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Airlines Begin Banning the Shipment of Game Trophies

In light of recent news of the killing of world renown Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist Walter Palmer, airlines around the globe have updated their policies to no longer allow for game trophies to be shipped in their cargo holds. The first airline to make the change was South African Airways in April, followed by Emirates, Lufthansa and British Airways. These four airlines fly a large amount of their traffic to Africa and other popular game areas,…

Who Deserves to Fly into Dallas-Love Field: The History Behind…

Over the past few weeks, arguments have continued to heat up regarding one simple question; should Delta be allowed to fly into Dallas-Love Field, or be forced to fly only into Dallas-Ft. Worth International? While to some this may seem like an obvious answer to encourage competition, various factors since…

American and Qantas increase Their Partnership: Announce New Trans-Pacific Routes

On Tuesday, June 9th, Qantas and American Airlines held a press conference at the IATA Annual General Meeting. In this conference, Doug Parker, American's CEO, and Alan Joyce, Qantas' CEO, sat down to make numerous important announcements having to do with their route networks. Speaking first, Doug Parker addressed members…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

The Fight for Haneda: How American Carriers Want to Serve…

Just two weeks ago, the United States Transportation Department ruled that if Delta Air Lines wants to keep its route service from Seattle to Tokyo-Haneda (HND), it would need to operate the flight every single day, 365 days a year. The Transportation Department stated that Delta exercised “virtual abandonment of…

American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A…

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the…

American to Add Six New Routes to the Caribbean, Latin…

American Airlines has announced it will launch six new routes to the Caribbean, Latin America, and Mexico.  These new routes will further bolster American’s already strong market to areas south of the United States.  These six new routes are all pending government approval.  One new city for American is included…

American Announces Plans for Their 787 Dreamliner

American Airlines, on Wednesday, announced its plans for its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.  This comes after a long wait and has made many eager to see inside of the new aircraft.  The interior configuration as well as the routes it will fly were revealed. Across the board the 787 boasts features…

American Airlines Outlines Changes to Fleet in 2015

With the merger with US Airways, the "new American is arriving" with a very diverse and sizable combined fleet. Here, we take a look at American Airlines' plans for 2015. American (Mainline) Airbus A319: American will add seven additional A319 aircraft to the fleet this year.  Four will be delivered…

Chaos in the Cabin: How the Safety Briefing Can Be…

Before every flight, airlines are required to give a safety briefing. The majority of fliers tune out this briefing; however, at the time it matters most, regret can set in for those fliers who did not take three minutes to pay attention to the safety briefing. After being apart of…