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  • The Fort Worth-based company cited increased travel rates as more people get vaccinated.
  • After three months without flights, the first American Airlines flight took off from the Del Rio International Airport early Wednesday morning. But the future of the airport remains uncertain.
  • There's a short list of things health experts have implored everyone to do: Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay home. On this episode of The Shakeout, we explore the ramifications of that last point. Every industry that caters to travelers is facing a huge, growing shortfall, particularly in Texas, home to two major airlines and a sprawling tourism sector. With outbreaks of the virus still rippling across the United States and the rest of the world, the public remains justifiably wary of getting on a crowded plane or checking into a hotel. That wariness translates to a deep uncertainty among workers whose jobs in those industries are on the line, while those who already lost their jobs are trying to figure out what happens next.
  • The future of commercial air travel in Del Rio, Texas is uncertain after American Airlines suspended flights to the city on Oct. 7.
  • LUBBOCK, Texas — An American Airlines flight with 140 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Lubbock after the pilot reported engine…
  • DALLAS — Think flying is getting worse? A pair of university researchers who track the airline business say it’s a fact.More flights are late, more bags…
  • FORT WORTH — American Airlines is marking a merger milestone and US Airways is one step closer toward extinction. The Federal Aviation Administration on…
  • In what was a rare move, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott initially teamed up with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose the merger involving Fort…
  • By an overwhelming 74 percent margin, American Airlines pilots have voted to ratify the tentative contract hammered out with the bankrupt carrier. Voting ended Friday at noon. The Allied Pilots Association’s Gregg Overman says turnout was high, more than 96 percent. "Well, make no mistake, this is a bankruptcy contract. It does contain a variety of concessions, but also it does have some items that represent significant value for our pilots. For example, the APA will receive an ownership stake of 13.5 percent in the new airline and we will use that stake to help influence important decisions in the coming months such as a new board of directors." And eventually, Overman says, the APA will sell that stake, using it to pay pilots for the losses they agreed to in this contract. He called the deal a mixed bag. They get raises, but pilot retiree medical care is eliminated. Premiums and medical co-pays for active pilots will rise. American Airlines says it’s pleased pilots backed the deal, because it provides the certainty needed to successfully restructure.