Weather problems on the East Coast of the United States had ripple effects throughout the nation.
American Airlines played catch-up Wednesday, resuming most flights and even adding a handful that were not on the schedule to help passengers stranded by a massive technology failure that grounded the carrier’s entire U.S. fleet.
The winter weather that brought snow and ice to North Texas has also brought delays to travelers at DFW International Airport.
Some U.S. airlines are giving travelers a way out if they want to scrap their plans due to a massive storm expected to hit the East Coast.
American Airlines says it will cut passenger-carrying capacity by 1-percent in the first half of November as it tries to recover from widespread delays and a spike in cancelations.
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.
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?
Hundreds of flights at Miami International Airport have been canceled because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
American Airlines says it will reduce flights in July partly because of a shortage of pilots due to more of them calling in sick. The 1 percent reduction in July’s schedule follows a 1.5 percent cutback in June.