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American Airlines passengers still backed up after glitch

American Airlines Outage - NBC News

Flight cancellations and delays continued to bedevil American Airlines customers on Wednesday -- a day after a major glitch crippled the carrier's reservation system, leading to the grounding of its fleet for several hours."These computer system can get hung up waiting for data. If it never gets it, the system can get overloaded and leads to a shutdown," said Dr.


Outage grounds American Airlines flights

American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.


Judge denies $20M severance deal for AMR CEO

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton - AP

A federal bankruptcy judge has at least temporarily blocked a proposed $20 million severance payment for the CEO of American Airlines as part of the company's merger with US Airways. The judge ruled Thursday that the proposed payment to CEO Tom Horton exceeded limits that Congress set for bankruptcy cases in 2005.


Court approves American Airlines-US Airways merger

A judge on Wednesday approved AMR Corp's plan to merge with US Airways Group , a step toward creating the world's largest airline. AMR, parent of American Airlines and in bankruptcy since November 2011, must still construct a formal restructuring plan incorporating the merger that meets court and creditor approval before the airline can emerge from bankruptcy.


American's $19.8 million CEO severance draws fire

Tom Horton

The subject of CEO compensation looks like it will get time under the microscope in American Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The U.S. trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of American parent AMR has filed an objection to the $19.8 million severance package that current CEO Tom Horton is set to get when he leaves the company next year, according to Reuters. Also included in the objection are severance and retention payments slated for other company employees.


AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

U.S. Airways

American Airlines and US Airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. The boards of both companies approved the merger late Wednesday, according to four people close to the situation.


American Airlines unveils new look

Even as it tries to emerge from bankruptcy and eyes a possible merger with US Airways, American Airlines is busy with a new project: a face lift. The carrier unveiled its first new logo and aircraft livery in decades on Thursday, with brighter colors, an “updated eagle” peeking out from a ribbon, a more contemporary font and bold red-white-and-blue stripes for its fleet’s tails.


Airlines Add More Internet

Airline passengers can already get online 30,000 feet over Oklahoma. Soon U.S. airlines will offer Internet connections over the ocean, too. United, Delta, and American — the nation's three biggest airlines — said Wednesday that they're within weeks of having their first international flights with Internet service.


AMR expects about 4,400 job cuts, warns 11,000

American Airlines

American Airlines is sending layoff warning notices to more than 11,000 employees although it expects job losses to be closer to 4,400.


Beck: Airline Treated Me Bad

Glenn Beck is boycotting American Airlines after he says he was treated rudely on a recent flight because of his political views. Beck, on his radio show on Tuesday, claimed that an attendant on a flight from New York City to Texas refused to open his drink for him or speak politely even though that courtesy was given to other passengers.


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