Delayed passengers at DFW Airport couldn’t blame Tuesday’s weather for their problems. Most of the flight delays were due to sequestration budget cuts, and air traffic controller furloughs.
Bad news for American Airlines pilots in September often turned into instant bad news for passengers, based on a review of performance data released by Marks Systems’ masFlight.
Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history
There were no planes, and no crews to fly them, just hundreds of upset passengers with no way to get where they were going. It’s how AA gate agents described most of their September.
The union representing pilots for American Airlines sent the strongest message yet to its members Thursday night to immediately stop anything they’re doing to slow down the airline.
After flying in to try to re-start contract negotiations with American Airlines, today the Allied Pilots Assn board of directors walked out of their offices and went home.
American Airlines officials say they want to resume contract negotiations with pilots, but the union wants a written invitation.
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?