Tag: American Airlines

May 25, 1979 The Worst Air Disaster in American History

The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O’Hare The worst air disaster in American history claims 273 lives. From The Chicago Tribune As an American Airlines DC-10 jet roared into the sky over O’Hare International Airport on this Friday afternoon, its left engine…

Message to US Airlines ‘Wake Up and Reduce In-Flight Consumer Waste!’

Join Green America in asking U.S. airlines to recycle As concerned consumers, we believe that it is important for us to know that the airline companies with which we travel help reduce consumer waste by implementing recycling programs. Overall, airlines…

American Airlines files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

American Airlines and parent AMR will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, AMR announced. Chairman and chief executive Gerard Arpey has resigned as well. The AMR board picked Tom Horton, currently AMR and American Airlines president. Horton was picked by…

Snoozing Air Traffic Controller leaves jetliners to land without clearance at Reagan National Airport

From ‘The Wall Street Journal’ Air Controller’s Silence Draws Safety Probe Federal air-safety officials are looking into why the lone air-traffic controller on duty at Washington’s Reagan National Airport early Wednesday repeatedly failed to respond to pilots of two approaching…

O’Hare Deal Looks Good for Virgin America and JetBlue

Deal may let Virgin America, other airlines land at O’Hare Upstart carrier sees opening to challenge United, American The city of Chicago has struck a deal that could open O’Hare International Airport to Virgin America and other new entrants, providing fresh competition…

Scary Flight for Passengers, Officials Look For Answers in Americans Hole

Jet Suffered Two-Foot Hole, Decompression By ANDY PASZTOR, Wall Street Journal Boeing Co. and federal air-safety officials are stepping up scrutiny of certain Boeing 757 aircraft after a two-foot hole opened earlier this week in the fuselage of an American Airlines…

Miami Flight Attendant, Still Smiling After 50 Years of Flying

Miami flight attendant marks 50 years in the skies Tampa Bay Online/Associated Press MIAMI – This year, Barbara Beckett marked her 50th anniversary as a flight attendant, a career that once would have been ended after a decade by mandatory…