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Former American Airlines Mechanic Who Allegedly Sabotaged Plane Has Terrorist Ties, Prosecutors Say

An American Airlines mechanic who was arrested days before Sept. 11 for allegedly sabotaging an airplane — who at the time said the act was part of a labor dispute and because he wanted overtime — has terrorist ties and wanted Allah to harm non-Muslims, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is originally from Iraq but ...

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DOT Fines Delta Air Lines and American Airlines for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $1 million and Delta Air Lines $750,000 for violating federal statutes and the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. DOT’s Aviation Enforcement Office investigation revealed that ten domestic and three international flights operated by American at various airports throughout the United States violated the Department’s tarmac delay rule ...

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Constipation Is an Advantage When Flying American Airlines

Members of any airline frequent flyer club have seen the benefits of membership gradually erode under the relentless assault of airline bean–counters. The yearly mileage necessary to qualify for even the lowest membership level has increased dramatically over the years. At the same time the member’s accumulated miles have been devalued as the mileage cost of free tickets has been ...

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NAACP: African Americans Should Avoid American Airlines

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The NAACP, the nation’s largest and most vocal African-American social justice advocacy group, has warned black travelers that American Airlines may not be a safe airline for them to travel upon. “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines,” the NAACP said in a statement. “In ...

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First Laptop Terror Attack Against U.S. Plane Thwarted by Passengers

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A Turkish man was arrested after loitering near the cockpit of an American Airlines flight. The unidentified man, carrying a laptop,  was standing near a front restroom and when the flight crew asked him to return to his seat, he refused. When he lunged at the cockpit door, passengers stepped in and subdued the man separating him from his laptop. ...

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WATCH: American Airlines gate agent challenges passenger to fight after hitting woman with stroller

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While the video doesn’t show the whole story, it does capture the moment on Friday when an American Airlines gate agent challenged a passenger on flight 591 to fight him. According to reports, the gate agent aggressively took a stroller from the lady seen crying. In doing so, he struck the woman and narrowly missed hitting the child. When a ...

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American & USAir Merge

After months of negotiation, Doug Parker, CEO of the US Airways announced that US Air and American have agreed to  merge together creating the largest airlines in the world. The two companies agreed to an $11 billion deal allowing the American parent AMR to avoid bankruptcy. The combined carrier will be called American Airlines and be based in Fort Worth ...

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American Airlines' Parent Company Files Bankruptcy

This just in from CBS.com: (CBS/AP) DALLAS – American Airlines’ parent company, AMR, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. American lost $868 million during the first nine months of this year, and was the only major U.S. airline to lose money last year. AMR Corp. and AMR Eagle Holding Corp. says they filed voluntary petitions to reorganize. It says ...

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