People familiar with the discussions say American Airlines and US Airways will propose giving up some takeoff and landing rights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport in hopes of settling a government lawsuit blocking their merger.
The American Airlines’ pilots union approved a plan that could ultimately lead to a merger between American and US Airways inside bankruptcy.
With American Airlines canceling dozens of flights every day, passengers with fall travel plans are confronting an inconvenient question: Should they avoid the nation’s third-largest carrier because labor strife might cause delays and cancelations?
The pilot’s union says it will hold a strike vote if American Airlines throws out its labor contract in bankruptcy court.
A federal bankruptcy judge is blocking American Airlines from temporarily setting pay and contract rules for its pilots.
AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, is now considering merger options according a two-page letter to employees from CEO Tom Horton. The announcement came on the same day two work groups from the Transport Workers Union announced that a tentative agreement had been reached with AA on a new contract.
When American Airlines flight attendant Robert Hearn is on the picket line his feet aren’t on the street — they’re just keeping the beat. Hearn has a string of YouTube videos that skewer American’s management.
They’re not sure where they’re going, or when, but Misty and Eric Emery decided not to wait for the bad news.
More than 100 flight attendants and other supporters are picketing outside of Terminal D at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today. The group is at the airport supporting the US Airways bid to merge with American Airlines.