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Airbus woos American Airlines with new jet in deja vu for Boeing

With the proposed A321XLR, Airbus is seeking to steal customers from a distracted Boeing after executives postponed a decision on an all-new model for middle-distance routes while they deal with the Max crisis.

Major airlines face technical glitch, flights delayed at airports in NYC, Chicago, Atlanta

Earlier, carriers had reported problems through their social media accounts, with United Airlines saying it was unable to create paperwork as a result.

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American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws from cabins, lounges

American, the world's biggest airline, said that in November on board planes it will replace plastic stir sticks with ones made from bamboo. The airline said the moves will eliminate more than 71,000 pounds of plastic a year.

American Airlines warns of fare increases if oil remains high

Oil prices have risen around 50 percent compared to the levels seen last year and that is putting pressure on airline profits.

Boeing wins American Airlines widebody jet order

"This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and we thank both manufacturers for their aggressive efforts to earn more of American’s business," American Airlines President Robert Isom said in a statement.

Lawyer: Turkish man to plead guilty to disrupting flight

Uskanli tried to get to the front of the plane during the American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu in May, according to court documents. Crew members feared his laptop contained explosives.

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Philadelphia-bound flight encounters turbulence, injuring 10

After the flight landed at 3:10 pm (local time), three passengers and seven crew members were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Qatar Airways dropping plan to invest in American Airlines

The two airlines are on opposite sides of a nasty fight that has big US carriers complaining that they are unfairly undercut on fares because Qatar and two other fast-growing Middle East airlines get illegal subsidies from their governments.

American Airlines to end code-share agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways

American Airlines Inc said on Wednesday that state-owned Qatar Airways has revised its antitrust filing with U.S. regulators seeking clearance to buy up to a 10 percent stake in the U.S. carrier, but there were no details provided on the new filing.

Too hot to fly — why?

Extreme heat alters the density of air, making it thinner. Thin air prevents generation of required ‘lift’, and makes it more difficult for aircraft to take off. Thus, as it gets hotter, planes need progressively longer runways and greater engine power to reach the speeds needed to become airborne.

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