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American Airlines restores nonstop New York-Dublin flights

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today relaunched daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Dublin Airport (DUB). The new flight is in addition to American’s existing nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Dublin and complements its 12 other daily nonstop flights from JFK to Europe. The route will be operated with a two-class Boeing 757-200 with 181 seats.

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-223 WL N174AA (msn 31308) in the Oneworld scheme taxies at London (Heathrow).

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American launches DFW-Lima nonstop service

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) on April 1 launched daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Lima, Peru.

In addition, American also serves Lima from its hub in Miami.

Daily DFW-LIM Service Schedule

AA 2193

  • Departs DFW at 5:25 p.m.
  • Arrives at LIM at 12:20 a.m. the following day

AA 2194

  • Departs LIM at 1:40 a.m.
  • Arrives at DFW at 8:55 a.m.

American Airlines will operate Boeing 757-200 aircraft on this new route.

Beginning April 11, American will add new service between Chicago O’Hare and Dusseldorf, Germany, and will also add service to Europe between New York – JFK and Dublin, Ireland, beginning June 12.  From its largest hub in Dallas/Fort Worth, American will also launch its first-ever service to Seoul, South Korea, on May 9.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-223 WL N664AA (msn 25298) in the special Susan G. Komen livery arrives at the Miami International Airport hub.

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American reinspects 8 Boeing 757-200s after seats come loose on two separate incidents

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Washington) are inspecting eight Boeing 757-200s after two separate incidents where the seats improperly came loose while in flight! The eight aircraft recently underwent maintenance where the seats were removed and there is a suspicion they were not properly re-secured after the work.

Read the full report from the Daily News: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-223 N654A (msn 24612) arrives at the Miami hub.

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American’s CEO Tom Horton meets with creditors after the pilots reject the new contract

American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) CEO Tom Horton, according to this report by Reuters, meet yesterday with the creditors to update the creditors on its labor negotiations and also discuss the next steps after the pilots resoundingly rejected the new contract, seen by many as a rejection of the curent management and plans. The meeting also discussed AA’s recent financial and operational performance.

American is also close to a merger decision.

Read the full story: CLICK HERE

In other news, American is planning to drop the current New York (JFK)-Brussels route after November 5 citing poor performance. The route is currently operated with 187-seat Boeing 757-200s.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 757-223 N664AA (msn 25298) in the Susan G. Komen livery taxies at the Miami hub. Will AA continue its support of the charity?

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Is American Airlines now getting serious about a merger partner?

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth), through the AMR Corporation, is under continued pressure from the unsecured creditors and the unions to consider a merger option while in bankruptcy court reorganization. AMR has stated it will now “reach out” to five prospective merger partners, namely Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines (2nd), JetBlue Airways, US Airways and Virgin America according to this report by Reuters. Is the “reaching out” a genuine gesture or just a stall tactic?

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Meanwhile, the Allied Pilots Association, representing AA’s 10,000 pilots called the announcement “an important milestone”.

The union issued the following statement:

“The Allied Pilots Association (APA), certified collective bargaining agent for the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines, characterized a letter from AMR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Horton to all employees on potential industry consolidation involving American Airlines as “an important milestone.”

“Mr. Horton’s letter represents an important milestone by acknowledging what we have believed for some time—that consolidation involving American Airlines is essential for all of the airline’s stakeholders,” said APA President Captain Dave Bates. “It’s an affirmation that consolidation represents the most promising path for our airline’s future. The biggest remaining questions center on who manages the new entity and whether a merger occurs during AMR’s Chapter 11 restructuring or thereafter.”

In April, the APA leadership and US Airways management—along with the leaders of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants and Transport Workers Union—jointly announced their support for merging the two carriers. The unions also announced that they had negotiated conditional labor agreements with US Airways management.

