American Airlines, Inc.
- Homepage: http://www.aa.com/
December 2002: "In 1982,...AMR Corp., was formed and became the parent company to American Airlines....AMR, the parent company for American Airlines, has a number of businesses within its corporate structure including:
American’s Passenger division is the largest scheduled passenger airline in the world....AA Cargo, a division of American Airlines, provides more than 14 million pounds of daily lift capacity...In 1984, American Airlines established American Eagle as its regional airline affiliate. The American Eagle network is the largest regional airline system in the world..."
November 2011: "After resisting for a decade, the parent company of American Airlines announced Tuesday that it would now follow a strategy that the rest of the industry chose long ago: filing for bankruptcy protection so it can shed debt, cut labor costs and find a way back to profitability."http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/in-bankruptcy-a-bid-to-cut-costs-at-american-airlines/
June 2008: "For weeks, American Airlines stood alone in facing the ire of passengers over its decision to begin charging $15 to check the first bag. But it now has some company."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/business/13bags.html
September 2007: Lawyers for the defendants in the coming damages trials — United and American Airlines; airport security companies; Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer; and others — say the lawsuits are misguided, that the aviation industry played by the government rules at the time, and that the terrorists knew what they could get away with.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/nyregion/04cases.html
March 2007: It may look like chicken feed in this era of mammoth executive pay packages, but a combined $21 million in stock payouts to five top executives at American Airlines is looming large in labor talks with pilots still angry about pay concessions made four years ago.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/27/business/27air.html
December 2001: American Airlines Inc. is seeking antitrust immunity for a marketing alliance with British Airways PLC, provoking a pitched battle with three competitors who see the Dallas-based airline capitalizing on strong fundraising ties to the Bush administration to gain dominance in the lucrative transatlantic market.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41004-2001Dec13.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) AMR Corporation Organization Aug 17, 2007 Status/Name Change from TWA (Trans World Airlines) Organization Aug 17, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Gerard J. Arpey Person Dec 22, 2011 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Donald J. Carty Person Sep 6, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 29, 2011 In Chapter 11, a Bid to Cut Costs at American Airlines
QUOTE: After resisting for a decade, the parent company of American Airlines announced Tuesday that it would now follow a strategy that the rest of the industry chose long ago: filing for bankruptcy protection so it can shed debt, cut labor costs and find a way back to profitability.
New York Times Jun 13, 2008 Like American, More Airlines Add Fees for Checking Luggage
QUOTE: Airlines are attributing new fees and surcharges to high fuel prices, up 91.5 percent from this time last year, according to the International Air Transport Association. “With record-breaking fuel prices, we must pursue new revenue opportunities, while continuing to offer competitive fares, by tailoring our products and services around what our customers value most and are willing to pay for,” United’s chief operating officer, John P. Tague, said in a statement.
New York Times Sep 17, 2007 Anger Over Airline Delays Spurs Passengers' Coalition Into Action: Rally on the Mall to Include Makeshift Passenger Jet Caught Up in the Smells and Sounds of a Lengthy Wait on the Tarmac
QUOTE: after being stranded for nine hours on an American Airlines flight at an airport in Austin in December, she has emerged as the public face of passenger discontent with poor airline service. Angry at her treatment by the airline, she founded an advocacy group [Coalition for an Airline Passengers Bill--Ed.] for air travelers that has been seeking stiffer regulations of the industry.
Washington Post Sep 04, 2007 Little Noticed 9/11 Lawsuits Will Go to Trial
QUOTE: Lawyers for the defendants in the coming damages trials — United and American Airlines; airport security companies; Boeing, the aircraft manufacturer; and others — say the lawsuits are misguided, that the aviation industry played by the government rules at the time, and that the terrorists knew what they could get away with.
New York Times Mar 27, 2007 Stock Bonuses at American Anger Pilots
QUOTE: Across the industry, as airlines become profitable again, workers are agitating to recover some of the pay and benefits lost in recent years. Delta Air Lines has already promised its nonunion workers a raise when it exits bankruptcy this spring, hoping to buy some peace and avoid unionization beyond its pilots.
New York Times Mar 22, 2007 The 'Open Skies' Deal Is Hindered by Protectionism (The Invisible Hand)
QUOTE: Under the terms of the deal, which was approved by European ministers today, the administration will once again ask Congress to ease the restrictions on foreign airline ownership, not that anyone seriously believes this Congress will do any such thing for this president. Trying, however, will bring its own reward, in the form of expanded access by U.S. airlines to the most lucrative international air hub: London's Heathrow.
Smart Money Feb 20, 2007 JetBlue woes spur call for fliers' bill of rights: Long waits for passengers caused by last week's ice storm in New York have prompted talk of customer-service regulation.
QUOTE: These two incidents have prompted outraged passengers and lawmakers like Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) of California to call for legislation that would require airlines to allow passengers to deplane after three hours, among other things. .... Groups like the Travel Insider are now circulating petitions online demanding a passengers bill of rights. ... The increase in delays, lost luggage, and packed planes is fueling the momentum.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 04, 2006 More air passengers getting bumped
QUOTE: Airline passengers in the USA are getting bumped off flights more frequently than at any time in the last six years...
USA TODAY May 31, 2006 Frequent fliers turn a skeptical eye to the skies
QUOTE: Often, when a free trip or upgrade is available, members have to pony up double the miles they expected to spend to secure it. In some cases, getting free travel may involve a fee. Several carriers now charge to book award travel over the phone rather than on the Web, and some have introduced fees for booking award travel fewer than 14 days in advance.
USA TODAY May 05, 2006 Airlines Charge More for Less
QUOTE: Fliers aren't happy but realize carriers are forced to find new revenue sources to compensate for runaway fuel prices.
ConsumerAffairs.com Aug 02, 2005 First-Class Fast Lane: Quick, Dedicated Checkpoints Create a Visible Distinction at Airports
QUOTE: Across the country, "elite" lines are making a comeback at U.S. airports. The lines, which deliver high-paying travelers right to the checkpoint without waiting, were common before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but the federal government eliminated them when it took over security from the airlines. In allowing the lines to return, the Transportation Security Administration has irked travelers who say that the airlines' class system should not extend to airport security, which is paid for by all taxpayers.
Washington Post Jun 06, 2003 For frequent fliers, more miles and fewer seats
QUOTE: 'They just start to collect [frequent flier] miles," he said. "It's only when they try to redeem them that they realize there are problems.'
International Herald Tribune (IHT) Dec 28, 2002 Fees Hidden in Plain Sight, Companies Add to Bottom Line
QUOTE: Companies are adding new surcharges to all kinds of services and products as they try to compensate for a sputtering economy and price-conscious customers.
New York Times Dec 08, 2002 Just Money
QUOTE: What is our government's responsibility for its citizens -- and what are the limits of that responsibility? Is it the government's role to compensate victims in the first place? And if so, exactly how? Are we a country like Israel that accepts the inevitability of such deaths and treats compensation matter-of-factly, as a way to address a surviving family's basic needs? Or is money for us a metaphor, meant to signal our regret?
New York Times Dec 14, 2001 American Airlines Requests Antitrust Immunity in Deal
QUOTE: American Airlines Inc. is seeking antitrust immunity for a marketing alliance with British Airways PLC, provoking a pitched battle with three competitors who see the Dallas-based airline capitalizing on strong fundraising ties to the Bush administration...
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