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Tails of American Airlines aircraft at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

American Airlines Faces Pressure from Pilots Following Scheduling Glitch

Following a glitch with American Airlines’ pilot scheduling system in which some flights were unstaffed for the upcoming holiday season, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) has filed a formal grievance. According to the APA, American’s management disclosed a failure with the system last Friday, and as a result, thousands of flights currently do not have pilots assigned to them. While the airline was quick to take action, offering pilots up to 150% of their hourly rate, the pilot’s association remains…