Allied Pilots Union
The American Airlines’ pilots union approved a plan that could ultimately lead to a merger between American and US Airways inside bankruptcy.
The union representing American Airlines pilots sent its members a strongly worded letter, a few days before voting begins on the airline’s new contract offer.
The Allied Pilots Association board of directors voted late Friday morning to send its 8,000 members the deal in principle struck with American Airlines. The final count was 12-4 in favor of presenting the offer.
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?
As the battle rages on between American Airlines and its pilots, the company issues an apology to its customers regarding “recent operational challenges.”