Meanwhile, APA and AMR management have been engaged in negotiations throughout the restructuring process, with the APA board of directors voting to approve a tentative agreement with management on June 27. That tentative agreement is now subject to a ratification vote by the APA membership. The tentative agreement includes a 13.5 percent equity stake in the restructured airline.

“The 13.5 percent equity stake is intended to compensate APA as an unsecured creditor on behalf of the pilots we represent,” Captain Bates said. “If our members approve the tentative agreement, this equity stake would give APA significant influence over strategic decisions that will be made in the weeks and months to come concerning American Airlines, including the makeup of the new board of directors and management team.”

The results of the APA membership ratification vote will be announced on August 8.”

Is American now finally serious about a merger? In many ways, AMR still feels it is superior to any of these potential suitors. In some ways, AA management has still not gotten over the fact that they lead the company into bankruptcy. A merger will only work if AA approaches a potential marriage suitor as an equal partner. The “American” name is likely to survive, but like the recent Delta-Northwest and United-Continental mergers, the surviving name does not always equate to surviving management. In essence, current AA and AMR management could be fighting to keep their jobs.

Copyright Photo: Dave Glendinning. How much are the key Oneworld partners influencing AA management?

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American inaugurates Los Angeles-Washington Reagan National flights

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) yesterday launched new daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Stars of the CBS television show “NCIS” and the Disney Pixar film “Brave,” along with World War II veterans, helped inaugurate the first flight from Los Angeles to Washington.

The new flight will feature American’s Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 22 First Class and 166 Main Cabin seats. As part of American’s fleet renewal effort, the airline is currently upgrading its Boeing 757 aircraft used on domestic routes to add style and comfort. Modifications include new Main Cabin and First Class seats, new sidewalls that give the interior a lighter and brighter look, and new LCD monitors to enhance inflight entertainment viewing.

DCA – LAX Schedule

From Los Angeles to Washington Reagan:
Flight 240 Departs: 8:00 a.m. Arrives: 4:00 p.m.
From Washington Reagan to Los Angeles:
Flight 245 Departs: 5:10 p.m. Arrives: 7:40 p.m.

Honoring Our Military Heroes

Actors Brian Dietzen, who plays “Jimmy Palmer” on the hit television drama series “NCIS,” and John Ratzenberger, who played “Cliff Clavin” on the award-winning sitcom “Cheers” – and who has voiced a character in each of Disney Pixar’s feature films, including the upcoming “Brave”  helped welcome a very special group of American heroes as the first customers on the inaugural flight.

Nine World War II veterans from the Los Angeles area traveled on the inaugural flight in conjunction with American’s relationship with the Honor Flight Network. These distinguished veterans will receive a VIP tour of the World War II Memorial that is dedicated to their bravery and will visit other monuments that honor our veterans and members of the armed services. Dietzen and Ratzenberger spent time with these heroes on the transcontinental flight.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.


American relaunches Miami-Seattle/Tacoma and starts Miami-Manaus today

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) today (June 14) will relaunch daily service between Miami and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and start new service between Miami and Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil (MAO). American will also begin several additional frequencies to Brazil, increasing flights from Miami to Brasilia (BSB) and Belo Horizonte (CNF) from five and three times per week, respectively, to daily; as well as additional frequencies to Spain, increasing flights from Miami to Barcelona (BCN) from five times per week to daily.

The schedule for the new routes is as follows:
From Miami – Seattle
Flight 1058 departs MIA at 8:55 p.m.; arrives SEA at 12:15 a.m. (next day)
From Seattle – Miami
Flight 1088 departs SEA at 9:25 p.m.; arrives MIA at 6:15 a.m. (next day)
From Miami – Manaus
Flight 961 departs MIA at 5:15 p.m.; arrives MAO at 10:35 p.m.
From Manaus – Miami
Flight 964 departs MAO at 11:50 p.m.; arrives MIA at 5:15 a.m. (next day)
With the addition of these routes and frequencies, American and American Eagle® will operate more than 300 daily flights to 113 destinations from Miami.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.