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American Airlines pilots seek to oust managers

Christian Fernsby |
American Airlines pilots’ union called for the removal flight operations managers, citing years of poor performance including delays that forced the carrier to trim its schedule this summer.

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“Throughout the summer of 2021, middle management chose to advance cancel hundreds of flights disrupting thousands of travel plans while at the same time damaging the American Airlines brand,” according to a resolution passed by the Allied Pilots Association’s board late Thursday.

Following summer weather issues, two-thirds of cancellations were “due to management’s failure to connect pilots with airplanes,” the resolution said. The union also said it would warn potential new pilots about how American’s scheduling policy could affect their quality of life.

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