Union pilots at Texas-based American Airlines say the state attorney general’s opposition to American’s proposed merger with US Airways doesn’t make sense.
Federal budget cuts meant the Navy’s Blue Angels had to scrap their 2013 season, including the scheduled performance at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. But on Tuesday, Alliance Air Services President Tom Harris proclaimed, “We are here today to officially announce that the show will go on!”
Two single-engine planes landed safely after a mid-air collision that damaged the landing gear of one of the aircrafts and shattered the windshield of the other.
Pilots won’t lose work, will get to fly the same planes and will keep their seniority. They are among the key terms released Tuesday in a memorandum that the pilots unions of American Airlines and US Airways agreed to in case of a merger.
American Airlines’ CEO Tom Horton says it will be “a matter of weeks” before a decision is made about a merger with U-S Airways.
The American Airlines’ pilots union approved a plan that could ultimately lead to a merger between American and US Airways inside bankruptcy.
Top leaders at American Airlines, US Airways, and their pilot unions are meeting to discuss a merger, one of the unions said. The Allied Pilots Association at American Airlines disclosed the meetings in a hotline message to members Wednesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for a union-representation vote among passenger-service agents at American Airlines.
American Airlines is planning to put dozens of pilots back to work. Forty pilots are scheduled to come back the second week of January.
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.
Pilots at American Airlines will vote again on whether to approve a contract offer from the company, which has been operating under bankruptcy protection for nearly a year.
The contract dispute between American Airlines and its pilots may soon be over. But that didn’t stopping some pilots from taking their case directly to travelers Wednesday.