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The American Airlines logo is seen on the tail of a jet. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

American Airlines’ CEO Meets Pilot Union Leaders Face To Face For First Time

After a bitter battle between American Airlines management and the Allied Pilots Association for years, CEO Tom Horton met with union leaders face to face for the first time.

CBS 11–12/13/2012

American Airlines Announces New Destinations From LAX, Including Non Stop To Shanghai

Hundreds Of AA Workers Could Soon Lose Jobs

Hundreds of American Airlines mechanics, stock clerks and other workers who are represented by the TWU are receiving notices Thursday morning, and this week they could lose their jobs.

10/25/2012

The American Airlines logo is seen on the tail of a jet. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

AA CEO Talks About Airline’s Difficulties And Future

American Airlines’ CEO acknowledges that passengers have had a rough few weeks on the airline but says the carrier is working through its issues.

10/08/2012

American Airlines flight attendants arrive for work. (credit: cott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Finalizes Deal For Some AA Workers

The cost cutting can begin now for American Airlines. A judge signed off today on deals with flight attendants, and the group representing maintenance workers, bag handlers and other work groups.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

Tom Horton, President of American Airlines, addresses the media during a press conference. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

American CEO Bashes US Airways; Calls It Desperate

American Airlines CEO Tom Horton wants to set the record straight: It was he who approached US Airways CEO Doug Parker about the possibility of combining the two airlines, not the other way around.

07/25/2012

American Airlines parent company AMR Corporation's headquarters. (credit: Chuck Schechner/NewsRadio 1080 KRLD)

AMR Considering Merger, Reaches TWU Deal

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.

07/10/2012

A traveler is seen at an American Airlines check-in counter. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Agency Sets American Airlines Union Election

A federal labor-relations agency has scheduled an election to decide whether customer-service agents at American Airlines will be represented by a union.

06/07/2012

A US Airways tail rest on the tarmac near two American Airlines planes. (credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

American Showing Signs It Could Be Interested In Merger Talks

American Airlines has stated for weeks it would only consider a merger after it emerges from bankruptcy. But late Friday, American says it would move up its timetable.

05/12/2012

American Airlines and American Eagle employees prepare to march to U.S. Bankruptcy Court to protest against AMR's plans to cut jobs and labor costs while under bankruptcy court protection on April 23, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Contract Could Save American Airlines

Could a new contract be the key to saving a struggling airline? American Airlines said that they have come up with a new plan to cut costs and save jobs.

04/24/2012

American Airlines aircraft. (credit: Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images)

US Airways Files For American Airlines Merger; Unions On Board

US Airways announced that it wants to merge with American Airlines. While it has not made an offer, it has struck an agreement with the airline’s unions.

04/20/2012

American Airlines parent company AMR Corporation's headquarters. (credit: Chuck Schechner/NewsRadio 1080 KRLD)

American Airlines Unions Back US Airways Takeover Bid

CBS 11 News has learned members of American Airlines’ pilots, flight attendant and mechanics unions will announce their support of US Airways’ possible takeover of the struggling Fort Worth-based airline.

04/19/2012

Ramp personnel load baggage into a departing American Airlines flight on August 15, 2001. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

AA Parent Company Circulates Internal Memo Hinting Of Layoffs

On Tuesday, the CEO of American Airlines’s parent company, AMR, issued an internal memo that hinted at layoffs.

01/24/2012

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