Airlines

5:39pm

Wed May 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Take Your Seat, The 'No Photography' Sign Is Lit

Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 7:35 pm

An American Airlines plane at Miami International Airport in February.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

You probably saw this bit of Internet virality earlier this week — showing a woman getting kicked off an American Airlines flight for channeling Whitney Houston.

What caught our attention was the sound of flight attendants repeatedly ordering passengers not to take pictures or (presumably) videos.

Apparently, it's an official rule at American Airlines:

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7:36am

Tue May 14, 2013
The Two-Way

She's No Diva: Unruly Flier Sings 'I Will Always Love You'

Originally published on Tue May 14, 2013 8:46 am

As she was led off the plane the singer (with bag) was recorded by at least one passenger.
YouTube.com

In case you haven't seen and heard it yet, there's a short video clip circulating of what it was like last Friday as a woman aboard a flight from Los Angeles to New York was taken off the plane after an unscheduled stop in Kansas City.

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4:15pm

Tue April 30, 2013
The Two-Way

Video May Show 747 Jet's Last Seconds Before Bagram Crash

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 11:06 am

A dashcam video purports to show the crash of a civilian cargo 747 in Afghanistan Monday.
LiveLeak

Update at 1 p.m. ET, May 1: Victims Identified:

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9:50am

Mon April 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Worst-Case Avoided: Few Airports Link Delays To FAA Furloughs

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 8:26 am

An American Airlines passenger is helped at the ticket counter at Miami International Airport last week. Many airline industry observers expect delays to strike Monday, the first full day of FAA furloughs.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Many airline passengers saw only moderate flight delays stemming from the first full day of furloughs for nearly 15,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers, as industry analysts' worst fears did not materialize. But the reduced staffing was blamed for some slowdowns, and observers say it also increased the length of unrelated delays.

We'll be keeping an eye on possible delays today, and updating this post with new information.

Update at 6:45 p.m. ET. Delays Build, Tied To Weather And Furloughs:

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8:01am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Rejects $20-Million Severance For American Airlines CEO

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 10:56 am

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton stands next to a control tower at Berlin Brandenburg Airport in March 2012.
Sean Gallup Getty Images

A severance package of $20 million might have seemed reasonable to American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, but a U.S. bankruptcy judge says it's too much.

The proposed payout, part of a deal that would merge American parent AMR and US Airways Group, first caught the attention of U.S. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis, a Department of Justice official monitoring AMR's Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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