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The disturbing image from the American Airlines Evac

Thanks to the proliferation of cameras, airline emergencies are increasingly being filmed by escaping passengers. Last week, an American Airlines Boeing 767 bound for Miami caught fire on the runway of Chicago’s O’Hare airport while taking off. The pilot aborted the take-off and evacuated everyone on board via emergency chutes as black smoke poured from the aeroplane. Twenty people suffered minor injuries. There is video of the situation inside the cabin: The thing that astounds me is how many passengers are carrying bags off the plane. You can see women with handbags, men with laptops.…

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Air New Zealand vs Qantas Running Man Challenge

The Running Man craze has spread its way into the airline industry.  Started by two high-school students in New Jersey, USA who started dancing along to  the 1996 song My Boo by Ghost Town DJ’s  in their Finance class, it has exploded around the internet over the last two weeks with police and emergency services around the world with Met police London,  St John Ambulance, NZ   Finland Police, NYPD, Scottish Police (complete with bagpipes), Sussex Police (UK), ACT Policing by the Lake and many others. Last Friday, Air New Zealand posted their Running Man challenge to Qantas with cabin crew busting the moves on board a training…

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The American Wedding moves closer.

On Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane approved the plan of American Airlines parent company: AMR Corp to merge with US Airways. The merger still needs regulatory approval. American Airlines must also construct a formal restructuring plan that incorporates the merger. If the courts and creditors approve this plan, then the airline can emerge from the bankruptcy status it has held since November, 2011. American was the last of the major US legacy airlines to go through the Chapter 11 process. They filed for bankruptcy citing untenable labor costs after years of fruitless negotiations with…

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American Airlines New Livery

  American Airlines has been using the same logo and aircraft livery for more than 40 years. The AA symbol, for example, complete with eagle,was created by Massimo Vignelli in 1967. Last week they announced a complete revamp. The new image was created by FutureBrand with input from AA customers and employees.  The AA Logo on the tail is gone There is a new stylised red and blue tail which  American’s Chief Commercial Officer describes: “Our core colors — red, white and blue – have been updated to reflect a more vibrant and welcoming spirit. The new tail, with…

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AA wants more time

AMR Corp. is seeking more time to resolve its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The Fort Worth-based airline company filed a joint motion Tuesday with the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the case requesting another 30 days to file an exclusive restructuring plan, the Dallas Business Journal reports. AMR – the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle – and the UCC propose to push the exclusivity period to file a plan from Dec. 28 to Jan. 28. They also want to push the deadline for gaining acceptance of that plan from Jan. 28 to March 28.

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An American -US Air merger- closer [updated]

American Airlines has bowed to pressure from creditors and is exploring merger options, having previously vowed to go it alone. This consideration makes the possibility much more real. Especially with the AA unions being so keen on a merger. Lots of logic for the move. It would create the second-largest airline in the United States in terms of operating revenue. US Airways plans to adopt the American Airlines name. The unions feel it would protect them. Not sure what it will do to customer service at the airline. I personally think AA has the worst in the USA (Business Insider said in 2011 that American Airlines is…

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