American Airlines says holiday 'scheduling error' is being resolved

American Airlines says holiday 'scheduling error' is being resolved

"We are pleased to report that together, American and the Allied Pilots Association have put that worry to rest to make sure our flights will operate as scheduled", the airline said in a statement.

Faced with the prospect of sweeping flight cancellations during the busy holiday season, American Airlines said Friday that it had resolved a scheduling problem that had left thousands of flights without assigned pilots.

By Thursday, however, American Airlines had stated that the issue - a clerical error, it says - was now being resolved, and have not resorted to canceling any flights.

The airline negotiated with the pilots' union, and they came to an agreement, so all holiday flights will be covered.




American Airlines' pilots have reached an agreement with the carrier to staff every scheduled flight during the upcoming holiday season, avoiding cancellations that were threatened by a computer error. That number of open flights continues to decrease thanks to our pilots who are stepping up to the plate and picking up trips to ensure customers are taken care of. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL.

In a written statement on Friday, American said that it hadn't canceled any flights so far and was confident it would have enough pilots to cover all of the outstanding flights.

"The Allied Pilots Association is able to view in real time December flight crew assignments for American Airlines".

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