What we’re reading: AA’s flag tail stays, surviving airport delays, LAX wants to sue AA

by Stephanus Surjaputra on January 6, 2014

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American and US Airways employees have spoken: The flag tail stays

After two and a half weeks of voting, Doug Parker announced that American Airlines will stay with the flag tail.

“It was very close, but the majority has spoken and the new flag tail will proudly represent American Airlines – and all of us – for years to come.” Over 60,418 employees voted, with 31,355 in favor of flag tail.

6 tips for surviving airport delays during a winter storm

With winter storm Hercules wreaking havoc on the east coast, causing massive flight delays and cancelations, there are six tips that can help you survive your time at the airport.

1. Pack for the delay

Always check flight schedules before leaving for the airport. But even if there’s a slim chance you’ll get stuck, make sure you’ve got plenty of things to keep you occupied. Pack up a few security-friendly snacks, grab a book or Kindle, and double check you have the right charger for all of your electronics. And if you’re traveling with kids, stock up on books, games and anything else to keep them entertained. It could be a long wait.

LAX seeking court permission to sue American Airlines for back rent

The City of Los Angeles is asking a federal bankruptcy judge in New York to allow it to sue American Airlines in a California federal court for back rent.

According to a court filing, Los Angeles World Airports officials contend they are owed $21.5 million, plus interest, which the airline should now pay since it is no longer in bankruptcy. But the old company — AMR Corp. — no longer exists. It was replaced last month by American Airlines Group.

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