American Airlines

American Airlines faces pilot shortage

It has been revealed that an estimated 15,000 of the company's flights scheduled to run over the festive period do not have an assigned pilot due to a computer glitch.

The software error gave time off to too many pilots between 17-31 December, the company told employees in an email last week.

Pilots are now being offered more money to cancel their holiday plans and work the shifts.

A US-based aviation union called the incident a “crisis”.

Passenger 'duct taped to seat' on flight

The man, identified as Anil Tuvanc Uskanli -- a Turkish national born in 1991-- was subdued by crew members and passengers, including an off-duty Los Angeles police officer.

He is expected to face federal charges for interference with a flight crew, FBI special agent Paul Delacourt told reporters.

Investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the disturbance.

American Airlines suspends employee after clash over pram

A passenger who uploaded video of the aftermath of the incident said a mother had been struck with the pram as it was forcibly removed by the employee.

The video shows the employee saying, "Hit me! Come on, bring it on", when challenged by another male passenger.

American Airlines said it was "deeply sorry for the pain we have caused" the woman passenger and her family.

American Airlines captain dead after falling ill during flight

The aircraft's co-pilot took control of the plane after the captain became incapacitated, and landed safely at Syracuse Hancock International Airport shortly after 7am.

The plane, an Airbus A320, was en route from Phoenix to Boston when it was diverted to Syracuse in response to the medical emergency.

"Unfortunately, our pilot passed away," American Airlines said in a statement. "We are incredibly saddened by this event, and we are focused on caring for our pilot's family and colleagues."

American stops flights at 3 airports, problems soon resolved

American spokesman Casey Norton said the airline did not immediately know the cause of the outage, which began around 11 a.m. CDT and lasted nearly two hours.

Flights on both American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, were halted.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that American Airlines planes destined for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, O'Hare Airport in Chicago and Miami International Airport were held on the ground during the outage.

Airline manager linked to 9/11 pleads not guilty in sex case

Fifty-five-year-old Ray Wickliffe Howland, of Arlington, Texas, waived his appearance before a federal magistrate Monday and pleaded not guilty through his attorney.

Howland was arrested in June on charges he used the Internet to arrange a sexual encounter with a woman and a 10-year-old girl. Federal authorities took over the case and an indictment returned last month was unsealed Monday.

Airline manager linked to 9/11 drama faces fed arraignment

Fifty-five-year-old Ray Wickliffe Howland, of Arlington, Texas, is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate Monday. Federal records are still sealed, but they stem from his arrest in June near Pittsburgh International Airport.

That's when the Pennsylvania attorney general's office charged Howland with arranging a sexual encounter with a woman and a 10-year-old girl. Howland allegedly posted online that he was "looking for a family or a couple of girls" for sex while in town on business.