Category: Airlines

American Airlines will use passenger planes for cargo-only flights to Europe
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American Airlines will use passenger planes for cargo-only flights to Europe

American Airlines today announced that it will fly a handful of cargo-only flights to Europe, using its standard 777-300 passenger planes, over the course of the next few days. The company says these flights will carry medical supplies, mail for active U.S. military, telecommunications equipment and electronics, as well as packages from e-commerce firms. This…

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American Airlines cuts long-haul international flights by 75%
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American Airlines cuts long-haul international flights by 75%

American Airlines said it will suspend 75% of its long-haul international flights from the U.S., beginning March 16 in response to decreased demand and government travel restrictions put in place to lessen the spread of COVID-19. American Airlines had already reduced its capacity. This latest move, which was announced Saturday evening, will slash international capacity…

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Airlines Face Loss of $30 Billion in Revenues in Wake of Coronavirus
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Airlines Face Loss of $30 Billion in Revenues in Wake of Coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus from its epicenter in central China to infections identified around the world is having a severe impact on airlines as consumers cancel or delay travel plans. Industry experts say airlines worldwide could lose as much as $30 billion in revenues this year, with Chinese carriers facing the brunt of the…

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Exclusive–American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging Flight Came to U.S. from Iraq
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Exclusive–American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotaging Flight Came to U.S. from Iraq

An American Airlines mechanic who is accused of sabotaging a commercial flight originally arrived in the United States from Iraq, Breitbart News has confirmed. On Friday, federal court records revealed that Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani allegedly tampered with a navigation system on a plane filled with 150 passengers set to take off from Miami, Florida…

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United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins Sessions: Enterprise this September
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United Airlines CISO Emily Heath joins Sessions: Enterprise this September

In an era of massive data breaches, most recently the Capital One fiasco, the risk of a cyberattack and the costly consequences are the top existential threat to corporations big and small. At TechCrunch’s first-ever enterprise-focused event (p.s. early-bird sales end August 9), that topic will be front and center throughout the day. That’s why…

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