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Honoring a Legacy of Firsts

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Last Thursday, American Airlines hosted its inaugural Legacy of Firsts event dedicated to honoring Black aviators and the founding fathers of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP).

Showing their skills

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The 2022 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) hosted teams from around the world to test their aviation maintenance skills and knowledge in 27 different events. This year, American Airlines sent six teams to compete, including its first all-female and all-Hispanic teams, from Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

American Airlines Celebrates 250,000th Veteran to Participate in the Honor Flight Program

Airline donates 15 million AAdvantage® miles to support the Honor Flight Network’s mission to provide U.S. veterans a once-in-a-lifetime trip to tour memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice.
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FORT WORTH, Texas, May 9, 2022 /3BL Media/ - American Airlines joined elected officials, team members and volunteers in Washington, D.C., last week to celebrate a historic milestone for the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing veterans with once-in-a-lifetime trips to visit the nation’s capital and the memorials erected in honor of all those who have worn the U.S. military uniform. To commemorate the occasion, American also announced a donation of 15 million AAdvantage® miles to support and sustain the Honor Flight Network’s ongoing mission.

American Airlines Cadet Academy Introduces New Student Loan Options With American Airlines Federal Credit Union

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  • Since launching in 2018, nearly 600 cadets have joined the American Airlines Cadet Academy, a first-of-its-kind flight training program. Of those, 60 have already graduated the program and are now professional aviators.
  • An additional financial option from American Airlines Credit Union helps further remove the financial burden for incoming and current cadets.
  • In addition to financing opportunities, the Cadet Academy also offers the resources and support needed to enter the decorated, yet demanding profession.
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  • Since launching in 2018, nearly 600 cadets have joined the American Airlines Cadet Academy, a first-of-its-kind flight training program. Of those, 60 have already graduated the program and are now professional aviators.
  • An additional financial option from American Airlines Credit Union helps further remove the financial burden for incoming and current cadets.
  • In addition to financing opportunities, the Cadet Academy also offers the resources and support needed to enter the decorated, yet demanding profession.

First in Flight: American Airlines Is Leading the Airline Industry on a Science-Based Journey to Net-Zero Emissions

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FORT WORTH, Texas, April 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Last summer, American Airlines made a public commitment to develop a science-based, intermediate target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — the first airline in North America to do so.

American Airlines and OSU-Tulsa Host Girls in Aviation Day

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FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - American Airlines and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa (OSU) joined together to host the first Girls in Aviation Day this past weekend.

American Airlines Brings Back Practice Flights for Autistic, Disabled Passengers After Two Years

The program targets kids with autism and other disabilities with a trip through the airport and onto an American Airlines plane, hoping to calm anxieties for kids and parents alike.
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By Kyle Arnold

Plano’s Janet Diorio has been dreaming about a trip to California or Florida, but she has been too nervous to fly for years.

Not afraid of flying, per se. She worries about the ordeal it could create for her 8-year-old daughter Caroline, who has autism.

Five Decades of History From the Galley

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Cheryl Gaymon has been flying with American for 55 years and holds the No. 1 seniority spot at DFW out of about 6,400 flight attendants based at the hub. When she joined the company in 1967, the United States was in the midst of the Civil Rights movement. Black flight attendants were few and far between because of systematic barriers previously in place at commercial airlines. Despite these barriers, Cheryl earned her wings.

Flagship Valor: A Flying Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipients

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FORT WORTH, Texas, March 31, 2022 /3BL Media/— On National Medal of Honor Day, American Airlines debuts a new livery dedicated to recipients of the Medal of Honor. Flagship Valor — an Airbus A321 aircraft with a special wrap — is a flying tribute dedicated to recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award for military valor in action.

American Airlines Supports the People of Ukraine Alongside UNICEF

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The people of Ukraine need our help. That’s why, throughout March, the funds collected in flight by our flight attendants and online through American’s partnership with UNICEF USA's Change for Good® program will be directed to the humanitarian response in Ukraine.

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