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American Airlines Passengers Who Fell Sick During Flight Taken to Hospital After Landing In Boston

More than a dozen passengers from an American Airlines flight were hospitalized after falling ill of stomach virus symptoms on the plane. The patients were all part of a student group who visited Galapagos Island in Ecuador.

Public Health April 21, 2019

Apple Music Subscribers No Longer Have To Pay For Wi-Fi On American Airlines

Apple just partnered with an airline to give you this free perk. Starting Feb. 1, frequent American Airlines fliers who are also Apple Music subscribers can stream their playlists without paying for Wi-Fi.

Apple January 31, 2019

New Google Flights Features Rolled Out: AI-Powered Predictions For Flight Delays, Limitations On Cheap Tickets

Google launched two new Google Flights features that will make traveling easier for users. The first feature uses artificial intelligence to predict flight delays, while the second feature explains the restrictions of cheaper tickets.

Google February 1, 2018

American Airlines Passenger Tries To Bite Flight Attendant, Jumps Off Plane Onto The Tarmac

An American Airlines passenger tried to bite a flight attendant, then managed to open the galley door and jump off the plane to land on the tarmac. The man faces federal charges, with a rescheduled hearing set to take place on June 1.

Feature | Culture May 28, 2017

Man Sues American Airlines Over Injuries Sustained During 14-Hour Flight Stuck Next To Obese Passengers

A 67-year-old Australian man is suing American Airlines after spending a 14-hour flight seated next to two obese passengers who encroached on his space. The man says he suffered neck and back injuries as a result.

Business Tech May 7, 2017

American Airlines Slashes Legroom In Economy Class In The Name Of New Plane Seats

American Airlines is eyeing more seats on its Boeing 737 Max jetliners. In order to do so, it will decrease the distance between some economy seats from 31 inches to 29 inches.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

2017 Sprint Getaway Giveaway Announced: 100K Airline Miles, $2K, And A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone As Prizes

Sprint kicked off a neat sweepstakes promotion called the 2017 Sprint Getaway Giveaway, offering 20 Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge smartphones, $2,000 spending money and a grand prize of 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. Here's what you need to know.

Internet February 25, 2017

American Airlines No-Go For Gogo, Picks ViaSat To Provide Wi-Fi On 100 New Planes

American Airlines has chosen ViaSat over Gogo to provide Internet connectivity to its new fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. While Gogo uses slower air-to-ground connections, ViaSat utilizes high-capacity satellite networks.

Business Tech June 6, 2016

TSA Plagued By Long Airport Lines And Security Breaches: Stranded Passengers Say Enough Is Enough

With hours-long lines at airports of passengers getting through TSA security screening, many are saying enough is enough. To alleviate the problem, the TSA plans on hiring more personnel and increasing enrollment in PreCheck, but many are saying this will not solve anything.

Life & Style May 17, 2016

Airline Passenger Solving Math Equation Sparks Terrorism Fear, Delays Flight

A man solving a math equation on board an aircraft sparked fear and delayed a 41-minute flight by more than two hours. The culprit? A fellow passenger who couldn't distinguish code-like 'scribbles' from real math equations.

Life & Style May 9, 2016

Bird Strike Leaves Massive Dent On Nose Of Texas-Bound Airplane

Another American Airlines flight has been grounded as a result of a bird strike. The plane and at least one bird were the only parties that were injured during the incident.

Life & Style April 28, 2016

American Airlines Co-Pilot Charged With Being Drunk Before Flight

An American Airlines co-pilot has been charged with a misdemeanor for being under the influence of alcohol before a flight. The arrest on Saturday resulted in the cancellation of the flight.

Society March 30, 2016

US Airlines Bring Back Small Perks Like Free Snacks To Economy Class Passengers

Book that flight because we're seeing the return of free snacks and other perks in economy class. Major U.S. airlines are reviving old inflight perks such as free snacks, more entertainment options and even hot meals.

Business February 2, 2016

Delta, United, And American Airlines Become Latest Airlines To Ban Hoverboards Over Fire Concerns

The three largest U.S. airlines join British Airways, Jet Blue, Hawaiian Airlines, Virgin America and Spirit Airlines as some of the previous airlines to ban the hands-free segway devices.

FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015

American Airlines Offers New 'Premium-Economy' Seats For International Flight Passengers

American Airlines will soon be offering premium economy seats for its international flights. The service is meant for those who want service that is better than economy but not as lavish as business class.

Business December 10, 2015

25 Million: Number Of Travelers Expected By Airlines During Thanksgiving 2015

Airlines for America released a report of their projected number of passengers this Thanksgiving. There is an estimated 25.3 million travelers to be carried by US airlines during the 12-day holiday.

Business November 6, 2015

Online Booking Problems Delay Hundreds Of Southwest Airlines Flights

Technology issues in Southwest Airlines that started Sunday morning are continuing. According to official statement, these are affecting in-airport customer service tech systems across its online platforms.

October 12, 2015

American Airlines Sends Non-Certified Plane To Fly Over Pacific

American Airlines made the mistake of sending a plane bound from Los Angeles to Hawaii which lacked an FAA-required certification. The incident occurred a few weeks following the company’s initial use of the plane on the said route.

Society September 15, 2015

China-Linked Hackers Attack American Airlines And Sabre

American Airlines and Sabre Corp. are the latest victims of a cyberattack that is allegedly the handiwork of the same hackers who were responsible for the breach on health insurer Anthem and the U.S. OPM.

Business August 8, 2015

Uber And Facebook Among The Companies To Celebrate Legalization Of Gay Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court historically voted 5-4 on the legalization of same-sex marriages today. Here's how companies like Facebook, Google and Uber are celebrating.

Internet Culture June 26, 2015

Virgin America Adds Android In-Flight Entertainment System: What Do Other Airlines Offer?

Virgin America is testing out Android-based in-flight entertainment, but it isn't the only airline to offer passengers entertainment options.

Apps/Software June 12, 2015

Apple iPad Software Bug Delays American Airlines Flights

Several passengers are stranded as American Airlines tries to fix the glitch in the software that runs its pilots' iPads.

Business April 29, 2015

FBI Investigates Twitter Bomb Threats Against Commercial Airlines

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a series of Twitter bomb threats that have affected the flights of several airlines. The threats were sent at least sixteen times for the past four days.

Society January 29, 2015

'Merry Christmas' Greeting Makes American Airlines Passenger Explode: Grumpy Grinch?

An American Airlines passenger became furious when he was repeatedly greeted 'Merry Christmas!' at the La Guardia airport on Tuesday. He was later removed from his flight after refusing to calm down.

Society December 27, 2014

Two Planes at LaGuardia Collide, Clip Wings

Ground collision at New York airport tears part of wing off Southwest airplane. Passengers tweet about incident, take photos.

Society December 23, 2014

JetBlue Loses Legroom And Adds Baggage Fees. Passengers Are Really Not Happy

JetBlue Airways Corp. announced Wednesday that it will take steps to cut back on its legroom in the future and plans on adding fees as early as 2015.

Internet Culture November 19, 2014

Cadillac, American Airlines form tag team to redefine luxury travel

Cadillac and American Airlines formed a collaboration that offers a number of members-only benefits. These would include luxury airport transfers, AAdvantage miles earning program and Cadillac exhibits.

FUTURE TECH October 9, 2014

Twitter reveals best and worst airlines

Text analysis startup company Luminoso analyzed tweets from five popular airlines to rank the best and worst. The airlines were ranked based off of five categories including customer service.

Movies/TV Shows September 9, 2014

Hackers target Sony Playstation Network, issue bomb threat for plane carrying company exec

Sony had a rough time with hackers last weekend. A hacker group called Lizard Squad hit the Playstation Network with a DDoS attack and issued a bomb threat for a plane carrying a company exec.

Video Games August 31, 2014

Orbitz loses a big airline as American cuts ties with Internet travel site

American Airlines is removing its fares from the Internet travel website Orbitz. The move, 'effective immediately,' will be a big hit for the online booking site as other airlines might follow suit.

Internet August 27, 2014

Lizard Squad: How this hacker collective is bringing the gaming world down to its knees

The hacker group Lizard Squad performed a series of DDoS attacks that took down gaming networks over the weekend. It also issued a bomb threat for a plane carrying a top Sony executive.

Video Games August 27, 2014

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