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What will happen to American Eagle Airlines?

American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (Dallas/Fort Worth) is a subsidiary of the new American Airlines Group (Dallas/Fort Worth). In a lot of ways the regional jet carrier is now the step-child of the Group and fighting for its future. The current American Eagle (not the brand that several carriers are now flying under) was created on May 15, 1998 as a consolidation of four AMR-owned regional carriers, namely Simmons Airlines, Executive Airlines (3rd), Flagship Airlines and Wings West Airlines. The pilots of the carriers signed a single contract in August 1998 creating the large feeder airline for parent American Airlines. American Eagle used the AOC of Simmons Airlines. The MQ code of Simmons has been retained.

American Eagle has had an important role in the history of American Airlines. Today it is fighting for new contracts and its life.

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) represents the present-day pilots of American Eagle Airlines. The new management team of the American Airlines Group are demanding a new (lower benefits) contract with the pilots to bring their contract in line with the new American Group regional model, i.e. PSA Airlines, which will be flying a new batch of regional aircraft for American as a new American Eagle carrier.

The pilots of American Eagle Airlines are now facing a difficult decision, accept the new contract which cuts benefits or gradually see its fleet dissolve and be transferred to the other lower cost American Eagle units like PSA Airlines (Dayton).

Will the original American Eagle follow the same path of Delta Air Lines’ Comair and go out of business?

Terry Maxon of the Dallas News explores this interesting and important question in his excellent column. The column includes union messages on the subject.

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American Eagle Airlines will soon announce a new name to distinguish itself from the other carriers operating under the American Eagle brand.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. American Eagle Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911) lands at Baltimore/Washington.

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American Airlines and American Eagle cancel nearly 500 flights today at DFW

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) issued this short statement concerning its largest hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) due to a winter ice storm:

Because of the anticipated winter weather American Airlines and American Eagle have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in and out of the DFW Airport through 11 a.m. central time Friday, December 6.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. American Airlines’ Boeing 777-223 ER N790AN (msn 30251) arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

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American Eagle: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. American Eagle Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911)  lands at Baltimore/Washington.

American Eagle considers a new name and tells its employees to be patient

American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (subsidiary of AMR Corporation) (formerly Simmons Airlines) (Dallas/Fort Worth), the original Eagle, is considering a new name since so many more carriers will soon be flying under the American Eagle brand. The company realizes it needs to differentiate itself from the other Eagle carriers. Names, according to this article by the Dallas News, are being vetted and considered. This article, quoting an internal memo to employees, also answers the most pressing questions at Eagle by its employees.

Meanwhile Republic Airlines (Indianapolis) will start flying as an American Eagle contract carrier on August 1 with Embraer ERJ 175s according to Airline Route. The first routes will link Chicago (O’Hare) and Albuquerque, New Orleans and Pittsburgh. On August 27 the Republic service will expand to Kansas City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Toronto (Pearson) and Washington (Reagan National). Finally on October 1 the contract will be expanded to Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Newark, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and San Antonio.

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Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. One of the first aircraft to be repainted, Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911) prepares to taxi from the gate at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) hub.

American Eagle: AG Slide Show

American Eagle to start two new routes from Dallas/Fort Worth to Mexico

American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (Dallas/Fort Worth) will launch two new routes to Mexico from the DFW hub on June 12. The two new destinations will be Hermosillo (daily service) and Zacatecas (three days per week) according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911) prepares to taxi from the gate at the DFW hub painted in the new look.

American Eagle: AG Slide Show