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A Grassroots Movement is Calling for the Return of Former American Airlines CEO Bob Crandall

A grassroots campaign has begun to reinstate the former Chairman and CEO of American Airlines who famously ordered the removal of a single olive from every salad served in First Class – a move that would save the airline an…

American Airlines Says it Celebrates Flight Attendants Today and Every Day – It’s Employees Might Feel Differently

May 31st marks the annual international Flight Attendant Appreciation Day – it’s not quite a Hallmark event just yet but if on you’re a flight today or happen to bump into a flight attendant then show them some appreciation.  For…

American Airlines Flight Attendant Avoids Jail After Being Found Guilty of Attempting to Drink Fly on Duty

A flight attendant for American Airlines was today found guilty by a British court of attempting to operate a flight while over the alcohol limit – sometimes known as ‘drink flying’.  Unlike in similar cases, however, the flight attendant was…

Just How Bad is American’s Operational and Safety Performance? The Stats Don’t Look Good

Just how badly is American Airlines performing at the moment?  It’s a question that interests me because just about everywhere I turn there seems to be yet another bad review or social media post bemoaning the state of the airline. …

Why Haven’t Key Provisions of the FAA Reauthorization Act Been Implemented Yet?

Just over a week ago, I wrote about how a major flight attendant union was becoming frustrated with implementation of the FAA Reauthorization Act 2018.  This might sound like an incredibly boring subject seeing that it mainly guarantees funding for…

Flight Attendants Press Ahead with “Toxic Uniform” Lawsuit: Want Cancer Warning Labels

Flight attendants at three regional airlines which operate flights on behalf of American Airlines are pressing ahead with a lawsuit over a “toxic clothing” scandal that stems from the introduction of a new uniform in 2016.  Nearly 5,000 flight attendants…

American Airlines Flight Attendants Aren’t Happy With ‘Implicit Bias Training’

Remember that travel advisory the NAACP issued for American Airlines in 2017 which warned African Americans about their safety and well-being when travelling with the airline?  The advisory urged African Americans to “exercise caution” when booking tickets with American Airlines…

American Airlines Has Come Up With a Genius Solution to Those ‘Tiny’ Airplane Bathrooms

Okay, full disclosure – If it wasn’t already obvious, American Airlines isn’t actually going to fit a toilet to an emergency exit door (although maybe they’ve given the idea some consideration).  The photo was shared by an American Airlines flight…

American Airlines Has Now Suspended Flights to Venezuela “Indefinitely”

American Airlines has told Miami-based staffers in an internal memo that is has taken the decision to suspend all operations to crisis-stricken Venezuela “indefinitely”.  The airline originally suspended operations between Miami and both Caracas and Maracaibo on the 15th March…

American Airlines Grounds Boeing 737 MAX Until April 24: Software Patch Coming Soon

Boeing is preparing to host over 200 airline pilots, engineers and regulatory officials from around the world at its Renton, Washington facilities this coming Wednesday to discuss a software patch for its grounded 737 MAX 8 aircraft.  Airline analysts believe…

American Airlines Grounds Venezuela Flights After State Department ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory

It actually came as somewhat of a surprise that American Airlines was still flying to Venezuela – that was, at least, the case until yesterday when the airline decided to indefinitely cancel its services to both Caracas and Maiquetía.  American…

“This is About Public Confidence in the Safety of Air Travel”: Flight Attendants Plea to Ground 737 MAX

Will the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ground the Boeing 737 MAX at some point today?  The agency is still holding out despite a slew of aviation regulators around the world grounding the controversial passenger aircraft.  Most notably, late this afternoon…

Flight Attendants at American Airlines File Lawsuit Claiming Widespread Gender Discrimination

The bitter dispute between flight attendants and American Airlines really seems to be ratcheting up a notch – the latest salvo between the two sides has just seen the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) file a charge with the…

Is American Airlines Putting Frequent Flyers Ahead of Flight Attendants After Burlesque Skit?

When a private members group of frequent flyers who belong in the American Airlines’ AAdvantage program decided to hold a social gathering last weekend they probably had no idea their meeting would spark fury amongst American’s 27,000 flight attendants. But…

An Update On THAT American Airlines Burlesque Flight Attendant Video

American Airlines says it is “as upset” as many of its flight attendants and other team members over a viral video depicting flight attendants performing a burlesque style dance in front of a group of the airline’s frequent flyers.  The…

VIDEO: Did American Airlines Sanction This Burlesque-Style Flight Attendant Performance?

