Most Clicked Airlines for America SmartBrief Stories


1. FAA: American to use single operating certificate next month

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration said it will give American Airlines and US Airways a single operating certificate next month. Beginning on April 8, all flights will operate under the AAL call sign. The two carriers merged in February 2013. Frequent Business Traveler (03/23)


2. American Airlines is building new operations center at HQ

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

American Airlines said it plans to revamp its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, rather than move to another location. The airline is building a new integrated operations center on its 1.4 million-square-foot campus to house additional employees relocating to Fort Worth. American City Business Journals (03/25)


3. American, US Airways to integrate pilot seniority lists

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

American Airlines and US Airways pilots will begin the process of integrating seniority lists this summer. Dallas Morning News (free content), The (03/23)


4. Chicago mayor suggests the possibility of renaming airports

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (03/25)


5. American Airlines is investing $2 billion in customer amenities

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

American Airlines is investing $2 billion into amenities that enhance the travel experience for customers, such as nicer business-class seats and international Wi-Fi. The carrier is already winning kudos from passengers for changing its background music for boardings and landings, going from Muzak to indie rock and pop hits. Quartz (03/21)


6. American Airlines boosts service to London Heathrow

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

TravelWeekly.co.uk (U.K.) (03/23)


7. Pilot makes memorable proposal aboard flight

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

Ravn Alaska pilot Eric Greener proposed to Brandy Hollenbeck, an Alaska Airlines flight attendant, during a flight from Seattle to Alaska. Greener was a passenger on the flight as a surprise. "The pilots were in on it, the gate agents were in on it, everyone was coordinating this proposal," Hollenbeck said. "I had no idea." Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage) (03/20)


8. American is discussing an overhaul of Okla. maintenance facility

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2015

The City of Tulsa, Okla., and American Airlines are in early discussions about the carrier upgrading its maintenance base in Tulsa as part of a modernization program. Fox Business (03/22)


9. United Airlines aims to reduce costs at Okla. airport

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2015

Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), The (03/24)


10. Delta to launch Philadelphia-London service in April

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

Dallas Morning News (free content), The (03/25)




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