factory back in 2013. In August of the following year, the variant entered commercial service with All Nippon Airways. In 2014, United Airlines became the first US-based airline to pick up the 787-9. American took delivery of their first of 21…

Ready For The Runway: American’s New Uniforms Take Off

Today, American Airlines’ more than 70,000 employees will be wearing the company’s new uniforms. The new clothing, another step in unifying the brands of American and US Airways, has been a work in progress since 2013. Since the merger, the airline has worked on updating all aspects of the brand,…

Fresh from Charleston: American Takes Delivery of Their First 787-9…

In reflection of their fleet modernization efforts, American has taken delivery of their first 787-9 Dreamliner. The extended Dreamliner variant was delivered to the airline on Tuesday from Boeing's manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. American's new 787-9 Dreamliner has 285 seats, with 30 business class seats, 21 premium economy…

American Outlines Major Changes to Route Network

On Thursday, American Airlines released a revised schedule featuring new routes, station closures, and route cancellations. These changes reflect the airline's modernization and growth efforts. In an internal statement, American announced five new routes from Chicago-O'hare, Dallas, and Miami: DFW - Amsterdam (Seasonal: May-September) DFW - Rome (Seasonal: May-September) DFW…

American and Republic Reach Business Saving Agreement

American Airlines and Republic Airways are now partnered for the long term. On September 2nd, the two companies filed for an approval by the United States Bankruptcy Court in New York. The agreement came at a time when Republic was in bankruptcy protection. In a press release by Republic Airways…

American and United Appoint New Presidents

There has been an interesting shakeup in the airline executive world this afternoon as American Airlines and United Airlines both name new company presidents. American's New President American announced Robert Isom as their new President who will report directly to the Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. The 52-year-old began his…

Inflight WiFi: The Competition for High Speed at High Altitudes

The ability to stay connected while traveling is now a top priority for the airlines. Companies such as Gogo have been providing inflight internet service since 2008, starting with American Airlines and have expanded to many other carriers. Like any first generation technology, there are problems along with room for…

American Airlines Turns 90

Today, American Airlines celebrated its 90th birthday. The airline marked the occasion with special events across its network and on social media, including a special celebration for passengers on American Airlines flight 90. We’re celebrating by taking a look back at the rich legacy of the largest airline in the…