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An American 757-200 pulls into the gate at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

American Averts Holiday Travel Nightmare, Reaches Agreement with Pilots’ Union

With the upcoming December holiday travel season, many were shocked on Wednesday when management at American Airlines revealed that there had been an error involving the pilot schedule bidding system. As a result of this error, thousands of flights in December initially did not have pilots assigned to them. On Friday, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced that the airline and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) have come to an agreement to ensure all flights can operate as scheduled during the…