Tag: American Airlines

London-Bound Jet Returns To Miami Over Maskless Passenger

MIAMI — An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday evening without incident. A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade […]

American Airlines To Increase Flights To Dominica Starting In January

ROSEAU — The Commonwealth of Dominica has significantly expanded its tourism offering in recent months, and this week, a new flight will officially launch nonstop to the Caribbean destination. The country is set to welcome American Airlines every Wednesday and Saturday between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Dominica’s Douglas-Charles Airport (DOM). American will increase their operation to three times a week starting January 5th. Recently, […]

Bryan Flies To Dallas To Thank American Airlines For Partnership With Territory

DALLAS — After a remarkable tourism performance over the past 12 months, the U.S. Virgin Islands is getting back to basics and strengthening its relationship with its airline partners. During a visit to American Airlines’ newly minted headquarters in Dallas last week, Governor Albert Bryan thanked the carrier for its strong commitment to the territory during the […]

Airline Executives Express Strong Confidence In U.S. Virgin Islands

 ORLANDO — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ management of the COVID-19 public health crisis along with savvy marketing tactics are being credited for the confidence airlines have placed in adding and increasing service to both St. Croix and St. Thomas. Speaking at the recent 2021 Routes Americas air service development event in Orlando, Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte […]

American Airlines Adding More Flights To St. Thomas To Satisfy Pent-Up Demand

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following a meeting with American Airlines in Dallas on Friday, Tourism Commissioner  Joseph Boschulte said that the nation’s largest carrier will expand its service to the territory to meet increased demand for summertime travel. Beginning on June 3, passengers in Texas or connecting from western and midwestern cities will have not one but two daily flights […]

U.S. Virgin Islands Partners with American Airlines on Preflight Testing Program

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands is hopeful that its entry into American Airlines’ preflight testing program will strengthen efforts to minimize the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the territory. Governor Albert Bryan Jr., who recently called for pre-departure testing to make travel to the Caribbean healthier and easier, […]

American Eagle Flight Overruns The Runway At Freeport, Grand Bahama

NASSAU — An American Eagle flight overran the runway at the Freeport Airport in the Grand Bahama region of The Bahamas on Saturday. The flight operated by American Airline’s wholly-owned Envoy subsidiary, veered off the runway after landing at runway 6 in Freeport. There were no reports of passengers injured on the aircraft. AA flight […]

USVI Expecting More Tourists From The U.S. Mainland With American Airlines Boosting Flights

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands is gearing up for tourists, expecting a major increase in American Airlines flights, beginning next month. Commissioner of Tourism Joseph Boschulte said that the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier is responding to strong travel demand from the Northeast, the Midwest and the South Central regions of the mainland United States. […]

Texas Couple Has Been Trapped In Barbados Since March Because Of COVID-19

BRIDGETOWN — Bonnie and Bill Jennings flew to Barbados in early March. They went to visit their daughter and son-in-law who live year round near Bridgetown on the southwest coast of the island. The couple, who are in their 80s, planned to stay a month. But they became stranded after the coronavirus pandemic quickly shut […]

American Airlines Adds Two New Flights To St. Thomas For The Holidays And 2020

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The world’s largest airline American Airlines launched a pair of new winter flights to St. Thomas. American Airlines said the new service to St. Thomas started from Chicago (ORD) and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) on December 21, 2019. Flights from Chicago O’Hare International Airport will serve Cyril E. King International Airport on Saturdays, began Christmas Eve through April […]