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American Airlines’ Troubles Mount as Pilot Dispute Causes Surge in Delays, Cancellations

The turbulence between American Airlines and its pilots union has caused another surged of cancellations and delays.

More than 100 flights were canceled Monday, according to

A total of 570 flights have been canceled since the contract dispute began more than a week ago.

Less than half of the American Airlines’ flights have been on time since Sept. 16.

The airline won the right to throw out the existing pilot contract in bankruptcy court.

Pilots are now required to fly more hours, and the airline is proposing freezing or terminating their retirement plan.

American disputes the number of cancellations. Airline officials blame the disruptions on questionable maintenance complaints and increased sick calls from pilots.

The airline has hubs in Dallas, Miami, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.

Source: WDAM News

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