An unidentified man went berserk aboard an American Airlines Boeing 737-800 in Honduras causing havoc among travelers and crew members after breaking into the aircraft's cabin and damaging the flight controls.
American Airlines has been forced to lift a series of routes or frequencies to South America as visions of a Dreamliner future took a turn towards something closer to a nightmare, when Boeing began stalling deliveries of brand new 787s.
Argentina's Malvinas and Antarctica secretary was rebuked and insulted in his return trip from New York in a first-class American Airlines flight. The passenger recorded the incident on his cell phone which he then twitted and immediately went viral.
American Airlines has extended the suspension and cancellation of numerous international flights including to regions that have not yet been severely impacted by the coronavirus, such as Latin America. The Fort-Worth-based airline says on 10 March that it is cutting summer international capacity by about 10% and April domestic capacity by 7.5% in response to decreasing demand.
After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval, and a stand-off with global regulators, Boeing Co won approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 Max jet again after two fatal disasters.
American Airlines Group Inc must reduce its management and support staff by about 30% and may have to cut frontline employees as it downsizes due to the coronavirus outbreak, showed a letter to employees made public on Wednesday.
Berkshire Hathaway sold its entire stakes in the four largest US airlines in April, chairman Warren Buffett said on Saturday at the company's annual meeting, saying the world has changed for the aviation industry.
American Airlines on Monday became the latest carrier to reach an agreement with Boeing on compensation to cover the financial losses connected to the 737 MAX grounding, which caused thousands of flights to be canceled.
Boeing is reportedly considering either halting or cutting down the production of the grounded 737 Max aircraft after it failed to get approval last week for the plane's return to service from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before the end of the year.
American Airlines' flight attendants union still has safety concerns about the Boeing 737 MAX and is demanding an active role in the re-launch of the grounded aircraft, its president told Boeing Co's chief executive in a letter.