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

A Glimpse at the New American Airlines and Its Techie Future

This morning American Airlines revealed its plans for a "New American" with a fresh redesign of its livery, which hasn't been updated since 1968 and a handful of tidbits about its techie new future. The new paint job can be seen on its new Boeing 777-300 when it takes flight at the end of the month. » 1/17/13 10:54am 1/17/13 10:54am

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

iPads to Replace Paper Reference Manuals in All AA Cockpits

The FAA has approved American Airlines to be the first commercial airline to have its pilots use iPads in "all phases of flight," rather than the 35lb paper reference manuals they're used to. » 9/11/12 1:00am 9/11/12 1:00am

Uniquely-Attired Nutter Attempts to Force Open a Cockpit to Show Pilots…

I know what you're thinking but no, not Florida. The older gentleman above landed himself in jail Friday after rushing the cockpit of an American Airlines flight Flight 2401 to LAX. » 3/19/12 11:00pm 3/19/12 11:00pm

Airplane Food Finally Kills Someone, Says Lawsuit

A woman and her daughter is suing American Airlines and flight catering company Sky Chefs for one million dollars, claiming that their airplane food killed her husband. I would sue Sky Chefs for crimes against humanity and good taste. » 12/02/11 10:33am 12/02/11 10:33am

Military Jets Escorted Flights on 9/11 Because People Were Pooping Too…

On an LA-to-NY flight yesterday, a few people used the bathroom repeatedly. On a flight from Denver to Detroit, a few more people used the bathroom for a really long time. In both cases, the military intervened. Wait, huh? » 9/12/11 8:59am 9/12/11 8:59am

American Airlines Adds Wireless Movies to All Its 767s

You can take that issue of SkyMall and choke yourself with it, because (American Airlines) flights are now a little more fun! TechCrunch reports AA is pushing its Gogo streaming video service to all 767s, offering 100 films and episodes. » 8/04/11 6:40pm 8/04/11 6:40pm

A Samsung Galaxy Tab For American Airlines' First-Class Bourgeoisie

Not only is American Airlines offering in-flight streaming on passengers' devices, they're also stocking the first class cabin with 6,000 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets in total. » 6/15/11 3:40am 6/15/11 3:40am

American Airlines to Offer In-Flight Streaming to Your Device

Indulging in in-flight entertainment on American Airlines is going to get much easier—you'll never have to stare at a stupid little screen on the the back of the head rest of the passenger in front of you ever again. » 5/03/11 6:39pm 5/03/11 6:39pm

Facebook For Free From Today on Seven US Airlines

Uh oh, our Jason Chen is going to be pissed when he sees this news. In-flight Wi-Fi's set to get even slower, now that Gogo is giving away free Facebook access on seven of the major airlines. » 2/01/11 4:40am 2/01/11 4:40am

Mile-High Wi-Fi Showdown: Which Airline's the Fastest?

Many airlines offer in-flight wi-fi and though you might not choose flights based on download speeds, it helps to know what to expect from each carrier. With your help, we conducted our first Mile-High Wi-Fi Test. Delta Airlines won. » 2/04/10 2:00pm 2/04/10 2:00pm

The Weird State of In-Flight Wi-Fi in the US

Airlines don't officially compete on being the most efficient at stripping away your remaining tatters of dignity. No, the new battleground is in-flight Wi-Fi. I'm somehow unsurprised the worst airline in the country is winning. » 5/19/09 12:00pm 5/19/09 12:00pm

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…