Mary Schlangenstein

Government, Business, Safety

American to Debut 737 Max on Miami-NYC Flight in December

American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. American Airlines Boeing 737 Max planes sit parked outside a hangar in Tulsa, Okla., in May 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. plans to make Boeing Co. 737 Max passenger flights at the end of this year for the first time since the aircraft’s grounding in March 2019.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2020
Government, Business

American Airlines Expects 19,000 Job Cuts Once Payroll Aid Ends

An American Airlines plan at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago An American Airlines plane at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group will cut 19,000 workers once federal payroll aid expires Oct. 1, capping a 30% workforce reduction since the coronavirus pandemic began to torpedo travel demand.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2020
Business

Southwest Says Flyer Numbers Need to Triple to Avoid Layoffs

A Southwest Airlines check-in area at a nearly empty terminal in LAX. A Southwest Airlines check-in area at a nearly empty terminal in LAX. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Southwest Airlines Co. needs passenger numbers to triple by year-end if it’s going to avoid the carrier’s first ever involuntary job cuts, its chief executive officer said, even as rising coronavirus infections prompt some states to restrict travel.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

American Air to Book Jets to Capacity, Shelve Social Distancing

Passengers sit on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles International Airport on June 13. Passengers sit on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles International Airport on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. said it would sell flights to capacity starting July 1, abandoning caps on passenger loads that were designed to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

American Air Pilots Want US to Buy Seats for Distancing

Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles on June 13. Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc.’s pilots are calling on the U.S. government to pay for enough jetliner seats to enable social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

American Airlines to Put 141 Planes Back in Service to Boost Flights

An American Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport in Virginia on April 6. An American Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport in Virginia on April 6. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc. will take 141 aircraft from storage to support an increase in July service as travelers return to the skies faster than expected amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 9, 2020
Business, Safety

US Airlines Display Signs of Life After April Travel Collapse

A United Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Virginia on April 6. A United Airlines plane departs Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Virginia on April 6. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines reported signs that travel demand is perking up, suggesting the beginnings of a rebound from an unprecedented collapse because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2020
Business, Logistics

Southwest Offers First Cargo-Only Flights in Its History

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane taxis on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport in March 2019. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Southwest Airlines Co. will offer the first all-cargo flights in its 48-year history as passenger demand keeps sliding amid the spread of the new coronavirus.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
March 31, 2020
Business

FedEx Stays Silent While Calls Mount for Boycott Over NRA Discounts

Mark Lennihan/AP

FedEx Corp., operator of the world’s largest cargo airline, has given no sign of budging from the discounts on shipping it offers to members of the National Rifle Association, even as social-media calls for a boycott mount following the deadly school shooting in Florida.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2018
Business, Logistics

FedEx Will Shun Most Home Holiday Fees, Unlike UPS

FedEx and UPS Plane Tomás Del Coro/Flickr

FedEx Corp. will forgo most holiday surcharges on home deliveries this year, drawing a contrast with plans for stepped-up fees at UPS Inc. amid a surge in online shopping.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
August 3, 2017

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