American Airlines cancels 737 MAX flights until Jan. 16
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 American Airlines Group Inc on Wednesday extended cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights through Jan. 15, running contrary to the U.S. planemaker's promises that the grounded jets would be flying again before the year-end.
Trump campaigner Brandon Straka was removed from an American Airlines flight for refusing to wear a mask. Now, Business Insider reports the airline says he'll be banned for as long as masks are required. A self-described "former liberal" activist, Straka tweeted about being kicked off the flight after refusing to wear a face covering. A New York Times reporter who happened to also be on the plane said the flight was held up as Straka argued with flight crew members.
Southwest Airlines said Wednesday it has enough cash to carry on business for the next two years as travel demand gradually picks up. As Fred Katayama reports, the carrier will also keep middle seats vacant through September.