• Association shines light on effects of flight delays on pilots


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - American Airlines pilots are pushing for reliable flight scheduling amid months of flight delays and cancellations.

    [American extends Boeing 737 Max cancellations through December]

    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents thousands of American Airline pilots, released a video Tuesday to spread its message.

    "In the air, we're all in it together, and we all need reliable scheduling," said the APA president Capt. Eric Ferguson. "APA has proposed ways to improve operations so passengers and pilots can count on reliable scheduling."

    APA said the video captures how unreliable scheduling affects not only passengers but also pilots and their families.

    AA said its on-time arrivals improved some in September but it’s still canceling flights because the Boeing 737 Max planes are grounded.

    There is also a strained relationship with the airline’s mechanics, AA officials said.

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