RIP Massimo Vignelli: The Iconic Designer Who Shaped a Century

We'd known that legendary designer Massimo Vignelli was sick: His son issued a plea to designers who were influenced by him to send him a letter, which surely flooded his home with well-designed well-wishes over the past few weeks. This morning, Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. Here, we've collected a handful of… » 5/27/14 2:19pm 5/27/14 2:19pm

Suspicious USB Drive That Diverted Flight Was Actually a Perv Cam

American Airlines Flight 24 from JFK to SFO landed in Kansas City this weekend after a suspicious package found in the lavatory instigated a bomb scare. Turns out that the suspicious package was actually a perv cam, disguised as a USB drive, taped to the wall of the bathroom. Because nobody would find that suspicious,… » 1/06/14 12:53pm 1/06/14 12:53pm

Over 700 American Airlines Flights Cancelled After a Computer System…

All American Airlines flights have been grounded following a system-wide computer outage across the United States. The outage reportedly affects the airline's ability to connect to its reservation system, and has caused more than 700 flight cancellations so far. Many travelers could be screwed for the foreseeable… » 4/16/13 2:38pm 4/16/13 2:38pm

This Is What It's Like to Have an iPad in the Cockpit

American Airlines has been leading the charge when it comes to replacing old-fashioned paper with new-fashioned iPads, and the flight into a paperless future just took a big step. American Airlines is the first airline to have the iPad replace the bulky, Jepperson manuals, eliminating around 40 pounds of paper in… » 3/21/13 11:47am 3/21/13 11:47am

Pilots Get iPads but Flight Attendants Get Galaxy Notes

American Airlines has been making the move to digital by giving their pilots iPads instead of paper heavy manuals, and the upgrading doesn't stop there. American Airlines wants their flight attendants outfitted with tech, but they won't be handing out more full-size tablets. They're going with the Galaxy Note. » 9/22/12 7:00pm 9/22/12 7:00pm

American Airlines Installing Wi-Fi on 318 Planes

As of right now, American Airlines has Gogo Wi-Fi on all of 15 planes. Today they've announced that 318 more planes will be getting this $100,000 upgrade...but it will take a few years for the project to be complete. By the time it actually happens, I plan on having internet beamed straight to my soul. It'll only be… » 3/31/09 2:59pm 3/31/09 2:59pm

Flight Test: Porn and VOIP Confirmed at 35,000 Feet

Jalopnik's Road Test Editor Wes Siler » 11/20/08 11:15pm 11/20/08 11:15pm is currently at 35,000 feet, flying American Airlines from LA to NY. Since his Boeing 767 had the , and since he was already using it to get his work done, we decided to see how far the service could go in terms of in-flight comforts. Hunched over his MacBook in coach "like a…

Which Airlines Block Porn on In-Flight Wi-Fi (and Which Don't)

Following American Airlines » 10/16/08 5:30pm 10/16/08 5:30pm' and 's decision to cockblock your RedTube habit at 30,000 feet, MSNBC has , finding out who'll be filtering their in-flight Wi-Fi and who won't. Besides Delta and American, the other major airline doing so is Southwest, who says theirs will be "much like you have a filter at work." Uh,…

American Airlines Caves In to Religious Groups' Pressure, Filters…

I was hoping that American Airlines would stand up against religious groups' stupid demands » 10/09/08 4:20pm 10/09/08 4:20pm, keeping their in-flight online service completely un-filtered. After all, they had great arguments: filtering porn sites will jeopardize the access to legitimate web sites, hindering the usability of their airplane wireless…