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More Labor Troubles at American Airlines

Richard Finger | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Richard Finger

American Airlines has done it wrong. Unlike the other three big carriers that have profit-sharing plans with their employees, AA management has taken an us-versus-you approach that has alienated workers.

Rooting for The Last Ship and Applauding MTC

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Two things happened in theater yesterday that had me thinking -- The New York Times reported Sting was going into The Last Ship, which he wrote the score for, and The Country House closed.

Embracing Who You Are

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.

'Free' Still Flys! - Domestic Flights With Free Amenities

Bobby Laurie | Posted 11.06.2014 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The airline industry has seen many changes over the past few years, what used to be included in the cost of an airline ticket is now "a-la-carte" and sometimes there seems to be a fee for everything.

How To Check A Bag For Free

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel

These days, it seems like airlines are doing everything in their power to add more fees onto a simple plane ticket. In 2013 alone, U.S. airlines earne...

Fear-Mongers on TV Spook Equities: Just in Time to Buy Cheap Before Great Earnings!

Terry Connelly | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Predictions of a new global recession began to appear in the financial media in early October just before the market took its dive, recycling much the same forecast that CNBC trotted out the previous October!

The 10 Cheapest Flights Out Of New York's JFK

Hopper.com | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself pining for a little holiday this year, or are feeling desperate to break out from the urban fray of Manhattan, then be sure to check out this list of the 10 cheapest flights out of JFK.

American Airlines Says Ebola Fears Taking Toll On Business

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

Oct 23 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group said it saw a measurable impact on its bookings from the Ebola virus last week, making it the first U.S. ...

How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple trips into a single award.

Passenger Indicted For Fighting Over Reclined Airplane Seat

AP | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — An airline passenger who became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him, causing the pilot to divert the plane, has been...

What It's Like to Be on a Bomb-Threatened Plane

Troy Johnson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Travel
Troy Johnson

I'm stuck in a metal box 10,000 feet in the sky and there might be a bomb under my seat. I'm somewhat surprised I'm not freaking out. I'm not sweating. There's pride in that. I would've pegged myself for more of a pants-wetter in crisis situations.

Dave Jamieson

American Airlines, US Airways Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Join Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of service agents at American Airlines unionized with their new colleagues at U.S. Airways on Tuesday, making the most of last...

Here Is Really Why Airlines Are Shrinking Your Leg Room

Seriously Skewed | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

In the past couple of weeks, no less than three physical fights have broken out between passengers on commercial planes over the right to recline thei...

American Airlines Adds Charge For Solo Teens

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | Travel

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will charge a $150 fee each way for minors between 12 and 14 who fly alone. The change starts Se...

Dedicated to the Employees of Malaysia Airlines

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As a veteran Pan Am flight attendant from 1965 to 1986, and a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for the past 27 years, I feel compelled to reach out t...

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

Airport Lounges: Get VIP With an Economy Ticket

Grace McClure | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Airport lounges ooze exclusivity and warm muffins. They are also a revolving door for the travel elite and road warriors - the "cool kids" of the ai...

Airlines Change the Carry-on Rules

George Hobica | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

American (as well as Delta and United) have fairly new carry-on bag limits, including a 14-inch maximum width -- and my bag is 15 inches wide, as are many carry-ons.

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

Bye Bye American Airlines, Bye

Mary Adkins | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Mary Adkins

Dear American Airlines, We had some good times. You are Dallas based. So is my family. I am New York based. It only made sense for me to get an A...

FAA: U.S. Airliner Nearly Collided With Drone Earlier This Year

Reuters | Alwyn Scott | Posted 05.09.2014 | Travel

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, May 9 (Reuters) - An American Airlines Group Inc aircraft almost collided with a drone above Florida earlier this year, a ...

Prince William Flies Like A Plebian

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

If you're not already in love with Prince William, get ready to swoon. The Duke of Cambridge shirked the royal treatment Sunday when he flew econo...

American Airlines Merger Settlement Approved By U.S. Judge

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

(Adds Justice Department statement, paragraphs 3, 4) April 25 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday approved the November settlement b...

This Is Why You Should Never Send A Terrorist Threat To An Airline On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology

UPDATE: The girl who sent the tweet has been arrested, BNO News reports. BREAKING -- 14-year-old Dutch girl who tweeted threat to American Airlines...

You Should Read This If You're An American/US Airways Mileage Holder

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — If you use miles to get a free ticket on American Airlines, you may have to pay to check that suitcase. American and US Airways annou...