American Airlines

Non-Stop Flights to Washington, DC Are Coming Back to Montgomery Regional Airport

Non-stop flight service to and from Washington, DC is returning to Montgomery Regional Airport. The airport has announced that starting Sunday, American Airlines will resume non-stop flights from Montgomery to Reagan National Airport. The service began in January 2020 but was suspended at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when air travel drastically dropped across the nation. Since that time, air…

American Airlines Warns that 25,000 Workers Could Lose Their Jobs

DALLAS (AP) -American Airlines is telling 25,000 workers that they could lose their jobs in October because of the sharp drop in air travel during the virus pandemic. The airline said Wednesday it was starting new offers of buyouts and partially paid leave, which it hopes will reduce the number of furloughs. The move follows a similar action last week…

Montgomery Regional Offers New Flight Destination to Customers

Montgomery Regional Airport is making it easier for government officials, military members, and families flying to Washington D.C.  Partnering with American Airlines, the airport now offers non-stop flights to  and from the nation’s capitol. The flight will use a 50-seat passenger jet to transport passengers. Airport officials are hoping the new service will make a positive impact for city of…

American Says It Has Found Pilots For Most Christmas Flights

American Airlines says only a few hundred of its late December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane. An airline spokesman said Thursday that pilots were picking up extra flights and the airline had more on-call pilots in December than during other months. The pilots’ union had said that more than 15,000 flights lacked a captain, co-pilot or…

Court Revives Baggage Fee Lawsuit Against American Airlines

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit seeking the return of baggage fees to passengers whose luggage was delayed or lost on flights with an airline that merged with American Airlines. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the lawsuit provided sufficient evidence for its claim that the former US Airways promised to deliver bags when…

Man Who Disrupted US Airways Flight Gets Year in Prison

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man who interfered with a flight crew on a New York-bound US Airways jet that was forced to divert to Pittsburgh has been sentenced to prison. A federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Mapleton, Utah, resident Steven Pectol on Wednesday to a year and a day behind bars. Pectol pleaded guilty in November to disrupting a red-eye flight…