Dick Sebion packed his carry-on bag and his golf clubs Wednesday morning and headed to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, excited about his trip to the Washington, D.C. area combining business with a little pleasure.
HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.
Federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers and baggage handlers at Puerto Rico's busiest airport, targeting what authorities say are two drug smuggling rings working together to move cocaine into the United States aboard commercial aircraft.
The midflight breakdown of a JetBlue pilot has sparked concerns about psychological screening for flight crews.
Audio of 911 calls made by passengers on an American Airlines flight during a flight attendant's rant are released.
Speculation about the future of American Airlines has been swirling for months. Still, many travelers were stunned Tuesday to learn that the carrier and its parent company have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
American Airlines' parent company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. CNN's Richard Quest reports.
As the holiday travel season kicks into high gear, American Airlines' CEO says it will be "business as usual" for passengers, despite filing for bankruptcy.
In the wake of an online video in which soldiers returning from Afghanistan complained that Delta Air Lines charged their unit more than $2,800 in bag-check fees, rival carrier American Airlines on Thursday announced it will allow military personnel to check an extra two bags with no out-of-pocket expense.
Salads are off the menu for all American Airlines flights departing from Europe.
Heightened radiation screening on flights arriving in the United States from Japan has triggered several low-level alerts.
A system deployed decades ago monitors radiation levels around the clock. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
Snow begins to fall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the city braces for a major winter storm.
Airlines canceled more than four thousand flights Tuesday as a massive snowstorm of historic proportions coated the nation's heartland with a thick blanket of snow.
The parties in a contentious battle over airline ticket distribution have agreed to a temporary truce, according to a joint statement released Monday.
American Airlines said Tuesday it is entering into a ticket-selling deal with Priceline.com, after the airline severed a similar deal with Orbitz last month.
A company that provides airfare information to travel agents announced plans to end its relationship with American Airlines Wednesday, the latest move in a heated dispute between the airline and companies that distribute fares.
The online travel site Expedia has removed American Airlines fares and schedules, the latest move in an ongoing legal squabble between travel websites and airlines.
Looking for cheap flights on Orbitz? Don't expect to score one on American Airlines. The airline and the online travel company have severed their relationship.
American Airlines on Wednesday said it is recalling hundreds of furloughed pilots and flight attendants after forming joint businesses with several other airlines.
Even the cheap seats are getting pricey.
American Airlines has discovered a new way to charge passengers for something they used to get for free: sitting near the front of the plane.
Authorities were investigating the deaths of seven dogs after an American Airlines flight to Chicago.
Lots of fliers hate paying for checked bags, but one air traveler was so frustrated by the fee and a lost bag that she's taking an airline to court.
Federal authorities granted antitrust immunity Tuesday to five airlines from five countries, allowing them to collaborate on transatlantic flights.
Dara Chuang's flights are rescheduled, and eventually canceled. But her airline can't refund the money back to her credit card because she closed her account. It's been months, and there's still no sign of the money. Can this refund be saved?
Boeing says it has notified all 767 aircraft operators about cracks found on two American Airlines 767-300 planes, and by mid-July will recommend more frequent maintenance checks.
Do you like to be one of the first people to board a plane, avoiding crowded aisles and getting your pick of overhead bin space? There's a fee for that.
A flight attendant with a pilot's license who stepped in for a sick co-pilot said the experience was "not your ordinary workday," but downplayed her role in the safe landing of an American Airlines flight in Chicago, Illinois.
Call me a frequent-flier program skeptic.
American Airlines announced Tuesday it will resume commercial flights into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, making it the first airline to do so.
Starting in May, American Airlines will charge passengers $8 for a blanket and pillow pack. Would you pay?
Royce Smith planned to visit Sydney, Australia, during spring break to attend an arts festival and work on a book, when he found an unbelievably good fare on American Airlines' Web site: A round-trip ticket from Wichita, Kansas, to Sydney for just $1,198.
American Airlines has joined its competitors in raising checked luggage fees.
Chilly on the plane? Bring a sweater, or $8 for a blanket-and-pillow pack, if you're on a domestic American Airlines flight.
American Airlines announced Friday it will furlough up to 175 pilots in the first half of 2010.
Travelers returning from Kingston, Jamaica, tell what they saw as an American Airlines plane overshot the runway.
Ninety-one people were taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after an American Airlines plane overran a runway near Kingston, Jamaica, during bad weather and crashed into a fence, officials said.
When Sarah Paynter's honeymoon flight is delayed by two days, she buys a ticket on another carrier with the promise of a refund from her first airline. But now that the honeymoon is over, there's no sign of the money. What now?
