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After 3 rejections, U.S. Copyright Office decides American Airlines’ logo is creative enough to copyright

December 17, 2018 |

A two-year-long dispute between American Airlines and the U.S. Copyright Office has been settled with the federal agency changing its mind about the carrier’s red, white and blue logo.

The U.S. Copyright Office has on three occasions since 2016 rejected requests by American Airlines to register…


L.A. Times – Business

United Airlines nixes Santa hats and other non-professional adornments for flight attendants

December 16, 2018 |

During the holiday season, United Airlines gives its flight attendants some leeway on how to accessorize their uniforms.

But the Chicago-based airline apparently doesn’t want its flight crews to go overboard with extras that detract from the flight attendants’ professional image.

That was the key…


L.A. Times – Business

Man Sues Airlines After ‘Humiliating Public Spectacle’

December 13, 2018 |

An actor who suffered what he says was a painful and humiliating experience on a flight from Reno to Los Angeles is suing American Airlines and SkyWest. Stephen Keys says one of his pinky fingers became stuck in an armrest for almost an hour on the September flight, USA Today…
Newser

Actor suing airlines after getting pinky finger caught in armrest

December 12, 2018 |

Actor Stephen Keys is suing American Airlines and SkyWest.
FOX News

Your face is your passport: American Airlines launches biometric boarding program

December 9, 2018 |

The use of biometrics to identify air travelers is expanding, with the world’s largest airline launching a program that uses facial recognition technology for some fliers at Los Angeles International Airport.

American Airlines has begun using facial recognition cameras on a 90-day test basis to…


L.A. Times – Business

Double amputee war veteran pushes airlines to report on lost and damaged wheelchairs

December 9, 2018 |

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth was serving in Iraq when the Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in 2004. She sustained massive injuries in the crash, forcing doctors to amputate both legs.

Since then, Duckworth (D-Ill.) has been peeved that airlines have broken two of her wheelchairs…


L.A. Times – Business

Delta Air Lines raises drink prices, following a similar hike by American Airlines

December 8, 2018 |

Only two months after its biggest rival raised drink prices, Delta Air Lines quietly hiked what it charges for most onboard booze by $ 1.

That means that cocktails, imported and craft beer, liquor and wine are now priced at $ 9 a glass for economy-class passengers on domestic flights. The price of…


L.A. Times – Business

American Airlines contradicts family’s claim that mom was left sitting in wheelchair overnight

December 4, 2018 |

American Airlines is contradicting earlier reports of a woman being stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, citing security footage.
FOX News

Airlines worldwide are expected to pocket $93 billion in fees and extra revenue in 2018

December 2, 2018 |

Airlines in the U.S. and Europe led the world’s carriers in collecting a total of $ 92.9 billion from extra charges to check bags, upgrade seats and change reservations, among other services that once were included in the price of a flight.

The “ancillary revenue” projected for 2018 is expected…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Japan Airlines pilots ‘failed 19 breathalyzer tests’

November 17, 2018 |

Figures show that you’re safer traveling by plane than by car, but presumably your chances of a safe flight are reduced if your pilot is drunk.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World