American Airlines announced Thursday that it would trim travel capacity and defer deliveries of some planes after surging fuel prices hit second-quarter profits. American reported net income of $566 million, down 34.5 percent from the year-ago level. Revenues rose 3.7 percent to $11.6 billion. American said demand remained strong in the just-ended quarter in terms of both passengers and cargo, but results were hit by higher jet fuel expenses. The airline expects fuel costs to increase by more than $2 billion in 2018 compared with last year. "This was perhaps the most challenging quarter for the American team since our merger with US Airways in 2013," said chief executive Doug Parker. Parker cited the increase in fuel prices, a computer glitch at its PSA Airlines subsidiary that led to cancellation of thousands of flights, and revenue trends that "while increasing, have begun to trail the rate of increase at our largest competitors for the first time since early 2016." To boost … [Read more...] about American Airlines earnings hit by higher fuel costs
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The return of New Zealand NRL stars from the Denver test has hit yet another snag, with Manly prop Martin Taupau's re-scheduled flight delayed due to mechanical issues. The Kiwi test team's flights were cancelled on Monday (AEST) due to an electrical storm, leaving them set to land just a day before the start of NRL Round 16 matches. Players were booked on different flights on Tuesday, leaving them set to land back in Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday. Americans massacre NZ national anthem at Denver test NZRL CEO Greg Peters slams 'disgraceful' anthem Kiwis flight from Denver delayed by lightning But Taupau, who is expected to run out for Manly on Saturday against Penrith, took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about a fresh delay that is likely to see him miss a connecting flight to Sydney from San Francisco. "Another F***ING delayed flight which is highly likely to be cancelled due to mechanical issues," Taupau tweeted. "Now the last player … [Read more...] about Rugby League: Another cancelled flight traps Kiwi Marty Taupau in Denver
Computer issues have resulted in the cancellation of around 2500 flights for an American regional airline. PSA Airlines, which operates under the American Eagle brand for American Airlines, saw a computer glitch kick in Thursday, which disrupted its crew scheduling, CNBC reported. Woman receives shocking texts after American Airlines fails at finding her bag As a result all of its flights were cancelled Tuesday morning as the airline worked through schedules to get aircraft crews where they needed to be to resume operations, American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody said. However the airline has since "stabilised" its computer system, which was operating too slowly to schedule crew members in time for flights, Ms Cody said. PSA will now operate a reduced scheduled over the next few days as it works to restore its full services. The American Airline subsidiary operates about 12 percent of American Airlines' 6700 daily flights. Newshub. … [Read more...] about Computer issues sees regional American airline cancel 2,500 flights
AN American family have spoken of their horror at discovering a rat in their suitcase following an American Airlines flight. Merry Cannon, 36, was excited to be joining her husband on a business trip to Germany and France from Arkansas with their two young children aged one and five on March 5. Unfortunately, their holiday had gotten off to a bumpy start, as their flight from Fayetteville was cancelled due to a broken windshield and they then they missed their connecting flight in Chicago. On arrival in Chicago, they were called to report to the American Airlines customer service desk where they were told their seats “had been given up”. It took hours to get rebooked, and they didn’t fly out until 10pm the next day, so they had to skip the whole leg of the trip to Germany and fly into Brussels, rent a car and drive two hours to Lille, France. But all of these inconveniences paled into insignificance when it came to getting hold of their luggage. Merry told … [Read more...] about Dead rat found in family’s suitcase that went missing for five days after American Airlines flight
The process of claiming compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight is notoriously non-user-friendly, to the point where some travellers are put off following through with their legal right. So much so that according to the latest figures, more than £4million in reparation is currently owed to passengers in the UK, with Thomson racking up the highest amount of debt (£2.4million to approximately 5,000 delayed passengers). Furthermore, according to UK law firm Bott & Co - which drew the data from the Registry Trust Online, a company that records all County Court Judgments in England and Wales - 73 per cent of claims that have been made to Thomson were wrongfully declined by the carrier. And these are the passengers who bothered to try. Plenty more simply don't have the time to wrestle with the bureaucracy. Maruis Fermi, UK manager at the flight compensation website AirHelp, said: "We know that each year 8 million air passengers are entitled to compensation for a delayed, … [Read more...] about Which airlines owe passengers the most money in compensation?