Did Tyler Perry Buy American Airlines???

The word is Tyler Perry is the new owner of  the bankrupt American Airlines and is giving it the bold new name of African American Airlines!  Is it true?

According To:  WeeklyWorldNews.com

DALLAS –   Tyler Perry reportedly made an offer to buy American Airlines.  They accepted.  The new airline:  African-American Airlines.

The Texas-based AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, announced that the company filed petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, “in order to achieve a cost and debt structure that is industry competitive and thereby assure its long-term viability and ability to continue delivering a world-class travel experience for its customers.”

WWN has learned that wealthy actor-director Tyler Perry has made an attractive offer for American Airlines.  The offer, said to be near $5 billion dollars, was quickly accepted by the airline.

“Mr. Perry made a bold, brilliant move… he is the smartest mogul in the county,” said a source close to American Airlines.  ”No other businessman in the country had the guts to try to bail out the biggest airline in the United States.”

Perry, the creator of the “Madea” character and the “House of Payne” sitcom, reportedly plans to rename American Airlines – African-American Airlines.  The new Perry run airline will be targeted to African-American passengers, but industry experts say that many white, asian and latino passengers will want to fly the airline, “just to be cool.”

So do you think this is cool?  Are you excited to book a future flight on African American Airlines or do you think this is all a big joke? You may comment below!

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  • http://Yahoo Mary

    You go Tyler….
    I hope this is true!!!!

    • http://google sheldon bezue

      i am proud to see that we have a leader to take charge in the african america communtity. i am from hammond louisiana. and we love u and hope we can see u again u congradulate u in person. sheldon bezue 225-385-2144

  • Stephanie

    I don’t think this is true because if he had purchased the airlines, it would have been on ALL the major networks and ALL (or at least some) of the reliable news sources sites, not to mention Tyler Perry himself or his PR person would have probably released a statement.

    • Stacey

      This doesn’t pass the smell test. How come no one else is reporting this? It would be big news. Sounds like another stupid internet hoax. And why would TP name an airlines African American Airlines?! SMH. People will believe anything.

  • Lisa Allen-Shields

    Although I’m not a big fan of Tyler Perry, I am EXTREMELY proud of this young man and his accomplishments! “Do your thang, Mr. Perry!”

  • http://facebook loretta

    iif it’s true, I say it’s great,he could have bought a private jet,but why just spend, when you can spend and win

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruby.dodson1 Ruby Dodson

    mr. perry just to cool

  • blessed5

    Way to go, its about time our Black American Millionaires do something good for a change. I agree he is “the smartest mogul in the country. ” Many more need to get on board and stop wasting your money on unecessary things, like “women and a good time.”

  • Monica

    I think it’s wonderful, that a African American is able to own one of the most popular companies in the world, but changing the name wouldn’t be a good move. Mr. Perry will have to keep the customers that the airline already has and do what it takes to gain more. I’ve only traveled with Spirit but when I read about Mr. Perry buying out American Airlines I decided right away that I will book my flight with them at the end of the month. When I read that the name of the airline would be changed to, African American Airlines I decided to stick to the airline I already know. THINK ABOUT IT?

    • Kayci

      I agree with you about the name change because of the the name he chose, but just like any business who obtains another business or in this case someone buying out a failing business you have to change the name unless your willing to pay for the exsisting name also. As the new owner (if this is true) TP doesn’t have any rights to the name American Airlines unless its part of the deal which I doubt, although I am African American I disagree with the name picked.

  • Stephen

    Lord ham mercy. People believe anything they hear nowadays. Now dont get me wrong because I respect the hell out of TP, but $5 billion? His money aint nowhere near that long yet. I dont even think Oprah money is that long. African American Airlines smh. Yall got trolled.

    • Sharon

      Oprah’s actually is that long….with the network, the ad money, magazines, 3 talk shows, and Sirus radio…she kinda got it all….

  • Claude

    It’s a very bad idea to call it African-American Airlines…You will scare off everyone that is not afro-american…Ask yourself…would you fly on a airline called Caucasion-american airlines?

  • James

    That is probably the only way he will get people to watch his lame ass movies by forcing it on them during flight.

  • j williams

    dam he’s the man baaaaaalllllllliiiiiiinnnnnnn

  • Jerome

    And so ends another company

  • http://lizzetteperez.wordpress.com Lizzette Perez

    I think it would be an amazing move but yeah, I too am waiting to hear more solid reports! Besitos to you!!! Lizzette Perez

  • njudd

    I think this is wonderful, b/c we have been put down so much and for so many years. This lets people know that there is no difference in the skin color. It’s all about what you do with your life and how you present it.

  • http://gravatar.com/rickytown Ricky Town Photography

    First of all Tyler Perry does not have 5 billion dollars. That would make him richer than Oprah Winfrey. Second, to name it African American Airlines would not be the best marketing strategy. Third and last you would never have to worry about missing your flight. As Dick Gregory stated, “We leave late, but we’ll get you there on time!”

    • Sharon

      Exactly….this is a silly story, some people wil believe anything they read….

    • http://vizfact.wordpress.com VizFact

      Ricky Town, you are clearly the only one here with any sense at all.

  • Steven Jacobs

    Isn’t Weekly World News that fake supermarket tabloid that always does reports on Batboy?

    • B. Romeo

      Yes! THIS IS A JOKE PEOPLE! Its not a hoax because you were never supposed to actually believe it! Seriously who in the HELL IS ACTUALLY GOING TO RIDE ON THE SOUL PLANE?! Even if you think that someone would sell Tyler Perry an airline… think about it. African American airlines?! Its racist and ludicrous and would fail miserably as a business venture. How many white people do you know who would set foot on that damn plane. Get out of here. ITS A JOKE.

  • artria

    I love that he bought the airlines, I just hope that it is done with class and dignity. I think often we (african Americans) do things with great intentions, but that is not always the case. I know that happens in every race. I don’t understand why all races could not ride this airline! I don’t think just because it was named AAA it will be only accept one race. I also hope that it is made affordable.

  • Doe Williams

    You People are so Freaking stupid Tyler Perry is awesome man smart witty and his credit is so good he could borrow that with Oprah white credit. Shoutout to you Tyler Perry and I ask God to Multiply everything you touch, and I want to be in one of your Broadway shows one day.

  • Sharon

    I do not for a minute believe that he would re-name it African Amercian Airline, thats ludicrous !!!!


    I believe that miss. Long did the best thing for the Church. Why shouldn’t the members not receive what GOD has for them through Bishop Long’s teaching. The day he becomes perfect, God is the only one that will know.

    As for the news of the new owners of American Airlines, just prove the fact that given the opportunity, we as a people have made so meany positive investment in America. THANK YOU TYLER PERRY and I pray that GOD’s BLESSING be continuous in everything you put your mind, hands,and self into.

  • raju

    everyone here is an idiot…it’s a joke, the punchline is not the $5 billion dollars. the joke is the NAME, of course this is a JOKE.

  • robin

    hey I work for the aa and we sure as hell didn’t hear this but if it is true GREAT….anybody is better than Arpey!!!!

  • all for it

    I sincerely hope that it is true i would love to see perry with his own airline trump did it, but as a 15 year flight attendant black people do not fly enough to gear an airline around us. AAA would go under faster than a sinking ship if thats his plan. Perry would not be where he is if he wasn’t a great business man people, and don’t nobody know how much money that man got and can get.

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