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American Airlines and British Airways to operate four daily flights between Los Angeles and London Heathrow starting on March 28, 2015

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has announced it will add more service between Los Angeles and London (Heathrow) beginning in March 2015. The new flight will be operated with three-class Boeing 777-300 ERs.

With four daily direct flights to London Heathrow – two operated by American with its flagship 777-300 ERs and two by American’s Atlantic joint business partner British Airways (London) with its Airbus A380s.

LAX-LHR (four times per day, year round, all times local)

American-British LAX-LHR Schedule

The new 5:55 p.m. (1755) LAX to LHR nonstop begins on March 28, 2015.

During 2014, American has expanded its LAX hub with new twice-daily service to Vancouver, Canada (YVR), daily nonstop service to Edmonton, Canada (YEG) and San Antonio, Texas (SAT). American launches new daily nonstop service to Tampa, Florida (TPA), on Nov. 5 and three daily nonstop flights to Atlanta (ATL) on March 5, 2015. With these new destinations, American will serve 55 domestic and international destinations from LAX. Earlier this month, American also submitted a motion to the U.S. Department of Transportation asking it to reallocate an underutilized U.S.-Tokyo Haneda (HND) frequency to American, which American would use to operate year-round service between LAX and HND.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. American’s Boeing 777-323 ER N717AN (msn 31543) climbs away from London’s Heathrow Airport.

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American bankruptcy trustee questions the $19.9 severance package for CEO Tom Horton

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) is facing a new round of questioning in the bankruptcy court to further explain the large $19.9 million severance package afforded to departing CEO Tom Horton. According to this report by Reuters, Trustee Tracy Hope Davis is asking the carrier to explain the large settlement  and  also the “sweeping changes” to its employee pay programs under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

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Top Copyright Photo: Brian Peters. Boeing 777-323 ER N717AN (msn 31543) arrives at the large Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hub.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: American Airlines. Outgoing AA CEO Tom Horton.

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American Airlines and US Airways receive a DOJ request for additional information for its proposed merger

AMR Corporation (Dallas/Fort Worth), the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. (Dallas/Fort Worth), and US Airways Group, Inc. (the parent of US Airways) (Phoenix) announced that, on March 4, 2013, each company received a request for additional information (Second Request) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the proposed merger of the two airlines.

A DOJ Second Request is a standard part of the regulatory process. A Second Request extends the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, during which the parties may not close the transaction, until 30 days after American Airlines and US Airways have substantially complied with the Second Request (or the waiting period is otherwise terminated by the DOJ). American Airlines and US Airways expect to respond promptly to the Second Request and to continue working cooperatively with the DOJ as it conducts its review of the proposed combination.  American Airlines and US Airways continue to expect the combination to be completed in the third quarter of 2013.

The merger is conditioned on the approval by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, regulatory approvals, approval by US Airways shareholders, other customary closing conditions, and confirmation and consummation of the Plan of Reorganization.

Copyright Photo: Wingnut. American Airlines’ Boeing 777-323 ER N717AN (msn 31543) in the new look made its first appearance at London (Heathrow) yesterday.


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American signs a new sale-lease back agreement with ILFC for Boeing aircraft including 15 737-800s and one 777-300 ER

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) announced today both companies have entered into an agreement for the purchase and leaseback of an additional 15 new Boeing 737-800 and one new 777-300 ER aircraft.

The Boeing 737 aircraft are scheduled for delivery between May 2013 and December 2014. The Boeing 777 widebody aircraft is forecasted to be delivered in the second half of March 2013. ILFC and American had entered into a previous sale-leaseback agreement for 15 Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft in 2011. The final delivery of those aircraft was completed in 2012 and they are operating today.

Copyright Photo: Terry Wade. The pictured Boeing 777-323 ER N717AN (msn 31543) on its final approach at London (Heathrow) was delivered on December 11, 2012 becoming the first of the type for AA.

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American Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 777-300 ER, will introduce finally a new livery


American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) yesterday (December 11) accepted its first new Boeing 777-323 ER (N717AN, msn 31543). The airliner was painted without markings in a gray and silver metallic paint. American Airlines will finish painting the aircraft in a new livery. This is the first color scheme change since the current brand was first designed and painted in 1968 and introduced fleet-wide in 1969. It was the longest running airline livery in the world of a major airline. The new type will be introduced on the Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route on January 31. American has nine more copies to come. AA issued this statement:

American Airlines on December 11 took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300 ER (Extended Range) aircraft, another step in its plan to create the industry’s most modern fleet. American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300 ER, which will give American’s fleet additional network flexibility, while delivering increased efficiency and better operating economics.

American’s 777-300 ER, was delivered without the traditional American livery, marks the beginning of the airline’s brand new fleet type and points toward the airline’s future. Inside, the cabin is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat seats in First and Business Class.

The Dallas/Fort Worth-Sao Paulo route, scheduled for January 31, 2013, will be the first to feature the newest addition to American’s fleet. Subsequently, the aircraft is slated to fly to London Heathrow from both Dallas/Fort Worth and New York JFK.

The modern new aircraft will feature a freshly painted livery on the outside. Upon boarding, American customers will be invited inside through a dramatic archway and ceiling treatment and mood lighting, to continue the modern experience and the look and feeling of spaciousness. A walk-up bar in the premium cabin stocked with snacks and refreshments will be a first for any U.S. airline and adds another distinctive luxury feature to the 777-300 ER. Entertainment options include up to 120 movies, more than 150 TV programs and more than 350 audio selections that will be offered throughout the aircraft. Also, every seat will feature individual 110-volt AC power outlets and USB jacks for charging personal electronic devices.

Will this new livery survive a merger? If American merges with US Airways and US Airways management takes over will they see this color scheme as an emblem of the past AA management or will they want another new fresh design of their own? Stay tuned for the unveiling.

American Airlines is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in January and a possible merger with US Airways could also be announced in January. January will be a watershed month for AA with at least a new brand and a new aircraft type.

Meanwhile, CEO Tom Horton wants a quick resolution of whether the company will merge with US Airways or emerge from Chapter 11 as a stand-alone carrier according to this report by Reuters.

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Copyright Photo: American Airlines.

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