Results tagged “American Airlines”

The controversial anti-gay "refuse service" bill in Arizona has attracted the attention of major travel companies, and they are expressing strong opposition to the bill. Marriott, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines have called on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto a bill permitting businesses in Arizona to refuse service to gay customers on religious grounds. In a letter ... [Read]

It has been a big week for American Airlines. Not only did it officially merge with U.S. Airways to become the worlds largest airlines, American received  the highest possible rating in the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Corporate Equality Index. In a statement released Tuesday, American's Vice President of People and Diversity Cindy Fiedelman said, "American Airlines has an enduring legacy which ... [Read]

It seems like a new travel website or app is being released every day -- and that is probably an understatement.  And while they all make great claims about helping ease your travel experience, it can be overwhelming sorting through them all. With the release of its 2013 "Travel’s Best" list, has taken some of the work out finding which ... [Read]

American Airlines today released a letter it sent to congressional leaders that reaffirms the company's endorsement of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. ... [Read]

American Airlines and US Airways yesterday released a joint statement announcing that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine to create the world's largest carrier. While the merger of the two airlines is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2013, according to the statment, ... [Read]

The buzz about a merger between American Airlines and US Airways has gone sonic. Major media outlets such as CBS and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that an announcement could happen as early as next week. This news is prompting some to question if such a merger would be good for the LGBT community. American was the first airline ... [Read]

American Airlines gets a makeover

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
January 17, 2013 10:30 AM |
American Airlines today unveiled a new logo and exterior for its planes, including the already delivered flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft set to enter service Jan. 31. "Our new logo and livery are designed to reflect the passion for progress and the soaring spirit, which is uniquely American,” said Virasb Vahidi, American’s chief commercial officer. “Our core colors — red, white ... [Read]

As we enter the busy holiday travel season, the Washington, D.C. based National Center for Transgender Equality yesterday released tips and information to help transgender and gender non-conforming people get through airport security. While acknowledging that most transgender and gender non-conforming people do not experiencing problems with airport security, NCTE believes that "seasonal Holiday travel uptick can mean things are more hectic and ... [Read]

Despite being intensely engaged in an effort to emerge from bankruptcy, American Airlines has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year by the Human Rights Campaign with the highest possible ranking in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index rates employers by conducting an analysis of America’s top workplaces and their inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. ... [Read]

American heroes, Hollywood stars and hundreds of anxious passengers joined together yesterday to celebrate American Airlines’ inaugural nonstop service between Washington National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “We are thrilled to begin nonstop service between Los Angeles and the nation’s capital,” said Will Ris, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for American Airlines. “National’s proximity to ... [Read]

American Airlines today announced that its popular gay web portal,, is now accessible in two additional languages: Portuguese and Spanish. In 2006, American Airlines was among the world’s first airlines to design an website to serve LGBT travelers. The added languages are intended to connect American with more of its customers throughout the Western Hemisphere and beyond. All three language ... [Read]

American Airlines, which is currently engaged in bankruptcy restructuring, yesterday announced it will launch new nonstop two-class Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14, 2012. The new service will complement American’s three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Here is the schedule for the new ... [Read]

It is award season (and not just in Hollywood), and this week GayCities announced the 2011 winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge, presented by American Airlines. According to press release from GayCities, Tel Aviv received the most votes by GayCities readers in the "City of the Year" category to take the top overall prize in this year's challenge. ... [Read]

Released yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign's 2012 Corporate Equality Index chronicles the remarkable advances that have taken place on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in the workplace since 2002. The CEI rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices, 32 of which are new or more demanding this year. To achieve a perfect score and the coveted ... [Read]

AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation (American Eagle), announced today that it filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. In a written statement, AMR reports: AMR’s Board of Directors determined that a Chapter 11 reorganization is in the best interest ... [Read]

Does the new Pan Am having you itching to fly the friendly skies? For the next week, American Airlines is offering deep discounts on tickets to U.S. and European destinations. Fares for select U.S. cities are available starting at $59 each way, based on a round-trip purchase. Tickets must me purchased by Nov. 14, 2011; and travel must be completed by Feb. ... [Read]

American Airlines announced this week that it formally submitted a letter to U.S. Congressional leaders stating its continued support for passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to provide federal job protections for gays and lesbians. American Airlines was the first airline to endorse ENDA, originally communicating its support to Congress in 2008 and 2009. In its current letter of ... [Read]

The battle over selling fares between American Airlines and Orbitz, both strong supporters of the LGBT community and members of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, hit a new high last week. On Wednesday, April 13, American announced that it filed a lawsuit against Orbitz: American Airlines Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Travelport and Orbitz American Airlines has filed a ... [Read]