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American Airlines Flight Attendants Could Still Veto Reintroduction of Boeing 737MAX Slated for Jan. 16

Last week, American Airlines gave a significant update on the planned re-entry into service of the Boeing 737MAX with the news that the airline plans phasing the aircraft back into service starting January 16. 2020.  What made this announcement different…

Hepatitis A Outbreak on an American Airlines Flight From San Francisco Traced Back to Flight Attendant

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say they have traced the source of a recent Hepatitis A exposure on an American Airlines flight back to one of the flight attendants onboard.  The incident took place on…

American Airlines Pilots Demand Share of Compensation Payout from Boeing 737MAX Grounding

The head of the American Airlines pilots union has demanded compensation for his members who have lost out on flying hours because of the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737MAX.  American Airlines has a fleet of 24 MAX8 variants 737’s…

Revealed: American Airlines Asks Flight Attendants to Vote on Design of New Signature Dress

Since last November an army of over 1,000 American Airlines employees have been field testing a brand new uniform which is set to be rolled out in little more than six months time.  When we say brand new, what we…

This American Airlines Flight Turned Into a Bloody Mess (Literally)

If you’re squeamish or just happen to be eating breakfast right now then this story might not be for you.  We all know that passengers can be pretty disgusting from time to time – clipping their nails in the aisle,…

American Airlines Responds to Airplane Sabotage Arrest in Open Letter to the Carrier’s 130,000 Staff

American Airlines has sent an open letter to its 130,000 staff in response to the arrest of a mechanic charged with wilfully damaging one of the carrier’s planes in a deliberate act of sabotage.  The incredibly serious incident took place…

American Airlines Mechanic Arrested On Suspicion of Sabotaging Plane With 150 Passengers Onboard

An American Airlines mechanic based at Miami airport was arrested by agents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Thursday on suspicion of sabotaging an aircraft which was about to depart with 150 passengers on board.  Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani,…

American Airlines Gives Flight Attendants Cringeworthy Lesson in How to Say ‘Sorry’

American Airlines has certainly had plenty to say sorry about so far this year – maintenance delays and the grounding of Boeing 737MAX aircraft are wreaking havoc with the carrier’s schedules, while feedback over new plane cabins under its infamous…

American Airlines Flight Attendants MUST ONLY Wear New Uniform Beginning 1st March 2020

Nearly 5,000 flight attendants at American Airlines have complained of skin reactions and other health complaints after the carrier introduced its first new uniform in 25-years in September 2016.  The fiasco has been a big thorn in the side of…

Woman Sues American Airlines, Alleges Flight Attendant Slammed Dog in Toilet Door

A woman is suing American Airlines for more than $75,000 after an April 17 incident in which she claims a flight attendant shouted abuse and called the police on her because she was travelling with an emotional support dog in…

American Airlines Secures Permanent Injunction Against Mechanics Union to Stop Disruption

American Airlines has today secured a permanent injunction against the Transport Workers Union (TWU), which the airline alleges has led an illegal and “concerted slowdown” in an attempt to put pressure on American and gain an upper hand in an…

Hypocritical Airline CEO’s Campaign Against Persian Gulf Competitors and Then Offshore American Jobs

The TWU transport workers union has launched a stinging attack on the chief exec’s of the big three U.S.-based airlines – American, Delta and United Airlines (US3) in a new letter to President Donald Trump.  The union’s president, John Samuelsen…

Ten Flight Attendants Taken to Hospital After American Airlines Flight Suffers “Odour” Event

An American Airlines flight to London had to be diverted and 10 of the 12 flight attendants on board were taken to the hospital after an inflight incident that the airline described as a “possible odour” event.  American Airlines flight…

American Airlines Flight Attendant Bitten by “Emotional Support” Dog, Requiring Five Stitches

An American Airlines flight attendant required five stitches to his hand after being bitten by an “emotional support” dog a spokesperson for the airline confirmed last night.  The incident, which took place on an American Eagle flight between Dallas Fort…

American Airlines Has Reopened Flight Attendant Recruitment

Just over a week ago, we reported that American Airlines planned to hold a virtual careers fair for aspiring flight attendants who wanted to find out a little bit more about what the job involved, what it took to become…

American Airlines is Holding a Virtual Careers Fair for New Flight Attendants

Having already run a fairly big flight attendant recruitment drive this year, American Airlines isn’t currently accepting any new applications – however, there’s a sign that the world’s largest airline might be about to launch another round of hiring at…

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…

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