U.S. Carriers Back CDC Contact Tracing Proposal

By Ben Goldstein Feb 22, 2021
A group of major U.S. carriers announced plans to implement voluntary contract tracing for international arrivals, part of a Biden administration effort to better track and contain the spread of COVID-19 through commercial air travel. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: United Airlines Charting Its Own Course In Aircraft Retirements

By Lori Ranson Feb 19, 2021
The carrier believes it is prudent to retain a certain level of flexibility during the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
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American Airlines, JetBlue Outline New York, Boston Route Plans

By David Casey Feb 19, 2021
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are launching the first phase of their partnership with the start of 33 new routes and codeshares on nearly 80 more from New York and Boston. 
Airports & Routes

American Airlines Warns 13,000 Employees Face Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Feb 04, 2021
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker revealed that as many as 13,000 frontline employees may be furloughed on April 1, as demand remains weak with less…
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines Plans Leaner Business Following Pandemic

By Ben Goldstein Jan 28, 2021
Executives at American Airlines are confident that moves made last year to streamline the carrier’s fleet and headcount will reap big gains once demand picks up, although the timing of a recovery remains uncertain.
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Daily Memo: Divested American Airlines, JetBlue Slots Should Be Reserved For LCCs

By Ben Goldstein Jan 22, 2021
In approving the new Northeast Alliance (NEA) between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways, the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) instructed both carriers to shed a series of slot pairs at crowded airports in New York City and Washington, D.C. 
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American Airlines Unveils ‘Health Passport’ For Passengers

By Aaron Karp Jan 19, 2021
American Airlines has become the first U.S. airline to roll out a “health passport” app for inbound international travelers from all destinations it serves, a move the airline believes will help it support international flying as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
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American, JetBlue Reach Antitrust Agreement With DOT For Partnership 

By Aaron Karp Jan 13, 2021
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways said they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) that will allow them to move forward with their northeast U.S.-focused partnership.
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U.S. Approves Aer Lingus Entry Into Transatlantic Joint Venture

By Ben Goldstein Dec 23, 2020
Aer Lingus has won approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to enter into a transatlantic joint venture that also includes American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

United Airlines To Resume 737 MAX Operations In February 2021

By Ben Goldstein Dec 18, 2020
United Airlines will become the second U.S. carrier to resume commercial Boeing 737 MAX operations when it reintroduces the model to service in…
Aircraft & Propulsion

American Airlines To Offer Pre-Flight COVID Tests For Domestic Travel

By Ben Goldstein Dec 08, 2020
American Airlines announced plans to offer pre-flight COVID-19 tests to domestic travelers, in a bid to help customers avoid mandatory quarantines in more than a dozen states and territories.
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Fast 5: American Airlines COO David Seymour on 737 MAX’s Return

By Lee Ann Shay Dec 04, 2020
American Airlines COO David Seymour talked to Lee Ann Shay onboard a non-commercial Boeing 737 MAX flight from Tulsa to Dallas Ft. Worth on Dec. 2, in advance of the aircraft’s return to revenue service on Dec. 29.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

American Airlines Pilots Detail 737 MAX Training Program

By Karen Walker Dec 03, 2020
American Airlines began Boeing MAX-specific training for its 737 line pilots on Dec. 2 with the expectation that they will all complete the simulator courses by the end of March 2021.
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Air India Adds Chicago, San Francisco To Route Network

By David Casey Nov 26, 2020
Air India has revealed plans to launch two new long-haul routes to the U.S. early next year, one of which will become the farthest service in the airline’s network. 
Airports & Routes

Brazil Adopts FAA’s 737 MAX Return-To-Service Requirements

By Sean Broderick Nov 25, 2020
Brazil’s national civil aviation regulator ANAC has adopted the FAA’s parameters for returning Boeing 737 MAX-family aircraft to service.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: American Airlines Partnership Strategy Comes Into Focus

By Ben Goldstein Nov 25, 2020
American Airlines shocked the commercial aviation industry earlier this year when it announced back-to-back partnerships with Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways. 
Airlines & Lessors

SkyWest Adds 20 CRJ-700s To American Airlines Contract

By Ben Goldstein Oct 30, 2020
SkyWest Airlines will add 20 more Bombardier CRJ-700s to its contract with American Airlines, boosted by strong demand for dual-class regional jets…
Airlines & Lessors

Delta, ALPA Reach Tentative Deal To Avoid 1,900 Pilot Furloughs

By Ben Goldstein Oct 30, 2020
Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative deal with the union representing its pilots to avoid more than 1,900 previously planned furloughs through at least January 2022.
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American Airlines Eyes Transatlantic Travel Corridor ‘Template’

By David Casey Oct 23, 2020
American Airlines and oneworld alliance partner International Airlines Group (IAG) are pushing for the creation of a travel corridor between the U.S. and the UK to speed the return of lucrative transatlantic flights.
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American Airlines Defers 737 MAXs After $2.4B Net Loss

By Ben Goldstein Oct 22, 2020
American Airlines has reached an agreement with Boeing to defer delivery of up to 18 737 MAX airliners over the next two years, in a bid to further rein in spending following its third consecutive quarterly loss in 2020.
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American Airlines To Offer COVID-19 Tests On Flights To Jamaica, Hawaii

By Ben Goldstein Sep 30, 2020
American Airlines will offer passengers pre-departure COVID-19 tests on select routes to Hawaii, Jamaica and the Caribbean beginning in October, as carriers look to passenger testing as a means to stimulate demand amid the ongoing pandemic.
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American Airlines Schedules MAX Training To Start In October

By Sean Broderick Sep 21, 2020
American Airlines has issued a tentative 737 MAX pilot instruction schedule that would have computer-based lessons begin in five weeks, simulator sessions starting in November and all 4,200 of its 737 pilots trained by February 2021.
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American Airlines In Talks With Boeing To Defer 18 737 MAXs

By Ben Goldstein Sep 09, 2020
American Airlines is in talks with Boeing to potentially defer 18 737 MAX aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2021, as the airline looks to conserve cash amid the extended industry downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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American Airlines Change Fee Tweaks Go Beyond Rivals

By Ben Goldstein Sep 01, 2020
American Airlines went a step further than Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in relaxing its change fee policy, upping the ante by eliminating the charges for tickets to near-international destinations, in addition to domestic flights.
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American Airlines’ Rejection Of Pilots’ Early-Retirement Requests Angers Union

By Sean Broderick Aug 26, 2020
American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) worked to limit the number of planned furloughs in response to lower demand, but the union…
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