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American fined for failing to disclose voucher fee

The U.S. Department of Transportation fined American Airlines $90,000 for failing to disclose a fee for using flight vouchers.

The federal agency said the airline offered the vouchers to passengers who voluntarily gave up seats on overbooked flights.

American to bring back 200 more flight attendants

American Airlines is recalling 200 more flight attendants who were furloughed in recent years.

American said Friday it also agreed to hire 30 new Mandarin-speaking flight attendants to staff flights to and from Shanghai. Get the full story »

American-Orbitz fight leads to UBS downgrade

Shares of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. dropped more than 3 percent on Tuesday after UBS downgraded the carrier to “neutral” from “buy,” saying the company’s efforts to cut distribution costs with online travel agencies could hurt profits. Get the full story »

American sues Sabre in battle over flight listings

American Airlines is suing Sabre to stop the company from downplaying American flights in displays that it provides to travel agents. Get the full story »

American seeks deal with Orbitz, Expedia

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AMR Corp.’s American Airlines said Wednesday it is still in talks with online travel agencies Orbitz Worldwide and Expedia to reach a deal that would put AMR fares back on those travel websites.

The airline, which is leading a charge among U.S. carriers to lower its distribution costs, last month stopped selling flights on Orbitz and Orbitz for Business. The move came after an Illinois court denied a request for an injunction filed by Travelport LP, which owns a 48 percent share in Orbitz, seeking to prevent American from pulling its flights.

AMR shares were up 4.4 percent at $8.46 in midmorning. Get the full story »

American says sales not hurt by Orbitz dispute

American Airlines said on Wednesday that it has no plans to sell tickets only through its own website, as its dispute with Orbitz and Expedia entered a second week.

The airline said December ticket volumes before the dispute began were rising compared to the same time last year. It said the increase has continued since then. The improving economy has boosted ticket sales at most airlines.

U.S., Asia air alliances expected to win OK

U.S. regulators say they are likely to approve antitrust immunity for two major airline alliances carrying travelers to Asia.

The tentative approval from the Transportation Department on Wednesday would let American Airlines and Japan Airlines coordinate routes and schedules and share revenue on flights across the Pacific. A similar arrangement between United Continental Holdings Inc. and All Nippon Airways also won tentative approval. Get the full story »