Flight delayed after skunk found on plane

MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) -- The takeoff of an American Airlines international flight was delayed in Miami after workers discovered a skunk in the cargo hold of the Airbus A300 plane.

American cancels flights to inspect planes

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 26 (UPI) -- American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, canceled about 200 flights Wednesday to inspect its aging MD-80 aircraft.

Airline solves toilet class dispute

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced it is opening its first class toilets for passengers in all areas of the plane to use.

Second report of stranded U.S. fliers

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- News of two more U.S. airlines abandoning passengers at airports because of bad weather in Denver earlier this month emerged Wednesday in a USA Today report.

Spiders on a plane

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A woman who claims she was repeatedly bitten by a brown recluse spider on an American Airlines flight, and is now disfigured, is suing the airline in Texas.

American Airlines cancels Haiti flights

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- American Airlines has canceled flights to and from Haiti ahead of next week's elections for fear of escalated violence during the voting.

U.N. forces brace for Haitian election

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti are on high alert ahead of elections scheduled for next week, Haitian radio reported Wednesday.

Lawsuit says AA plane flew with leak

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in New York filed a $1 million lawsuit against American Airlines alleging the airline risked passenger safety with a fuel leak.

American pilot reports laser

FORT ''''''''WORTH, Texas, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Federal officials Wednesday investigated a report that an American Airlines pilot was temporarily blinded by a laser during an approach to a Texas airport. The pilot was preparing to land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport about 8:30 p.m. Sunday w

American pulls pillows to save money

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- American Airlines has removed pillows from its fleet of MD-80 airliners to cut costs.

Computer grounds hundreds of U.S. flights

DALLAS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. airports had to deal with the grounding of hundreds of flights Sunday morning after a computer problem affected at least three airline carriers.

Pilot quizzes passengers on religion

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- God may be his co-pilot, but an American Airlines pilot on a Los Angeles-based flight is under scrutiny for asking passengers if they were Christians.

St. Louis airport losing flights

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- No large hub airport in the United States has lost as many flights in the last two years as St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.
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