Chenasia Campbell, of Brooklyn, is accused of striking a flight attendant multiple times, as well as knocking the woman to the floor.
The violent passenger faces federal charges for her outburst
American Airlines is reporting a $1.25 billion loss and voluntary employee buyouts in the first quarter of 2021. The company CEO is optimistic that travel will pick up after the COVID-19 pandemic slowed business over the last year.
Tarus Woelk said she was not allowed to wear her mask on an American Airlines flight because a gate agent told her that her mouth was visible through the mask.
"This just happened," read the text passenger TahoeMatt pasted on a TikTok video taken from his window-aisle seat.
"To make American's stance clear: We are strongly opposed to this bill and others like it," American Airlines wrote in a statement on Thursday in response to a voting bill being passed in the Texas state Senate.
"Let's be clear: If I dropped my mask to one ear on a flight, it was momentary," U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said in response to criticism of a photo appearing to show him not wearing his face mask on an American Airlines flight Wednesday.
Jennifer Faith's ex-boyfriend Darrin Ruben Lopez, 48, was charged on January 22, accused of killing her husband.
Kyetra Bryant said she and her partner booked the flight out of Charlotte Douglas Airport on Thanksgiving Day last year but didn't notice the charge from a self-service baggage kiosk until she looked at her bank statement.
Share prices in American Airlines jumped 13 percent, with a number of Reddit users calling for it to receive the same attention that pushed GameStop's share price to an all-time high.
American Airlines said the woman is being placed on its internal refusal list pending further investigation.
"We'll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off. I don't care," a Phoenix-bound American Airlines pilot told the unruly Trump backers.
While Delta has banned nearly 700 passengers from future flights for refusing to wear masks, United and JetBlue have banned 435 and 88 passengers, respectively.
The policy applies to customers who bought tickets on or after April 1, 2020, and who are looking to swap over to a flight of equal or less value.
No one was injured in the incident, police said, with the man taken into custody after the plane landed safely.
A bystander captured the altercation on video, which begins with the woman shouting at the employee and telling them: "We're not leaving."
The airline's COVID-19 protocols require all passengers and staff to wear face coverings, with the exception of those younger than 2.
Opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement have called American Airlines "racist, Marxist, and anti-American."
American Airlines announced an updated face covering protocol earlier this summer that warns passengers may be banned from future flights if they do not comply with mask requirements.
"If I don't get on that flight, you're going to be beat down to the death right here. I promise you that," she said.
American Airlines removed a woman on a flight for refusing to wear a face mask as video shows passengers clapping when the woman deplanes.
The passenger's lawsuit charges that a flight attendant grabbed her and shook her arm after she used an extra blanket during a flight.
American Airlines told Newsweek it is investigating after Texas Senator Ted Cruz was seen onboard a flight without wearing a mask over the weekend.
All airlines are requiring flyers to wear masks, among other safety practices.
American Airlines is re-joining several major U.S. air carriers in booking all flights to full capacity beginning July 1, ceasing the coronavirus pandemic precautionary measure of leaving at least one seat open between passengers.
Delta, United, JetBlue and American Airlines are among the major carriers offering refunds to passengers who are refused boarding.
The airline appears to have a contentious history of passengers claiming they've taken racist actions.
Crew members on an American Airlines flight asked a man to deplane Wednesday after he refused to wear a mask while on board. The airline requires all passengers to wear a face covering, and refusing to do so could mean being denied future travel.
The woman says the airline neglected to provide her with a wheelchair, leading to crew members dragging her down the aisle for a trip to the bathroom.
Most major U.S. carriers require passengers and crew members wear face masks during flights but reports on social media argue those policies are not being enforced.