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Japan Airlines and American apply for antitrust immunity

Japan Airlines and American apply for antitrust immunity

15 February 2010 Airline News

American Airlines (AA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) have applied for antitrust immunity with the Department of Transportation in the USA – with the hope of “forging a closer business relationship”. It is hoped eventual acceptance of the proposal will allow the airlines to implement a Joint Business Agreement (JBA), governing the operation of their flights between North America and Asia.

JAL chooses American over Delta

JAL chooses American over Delta

9 February 2010 Airline News

Japan Airlines is to maintain its business relationship with American Airlines and the oneworld alliance after it emerges from state-sponsored restructuring, spurning a rival offer to tie-up with Delta Airlines and the SkyTeam alliance.

American Airlines ups baggage fees

American Airlines ups baggage fees

19 January 2010 Airline News

American Airlines has officially joined Delta, Continental and United Airlines, revealing it is increasing its baggage fees for checked luggage with the new prices going into effect with tickets bought February 1, 2010.

Virgin lashes out at BA-AA alliance

Virgin lashes out at BA-AA alliance

12 January 2010 Airline News

Virgin Atlantic has renewed its call to US regulators to deny the proposed venture between British Airways and American Airlines, arguing it will stiffle competition and lead to prices hikes on transatlantic routes.

Dozens injured as AA jet crashes in Jamaica

Dozens injured as AA jet crashes in Jamaica

23 December 2009 Airline News

Dozens of passengers have been injured after an American Airlines jet overshot the runway in Jamaica whilst trying to land in heavy rain. The fuselage of the Boeing 737-800 broke in two pieces on impact, however there are no initial reports of fatalities.

BA/AA tie-up dealt bitter blow

BA/AA tie-up dealt bitter blow

22 December 2009 Airline News

British Airways and American Airlines have been dealt a bitter blow by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has ruled that their proposed tie-up would result in “competitive harm” and lead to transatlantic fares rising by as much as 15 percent. It has recommended major concessions in return for granting anti-trust immunity.