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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…

Opinion: Airlines Need to Do More to Support Aspiring Pilots

There has been a significant amount of discussion recently on the topic of pilot training, particularly in regard to the cost of training and how aspiring pilots are expected to pay for it. With pilot training potentially costing upwards of £100,000 ($130,000) in the U.K. according to the British Airline…