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Man who faked his way into cockpit pleads guilty to fraud

The man who conned his way into the cockpit of an US Airways flight in March pleaded guilty Wednesday in Philadelphia to one count of fraud in connection with an identification document.


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.


American CEO bashes US Airways; calls it desperate

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American Airlines CEO Tom Horton wants to set the record straight: It was he who approached US Airways CEO Doug Parker about the possibility of combining the two airlines, not the other way around.


US Airways Strikes Deal With AMR’s Unions

US Airways Group said it has made deals with three unions at American Airlines, contingent on a possible merger of the two airlines.


Cabin smoke forces Spain-to-NC flight to land in Boston; 4 flight attendants taken to hospital

Cabin smoke forces Spain-to-NC flight to land in Boston; 4 flight attendants taken to hospital

Smoke in the cabin has forced a US Airways flight from Spain to land in Boston, and an airline spokeswoman says four flight attendants have gone to the hospital to be evaluated. Spokeswoman Liz Landau says Flight 749 from Madrid was heading to Charlotte, N.C., Saturday morning with 192 passengers and a crew of nine, but had to land in Boston shortly after 11 a.m.


Woman escorted off flight after snapping photo

Woman escorted off flight after snapping photo

Miami photographer Sandy DeWitt was reportedly escorted off a US Airways flight from Philadelphia International Airport on Friday after she used her iPhone to snap a photo of an employee's name tag.


U.S. Airways raises overweight bag fee to $90

U.S. Airways Group Inc. is raising the fee to check heavy luggage on its domestic flights to an extra $90 each.


Pilots urged to avoid body scanning

Pilots urged to avoid body scanning

Pilots' unions for US Airways and American Airlines are urging their members to avoid full-body scanning at airport security checkpoints, citing health risks and concerns about intrusiveness and security officer behavior.


US Airways to add 500 attendants and pilots

US Airways said Monday it will add 500 flight attendants and pilots next year mostly to cover planned retirements and attrition.


Delta and US Airways Report Profit

Delta, AMR and US Airways attributed the result to higher ticket prices and a rebound in air travel.


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