American Airlines flight attendants say goodbye amid furloughs


Many U.S. airlines are overstaffed due to reduced flying schedules and low demand for air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Rheanna Lawson, 29, knew she was going to be out of work once her employer, American Airlines, warned of furloughs in mid-July. She hadn’t been with the company very long, only two-and-a-half years.

“I was actually on a trip with four of my other flight attendant friends

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United, American To Cut More Than 32,000 Jobs After Relief Package Talks Fail


  • American to furlough 19,000 workers, United to cut 13,000 jobs 
  • Both airlines prepared to recall workers if a deal is reached
  • Airlines would receive $25 billion as pay support in new relief package

More than 32,000 employees from United Airlines and American Airlines will be furloughed from Thursday as talks in Washington about a new coronavirus relief package failed.

American will furlough 19,000 workers, 14% of its pre-COVID19

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Chinese Airlines: Doing Better Than Their American Counterparts

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global air industry. In the midst of all this remains one bright spot: Chinese carriers. The Chinese government has been supportive of a revival in the domestic travel industry and helping airlines to expand even in this environment. Chinese airlines have avoided taking on as high levels of debt as their American counterparts and their valuations remain generally lower.


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John Waters’s Favorite American Road Trip Is Predictably Surprising

ROADSIDE ATTRACTION Birdwatching at Beluga Point on the Seward Highway, near Indian, Alaska, in 2015.


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Filmmaker, actor and writer. His recent book, ‘Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder’ (Picador), is out in paperback.

Visiting the Tina Turner museum in Brownsville, Tenn., which I had no idea was there. I was going to

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United, American Airlines to furlough thousands after Congress fails to agree on pandemic relief package – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – American Airlines and United Airlines said they will begin furloughIing 32,000 employees on Thursday. Both of these airlines fly in and out of Indianapolis.

This news comes after lawmakers failed to agree on another pandemic relief package.

The coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, better known as the “Cares Act,” gave airlines $25 billion earlier this year to hold off on job cuts through September.


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Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage

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With an expansive partner program, plenty of ways to earn and redeem rewards and multiple avenues to earn elite status, the American Airlines AAdvantage loyalty program can be a great fit for frequent business and recreational travelers.

Getting the most out of American Airlines’ frequent flyer program starts with understanding the basics of the program

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American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid


American Airlines ticket agent Henry Gemdron, left, works with a customer at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday.


American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and

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American Airlines hopes to spark international travel with COVID-19 testing

In hopes of boosting international travel, American Airlines said it will begin offering coronavirus testing on some international flights leaving Miami, as well as flights to Hawaii out of Dallas.

In cooperation with the governments of Jamaica and the Bahamas, American Airlines will be testing passengers for the coronavirus before flights out of Miami starting next month.

The airline said that flights from Miami to Jamaica will allow for Jamaica

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American Airlines’ Preflight COVID-19 Testing For International Travel

(RTTNews) – In its bid to prepare for opening up international travel, American Airlines has initiated a plan for preflight coronavirus (COVID-19) testing.

This move is expected to inspire and rebuild confidence in air travel and advance the travel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The carrier is beginning with testing for customers travelling to Jamaica and the Bahamas, and will expand the testing to additional markets in the weeks

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American to furlough 19,000 as clock runs out on aid for airlines

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Published 10:51 p.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020 | Updated 10:52 p.m. ET Sept. 30, 2020


Tens of thousands of airline industry workers are bracing for layoffs and furloughs on Thursday if Congress fails to pass a relief package aimed at alleviating the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. (Sept. 30)

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American Airlines will begin furloughing 19,000 employees on Thursday after lawmakers and

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American Airlines, United to Cut 32,000 Jobs as Washington Debates Relief

American Airlines Group Inc. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. will go forward for now with a total of more than 32,000 job cuts Thursday after lawmakers were unable to agree on a broad coronavirus-relief package, the airlines told employees.

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American Airlines To Offer Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing For International Flights

Wednesday, September 30th 2020, 7:46 am

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TULSA, Okla. –

American Airlines has announced it has partnered with several governments in offering pre-flight COVID-19 testing for international flights.

American says their goal is to protect customers and inspire confidence in air travel.

“The pandemic has changed our business in ways we never could have expected, but all the while, the entire American Airlines team has eagerly tackled

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American Express Will Pay You $150 to Book a Vacation

American Express announced this morning a new set of perks for its Platinum Card holders, including a $150 bonus for trips booked this fall.

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Holders of the American Express Platinum Card can now enroll in an Amex offer to score the $150 statement credit if they spend at least $800 on hotel bookings by Dec. 7. Card members can also earn a

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American Air Joins Rush to Provide Preflight Virus Testing

(Bloomberg) — American Airlines Group Inc. joined the dash among U.S. carriers to offer preflight coronavirus testing to Jamaica and Hawaii that it hopes to eventually expand to other international markets.

a group of people standing around a bag of luggage: Travelers wearing protective masks wait to board an American Airlines fight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Airline passenger numbers in the U.S. totaled 797,699 on Sept. 28, compared with 2.37 million the same weekday a year earlier, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

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Travelers wearing protective masks wait to board an American Airlines fight at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Dallas, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Airline passenger numbers in the U.S. totaled 797,699 on Sept. 28,

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American Airlines will offer COVID-19 testing to some travelers. Here’s everything to know

In an effort to safely reopen international travel and regain consumer confidence in flying, American Airlines will launch a new program that will offer passengers traveling to the Caribbean and Hawaii access to preflight COVID-19 testing to bypass quarantine requirements in those destinations. 

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International Companies’ Barriers To Entering The American Market

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America is one of the most sought-after destinations for tech companies. Despite that reputation, international entrepreneurs are now finding it harder to enter the U.S. market. As a tech entrepreneur, I believe that technology should know no borders. As entrepreneurs, we build products and services that can help a global audience and hope to watch the companies we create make a positive impact on the lives

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American Ballet Theater Dancer’s Home Doubles as a Studio

The one-bedroom co-op in Queens that Calvin Royal III shares with his partner, Jacek Mysinski, is not what you’d call expansive. Mr. Royal, who was recently elevated to principal at American Ballet Theater (the third Black dancer in A.B.T. history to achieve that rank), could surely make it from the front door to the balcony in a shade under a jeté.

But who’s complaining? Not Mr. Royal, who still feels

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Why does American travel writing erase Black people? | Europe

As Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe in early June, Rick Steves, the US’s most popular European guidebook author, shared a picture in solidarity on Instagram. It was Eugene Delacroix’s 1830 epic, Liberty Leading the People. The image linked to his blog, where he had penned one of his Daily Dose of Europe entries celebrating the Delacroix masterwork and explaining how it depicted the popular protests of the July

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How Living Around the World Shaped This Traveler’s View of What It Means to Be a Black American

I would have never guessed that the trajectory of my life would have led me to live in multiple countries around the world. I didn’t even know that the possibility would open itself to me because prior to making the leap, I was focused on ascending in my career as a journalist, and more importantly, trying to survive my day-to-day life with multiple incomes that didn’t match my level of

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American Express UNSTAGED Presents a Special Performance from Global Icon Alicia Keys in Celebration of Her New Album ALICIA to Music Fans Around the World

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American Express (NYSE: AXP) is launching the next iteration of “American Express UNSTAGED,” a digital musical experience platform, with a performance by 15-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer and longtime American Express collaborator, Alicia Keys, to celebrate the release of her new album ALICIA. The virtual performance “American Express UNSTAGED: ALICIA” will take place on September 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM ET, in celebration of Keys’ new album

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