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Attorney for Dragged Off United Passenger to Represent Mom from American Incident, Not Hit in Head!

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Interesting interview this morning on the Today Show with attorney Tom Demetrio who is already representing Dr. David Dao.  He clarified that the mother involved in the American incident was NOT hit in the head with a stroller. Instead, she was upset that the stroller came very close to hitting her baby as it was…

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Sad End of an Era – American Drops San Juan from JFK. From 11x per Day to No Service at All


In August 2014, I sadly posted about American canceling their long running JFK-Barbados flight – American Axes One of my Favorite JFK Routes – Caribbean Left with Just a Few Flights. I lamented that this was one of my favorite JFK-Caribbean flights on AA for a bunch of reasons: Barbados always seemed to be less touristy than…

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New Video? American Flight Attendant Hits Mother in Head w/ Stroller While Holding Her Twin Babies

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Update: The mother has contacted the attorney who is representing that United passenger who was dragged off the plane. The attorney also confirmed that the woman was not hit in the head. Full updated details here. As heard in the aftermath video, the flight attendant accused of hitting a mother in the head with a stroller…

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4X in 36 Hours – Comparing JFK-LAX on American, Delta, JetBlue, & United

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Wow, from noon on a Tuesday until midnight the following day, Peter Flax of The Hollywood Reporter flew between JFK and LAX four times, sampling the first and business class offerings on the route from American, Delta, JetBlue, and United. We’ve actually reviewed all of these individually before at Point Me to the Plane, though it’s…

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What? United & American Fight For Best On-Time Arrival…Delta Still #1

An American Airlines 737-800 in Montréal. Photo by Alexandre Gouger, used with permission.

It’s no surprise that Delta was once again first among the big four domestic carriers in on-time performance in March, blowing away the competition with an 82.3% on-time arrival rate. Southwest finished 2nd at 79.6%, but the big story was the fight for 3rd between American and United. American ultimately won by hair, coming in at 78.1%…

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American Caves & Offers New Uniforms, Flight Attendants Say It’s Not Enough


Late on Tuesday, American announced that they had agreed to a deal with Aramark to provide an “off-the-shelf” uniform option for flight attendants and others who say the new uniforms previously rolled out by Twin Hill in September cause headaches, hives, rashes, and respiratory issues. The Chicago Business Journal reported on letter sent out by AA…

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American in Advanced Talks to Buy China Southern Stake as per Bloomberg


According to Bloomberg, American is in advanced discussions to acquire a $200M stake in China Southern via a private placement. American would nominate an observer with no voting rights to the airline’s board.  Delta owns a minority stake in China Eastern after a 2015 acquisition and of course is a fellow Skyteam member with China…

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American, Delta, & United Place Ads in Trump’s Favorite TV Shows & Newspapers…Six-Figure Cost

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Well, they certainly are spending quite a bit of cash trying to reach the President… The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an advocacy group that represents American, Delta, United, and five flight attendant and pilot unions, has taken out ads at a six-figure cost in Trump’s favorite TV shows and newspapers. They are asking Trump…

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FIGHT: American Says “We’ll Defend Chicago against Increased United Competition”


American has a response to United’s statement two weeks ago that they were done being a “docile competitor” in Chicago (ORD), American is going to strongly protect their “superior” position. The airline announced last Thursday that they are adding seven new routes beginning July 5th. That announcement came after United shared their new offensive strategy for ORD, adding 47 new…

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US DOT Grants American 6 Months to Start LAX-Beijing Service, Rejects Delta’s Bid

American 777-300ER Inaugural Flight

Last week, the US Department of Transportation granted American Airlines six additional months to begin their LAX – Beijing (PEK) flight. That’s shorter than the one year American was asking for in their request which said that the Chinese government and Beijing refuse to grant them commercially viable slots. Meanwhile, Delta had placed another bid…

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