Flight attendants have reacted with horror to a new video that has been shared on social media showing performers dressed as flight attendants singing along to a modified version of Shirley Bassey’s 1986 hit, Big Spender.  The performance appears to…

American Airlines Reviews Flight Attendant Bases: Reductions In Phoenix and St. Louis

American Airlines has confirmed it will reduce the size of its flight attendant bases in Phoenix and St. Louis as part of the company’s effort to “best utilize” the carrier’s more than 27,000 flight attendants.  Employees were yesterday told that…

Jessica Chastain Just Came After American Airlines Over Flight Attendant Pay and Benefits

The American actress Jessica Chastain, best known for roles in Hollywood blockbusters including Interstellar and Zero Dark Thirty has just come after American Airlines and other big U.S. carriers for their policy of not paying flight attendants during boarding and…

American Airlines Flight Attendant Reportedly Suffers Broken Ankle After Severe Turbulence

A flight attendant onboard an American Airlines flight from San Jose in Costa Rica to Miami, Florida reportedly suffered a broken ankle after the plane hit severe turbulence on Tuesday morning.  American Airlines flight AA1204 encountered turbulence approximately one and…

Flight Attendants Are in Agreement: American Airlines’ Doug Parker Has to Go

When American Airlines released its full-year financial results for 2018 at the end of last week, it also said it would make its workplace culture a “competitive advantage” because “taking care of team members translates into better customer care.”  There’s…

Man Sues American Airlines for $161,000 Alleging Flight Attendant Punched Him in Face Repeatedly

Gregory Lagana of New Jersey has accused an American Airlines flight attendant of “repeatedly” punching him in the face and back during a recent flight from Aruba to Philadelphia and is now suing the airline for $161,000 in damages.  Lagana…

Is American Airlines Including Customer Complaints in New Points-Based Performance Program?

Since October, American Airlines has been running a controversial ‘Flight Attendant Attendance and Performance Program‘ that one staff association says has “disrespected” its members and ushered in a new low in the relationship between management and flight attendants.  The program…

The Irritating Lawsuit American Airlines Tried to Have Thrown Out… And Failed

You may well have seen that American Airlines is currently field testing a new uniform – barely two years after a worldwide rollout of the airline’s current uniform that left as many as 7,000 employees suffering adverse medical reactions to…

American’s Flight Attendants Help Make a Very Special Trip for Family Members of Fallen Service Members

Flight attendants at American Airlines volunteered to help mark a very special start to this year’s Snowball Express – an annual event now run by the Gary Sinise Foundation which saw some 1,722+ children of fallen service members, as well…

Flight Attendants at American Airlines are Preparing For Their Biggest Protest Since a Five-Day Strike in 1993

The symbolism couldn’t be clearer or more deliberate – a major flight attendant union that represents over 30,000 flight crew at American Airlines is due to hold one of the biggest protests the airline has ever seen on the same…

Airline Lobby Group Say’s U.S. Airlines ARE Adding More Jobs Amid Claims of Offshoring

A trade organization that represents the interests of U.S.-based airlines in Washington, including American Airlines, has claimed its members not only employ more American workers than a year ago but that U.S. aviation jobs are the highest they’ve been since…

American Airlines Accused of Hypocrisy as it Prepares to Send U.S.-Based Jobs Overseas

Over the last few years, the so-called Big Three U.S. airlines – that’s Delta, United and American Airlines – have orchestrated a high profile campaign against the expansion of Persian Gulf airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways and to a lesser…

Did American Airlines Really Copy Delta’s ‘Passport Plum’? Yet Another Redesign is in the Works

When Delta Air Lines rolled out its new Zac Posen-designed uniform earlier this year, the Atlanta-based airline was at pains to highlight a bold new color palette they had chosen for the range of uniform items.  The deep hue of…

FIRST LOOK: American Airlines Reboots Flight Attendant Uniform – And The Color Is Not ‘Passport Plum’

American Airlines has released a first look image of its brand new flight attendant and customer service uniform which is set to be rolled out from next year into 2020.  The redesigned uniform is set to replace a design which…

Have You Ever Seen a Caped Superhero (AKA a Flight Attendant) On Your American Airlines Flight?

It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of international flight attendants have a pretty good gig – after all, they’re getting paid to travel the world.  And then there’s the ridiculously cheap First Class flight perks (as long as…

American Airlines Has Just Opened Flight Attendant Recruitment at Bases Across the United States

Here’s some pretty big recruitment news which has just dropped in the last 24-hours – American Airlines, which is by some measures the world’s largest passenger airline, has just reopened its recruitment process for trainee flight attendants to join its…

American Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket the Carriers Headquarters on Thursday 30th August

Last week, we reported on developments at the main flight attendants union which represents over 27,000 crew members at American Airlines.  After a series of disastrous policy implementations by the airline, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) said it…

Could American Airlines Flight Attendants Go on Strike? Union Puts Members on “High Alert” Over Dispute with Airline

An ongoing dispute between American Airlines and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) which represents over 27,000 flight attendants at one of the largest airlines in the world is showing potential to escalate to a whole new level.  In…

American Airlines Flight Attendants “Disrespected” by New Performance and Attendance Program