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen shows us places where germs could be lurking that people often overlook.
Major U.S. airlines' "going to see Grandma" surcharges are piling up this holiday season, and my, what big teeth they have.
Twenty-three suspects, including nine American Airlines employees, were arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting nearly $20 million worth of cocaine on flights into and out of Puerto Rico, federal authorities said.
An American Airlines flight with 206 passengers and crew aboard landed safely in eastern Canada on Tuesday night after reports of smoke in the cabin, an airport official said.
Police arrested an American Airlines pilot who failed a Breathalyzer test at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, the airline and police said Thursday.
Delta Air Lines said it plans to cut overall flight capacity by 6% to 8% next year due to "the global economic recession and weaker demand for air travel." As result, passengers can expect flights to be crowded and fare deals to be scarce.
Two passengers describe the scene during the American Airlines plane evacuation.
ITN's Paul Davies reports on two European airlines seeking a transatlantic deal with American Airlines.
Federal regulators announced Thursday they will seek fines totaling $7.1 million against American Airlines over maintenance issues and problems with its drug- and alcohol-testing programs.
The first passenger plane equipped with a system to repel shoulder-fired missiles successfully completed its flight, a British defense and aerospace company announced Wednesday.
Hundreds of grounded planes. Thousands of lost jobs. Nearly two dozen price hikes. Record oil prices have battered the airline industry, and Wednesday the airlines called on Congress to act.
American Airlines said on Thursday that it plans to cut nearly 7,000 full-time employees, or 8% of its total staff, by the end of 2008.
American's fee on checked luggage is a calculated gamble that consumers would rather shell out at the airport than pay higher ticket prices
Pilots for American Airlines who had been denied vacation and sick leave benefits for short-term military reserve duty will receive back pay in a settlement between the airline and Justice Department lawyers seeking to protect military employment rights.
The chaos facing air travelers on American Airlines is almost over.
Sandra Endo has the latest on flight cancellations by American Airlines.
American Airlines canceled more than 2,500 flights in the past three days because of inspections. Over the past three weeks, U.S. carriers overall have shut down about 3,700 flights, leaving travelers stranded and struggling to find ways to get home.
Attention airline passengers: Fasten your seatbelts. The spring flying season is experiencing turbulence - and may continue to be bumpy for awhile.
Regulators have largely ignored a series of dangerous incidents in which cockpit windshields in commercial airliners shattered in midflight, sometimes forcing emergency landings, according to an American Airlines pilots' group.
Delta Air Lines and American Airlines announced Thursday the cancellations of hundreds of flights so the companies can conduct inspections on bundles of wires in some of their jets.
Five people got the lavish ride of a lifetime as the only passengers on a transatlantic flight, causing environmental groups to criticize the major carrier for leaving a wasteful carbon footprint.
There are conflicting reports about whether a woman who died was given oxygen on an American Airlines flight.
The death of a passenger last week aboard an American Airlines flight underscores the importance of taking precautions before flying, a travel health industry representative said Monday.
In first-ever tests for commercial airplanes carrying passengers, as many as three American Airlines jets will be equipped with a shoulder-fired missile defense system.
Frequent and lengthy flight delays are increasing and worsening, putting 2007 on track to break records set in 2000, according to a Department of Transportation inspector general report.
The Transportation Security Administration said that a passenger taken off an international flight in an emergency stop on Thursday, because of a crew member's suspicions, had done nothing wrong and had posed no security threat.
After another bad weekend, concerns mount over airport delays this summer. Will a Passenger Bill of Rights help?
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Jackie Cutlip, managing director of reservations for American Airlines, oversees the training of 4,000 agents.
An American Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale to San Juan, Puerto Rico has been diverted after a passenger found a suspicious note written on a napkin behind her tray table, an FBI spokeswoman told CNN.
United Airlines, citing rising fuel costs, has joined a growing list of airlines that have hiked fares on domestic and international flights.
United Airlines added itself to a growing list of airlines instituting fare hikes on domestic and international flights Tuesday, citing concerns over the rising cost of fuel.
At least 14 current and possibly former American Airlines employees at Miami International Airport have been charged with drug conspiracy in a suspected smuggling operation after a four-year investigation, U.S. government sources said.
Four California nuns say they were among six passengers kept off an American Airlines flight in January after crew members complained of a sulfur smell in the cabin and ordered passengers off the plane.
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The ugly poly-blend curtain separating coach and first class is a fixture on airplanes. But ever wondered what purpose it really serves?
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