The NAACP announced Tuesday that it’s lifting its American Airlines travel advisory, saying it was encouraged by the progress the airline had made in addressing issues of implicit bias.
I’m writing this from a hotel room in Washington, D.C. I’m here for a Q&A and book signing with Franchesca Ramsey Wednesday evening, and I’ll also be on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream Wednesday afternoon. Because my day is so busy, I wanted to get here early just so I’d be settled and ready, and my flight from Pittsburgh was…
The family of a black South Carolina woman who died in April 2016 on a Dallas-bound American Airlines flight has filed a wrongful death suit against the airline. The parents of Brittany Oswell, who was only 25 at the time of her death, allege that the airline refused to divert the plane for an emergency…
After a series of highly publicized racial incidents with American Airlines or its employees, the company recently announced that it will be instituting mandatory implicit-bias training for the company in 2018.
The NAACP issued an alert Tuesday warning black travelers to use caution if they decide to fly with American Airlines because of what the organization described as a “pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers” over a period of several months.
There’s news of yet another black woman being hostilely removed from an American Airlines airplane.
Tamika Mallory, the co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, says that she was kicked off an American Airlines flight on her way back home to New York from Miami after a pilot got involved in a seat dispute that she had taken up with a gate agent.
A woman who experienced medical distress shortly after entering an airplane bathroom was dragged partially clothed down the aisle of the crowded commercial airline, much to the horror of other passengers, so that EMTs could render medical aid to her outside the plane.
On May 2, Rane Baldwin checked into American Airlines Flight 5389, leaving Kentucky for Charlotte, N.C. Baldwin, a black woman, and her friend Janet Novack, a white woman, were traveling together, and both had first-class seats because Baldwin bought and upgraded the tickets. But unfortunately for Baldwin, she was…
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has approved six domestic airlines to begin scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba as early as this fall, a press release from the White House notes.