Friday August 19, 2022

Jack the Cat was found after he dropped in at airport

NBC New York gives this account about how Jack the Cat was found after being lost at JFK Airport for two months: “Owner Karen Pascoe told NBC New York that the cat was discovered after he fell through a ceiling tile, hungry and dehydrated.” The New York Post tells us more: Long-lost Jack the Cat, […]

Muslim woman sues Southwest Airlines after carrier had her removed from March flight

A San Diego woman filed a discrimination lawsuit Thursday against Southwest Airlines, alleging the carrier improperly had her removed from a San Diego-San Jose flights in March. The complaint by graduate student Irum Abbasi said that her morning flight was about to depart when a Transportation Security Administration agent boarded the flight and ordered her […]

AMR shares on the rise Tuesday after Monday’s disastrous decline

AMR shares were enjoying a nice bounce at the start of trading Tuesday as a number of analysts raised their recommendations on American Airlines parent. Shortly after 9 a.m. CDT, AMR shares were up 31 cents, or 15.7 percent, to $2.29. That follows AMR shares’ 33 percent plunge on Monday, which left its stock off […]

American plans to stop Chicago-Brussels flights after 22½ years

American Airlines plans to stop its daily flight between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Brussels, Belgium, on Nov. 6. American spokesman Jim Faulkner said Friday that it was a variety of factors that led to the decision. “High oil prices, a weakened global economy and reduced travel demand have all affected the route’s performance, making […]

American plans to stop Chicago-Brussels flights after 21½ years

American Airlines plans to stop its daily flight between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Brussels, Belgium, on Nov. 6. American spokesman Jim Faulkner said Friday that it was a variety of factors that led to the decision. “High oil prices, a weakened global economy and reduced travel demand have all affected the route’s performance, making […]

Alaska, Horizon bookings soar after federal ticket tax expires

Alaska Air Group said Wednesday that bookings on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air jumped 26 percent after the federal taxes on airplane tickets expired. Alaska and Horizon are among the small number of airlines that did not raise their fares after the taxes expired on July 23. Instead, they let customers keep the difference. It […]

I’m still catching up after vacation

Back to work. What interesting things happened while I was gone? 1. The new of a large potential airplane purchase by American Airlines broke while I was on vacation. Although Bloomberg News in mid-June broke a story out of the Paris Air Show that American was seriously kicking the tires, the Wall Street Journal expanded […]

Dallas City Council approves resolution naming a Love Field street after Herb Kelleher

Herb Kelleher, right, applauds at Dallas City Council meeting. Next to him is Sam Coats, a former Southwest Airlines, Braniff, Muse Air and Texas International executive. CREDIT: Jim Mahoney/Dallas Morning News As our City Hall Blog notes, the Dallas City Council on Wednesday named a one-mile stretch of Cedar Springs Road at Dallas Love Field […]

American Airlines, American Eagle cancel more than 600 flights Wednesday as they try to rebuild schedule after storms

American Airlines and regional partner American Eagle have canceled 618 flights system-wide by mid-morning Wednesday as the carriers worked to recover from two days of storm-caused disruptions. At Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the two airlines carriers have cancelled about 282 departures and arrivals, American spokesman Tim Smith said. The schedule disruptions come one day after […]

Delta, partners to reduce capacity across Atlantic after Labor Day

The SkyTeam airlines announced Thursday they will reduce transatlantic capacity by 7 to 9 percent after Labor Day, with Delta Air Lines saying it will pull down its Atlantic capacity by 10 to 12 percent. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference Thursday, Delta president Ed Bastian said the transatlantic was Delta’s weakest […]