American Airlines

American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

American Airlines Flight From Chicago Diverted To St. Louis

An American Airlines plane en route from O’Hare International Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing Monday morning in St. Louis after a pilot became ill.


Pilots Picket

American Airlines Pilots To Picket At O’Hare Over Contract Dispute

American Airlines pilots will be holding an informational picket at O’Hare International Airport Thursday afternoon, in the midst of an ongoing labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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Man Dies After Having Chest Pains On O’Hare Flight

A man died after he complained of chest pains while on an American Airlines flight headed to O’Hare International Airport Thursday morning.


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Plane Returns To O’Hare After Mechanical Problem

No one was injured when a plane bound for Reno, Nev. returned to O’Hare International Airport when a problem with its fuel feed was detected Sunday.


American Eagle

Severe Weather In Dallas Prompts American Airlines To Cancel Flights At O’Hare

Severe weather that hit the Dallas Fort Worth airport Tuesday is having a ripple effect at O’Hare, after American Airlines stopped operations at its Texas hub.


Passengers videotape a disturbance aboard a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight Friday in Texas. (Courtesy: Stephen Termunde)

Plane To Chicago Delayed In Dallas After Struggle With Flight Attendant

Passengers say the flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 2332 showed early signs of erratic behavior. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

American Eagle

O’Hare Travel Likely To Be Spared By American Bankruptcy

American Airlines is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks to unload massive debt created by high jet fuel prices and labor problems.


Four flights were stranded when they were diverted to Hartford, Conn. due to snow storms in the Northeast over the weekend. (CBS)

Area Couple Among The Passengers Stranded On Tarmac In Northeast

The American Airlines flight of Brent and Corey Stanley was one of four flights stranded at the Hartford, Conn. tarmac when winter storms hit the Northeast.


American Airlines Flight 191

Memorial To American Flight 191 Victims To Be Dedicated Saturday

It remains one of the worst air disasters in U.S. history. Thirty-two years ago, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed after take-off from O’Hare International Airport, killing 271 people on board and two people on the ground. Now, for the first time, a memorial will stand in their honor.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Sick Pilot Diverts Chicago-To-Miami Flight To Nashville

All passengers aboard the American Airlines 777 were safe in Nashville after an undetermined illness detoured a flight from Chicago to Miami.


Flight attendant Jeffrey Collman was on board American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. (CBS)

Oswego Couple Remembers Son Who Died When Plane Hit WTC

The village of Oswego commemorated the 9/11 anniversary on Sunday with a special contribution from two parents who feel the loss of the attacks every day.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

LAX Jetway Collapse

2 Injured At LAX When Jetway For Plane From O’Hare Collapses

Two people were injured at Los Angeles International Airport in the collapse of a jetway for at plane that had just arrived from Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

American Airlines Flight 191

Memorial To Honor Victims Of American Airlines Flight 191

The crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in 1979 was the deadliest non-terror related airplane disaster in U.S. aviation history.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Passengers Safe After Jet’s Landing Gear Catches Fire At O’Hare

All 231 passengers aboard an American Airlines flight were evacuated via an emergency slide after a landing gear caught fire Friday afternoon at O’Hare International Airport.



American Airlines Court Ordered Back Upon Orbitz Websites

An Illinois Court has ordered American Airlines to publish its fares and flight schedule on Orbitz Worldwide’s travel sites after the carrier pulled its content from the sites last year, Orbitz said on Wednesday.


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Chicago-Bound Flight Returns To Phoenix After Smoke Reported

An American Airlines flight headed to Chicago was forced to return to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after the pilot reported light smoke in the cabin.


Flight Disruption

Man Subdued After Disrupting Flight To Chicago

Two flights to and from Chicago were disrupted by unruly passengers in a period of 24 hours this weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

American Flight

AA Flight Diverted Into O’Hare Due To Passenger

A Paris-bound American Airlines flight from Dallas had an unexpected stop at O’Hare after an unruly passenger prompted the pilots to make an unscheduled landing.

CBS 2–04/06/2011

A Chicago-bound American Airlines jet made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday. (CBS)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Dayton, Ohio

A plane headed for Chicago made an emergency landing in Dayton, Ohio, Friday morning, and two passengers were taken to the hospital.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

A worker at a west suburban repair shop fixes a wheelchair. (CBS)

Wheelchair Users Play ‘Roulette’ In Trusting Airlines With Their Equipment

The airlines are good about paying for repairs when they damage wheelchairs, but passengers with disabilities think they can do a better job avoiding the problem in the first place.