It may have been nearly five years since American Airlines and the former U.S. Airways merged to create the mega AMR Corporation (by some counts, the largest airline in the world) but integrating the two airlines has been a long…

TRAGIC: Dead Baby Found in Toilet of American Airlines Plane – Latest in String of Similar Incidents

A number of media outlets in the United States are reporting the heartbreaking news that cleaners onboard an American Airlines plane at La Guardia airport in Queens, New York found a dead baby in one of the plane’s lavatory’s this…

Flight Attendants at American Airlines Are Demanding Better Hotel Accommodation, Claim Airline Has Broken Rules

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), an organisation which represents the 26,000+ flight attendants at American Airlines has filed grievance proceedings with the carrier over the hotel accommodation the company has been providing.  The union has accused American of…

Senior Flight Attendants at American Airlines Are Allegedly Selling Their Best Trips to Junior Colleagues for $200

Like at many airlines in the United States, flight attendants at American Airlines get better trips based on how long they’ve worked for the company – a process that some are now being accused of taking advantage of for financial…

VIDEO: Man Is Tasered On American Airlines Flight – Accused of Sexually Assaulting A Female Passenger

A dramatic video has surfaced of law enforcement officers from Miami Dade Police Department struggling to detain and arrest a disruptive passenger onboard an American Airlines flight.  Officers were forced to use a Taser on the man after physical restraint…

To Sue Or Not To Sue: Spat Emerges Between Rival Flight Attendant Unions at American Airlines

How do you deal with a crisis that has resulted in over 4,500 flight attendants at the world’s largest airline suffering from reactions such as hives, rashes and even breathing difficulties – all from the very uniform they’re expected to…

American Airlines To Be Sued For The New Uniform Scandal That’s Caused Reactions In 4,523 Flight Attendants

Over the last 12-months, we’ve dedicated a fair amount of space to write about the American Airlines new uniform scandal.  In case you’ve been living under a rock, American launched its first new uniform for 25 years in September 2016. …

Trouble Is Brewing Between American Airlines and Its Flight Attendant Union: “We Demand To Be Treated Professionally”

A heated dispute has broken out between the American Airlines and the union which represents the carrier’s 26,000 flight attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) over the airline’s preferential bidding system.  In a memo sent by Nena Martin,…

American Airlines is Going to Reboot its Flight Attendant Uniform Next Year- This Time in ‘Parisian Night’

There’s been a fair number of column inches devoted to the new American Airlines uniform since it launched in September 2016.  Unfortunately for American, the vast majority of that press coverage hasn’t been particularly favourable because the new uniform was…

Learn From the Pro’s: Here’s How American Airlines Chooses the Perfect Hotel Rooms for its Flight Attendants

Road warriors and frequent flyers might think they know how to choose the perfect hotel room but even the most hardened of business traveller might be able to learn something from the efforts of the Hotel Contract team at American…

American Airlines Responds to NTSB Recommendation to Better Flight Attendant Training

American Airlines has responded to a list of safety recommendations made by the National Transport Safety Board to better it’s flight attendant training..  On October 28th, 2016 American flight 383 was taking off from Chicago O’Hare International for it’s 2…

Passengers Behaving Badly: Were AA Flight Attendants Right to React the Way They Did in This Bizarre Incident?

Details have emerged of the latest incident of a passenger behaving very badly – in this case, a flight attendant was left bleeding when a passenger bit her arm after charging towards the cockpit.  And all while the plane was…

In-fight Yoga: Worth Passenger Shaming or Promoting? Instagram Star Gets Kicked Off American Airlines Flight

A couple of days ago, world-famous fitness guru, Jen Selter was kicked off an American Airlines plane for trying to stand up and stretch in the aisle.  The model who has over 11 million followers on Instagram was apparently escorted…

American Airlines Finally Selects a New Supplier for its Controversial, “Reaction” Causing Uniform

Will American Airlines soon be able to finally draw a line under its new uniform debacle?  In September 2016, American rolled out its first new uniform in 25 years to over 70,000 staff worldwide – soon after, employees started to…

Flight Attendant Union Isn’t Impressed With $1,000 One-Time Bonus for American and Southwest Workers

Last month, President Donald Trump secured his biggest legislative win to date – managing to get a major tax reform programme passed into law.  The controversial reforms will see big corporations benefiting the most with the tax rate for some…

American and Southwest Flight Attendants to Receive $1,000 Cash Bonuses to “Celebrate” Tax Reform Legislation

January isn’t generally the happiest time of year for people in the Northern Hemisphere.  For many, the short cold days are only made worse by the fact that budgets have been blown from the excesses of Christmas and New Year…

American Airlines is Facing a “Critical” Flight Attendant Shortage: Implements Extreme Measures

The union which represents over 26,000 American Airlines flight attendants has warned of a “critical” staffing shortage at all of its bases with the exception of Raleigh-Durham airport.  The situation has now got so bad that the airline has implemented…

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