Articles tagged “Allied Pilots Association”

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In 2019, expect pilot and flight attendant unions to press for new rules that will limit the ability of carriers to make sudden schedule changes. Expect last-minute contract negotiations, too. American Airlines, Delta, and other carriers say that adjustments are sometimes needed to smooth operations.

1 month ago

FAA Inspector Ignores Safety Complaint After Getting Chummy With American Airlines Official

FAA Inspector Ignores Safety Complaint After Getting Chummy With American Airlines Official

Alan Levin andMary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Shame on you, FAA. A federal inspector befriends an American Airlines official and then fails to respond to safety complaints at the airline. Let's hope this kind of coziness isn't systemic.

5 months ago

American’s Pilot Scheduling Error Might Cost the Airline $10 Million

American’s Pilot Scheduling Error Might Cost the Airline $10 Million

Associated Press

Poor American Airlines. Its public relations team spent much of last week chasing its tail over an issue that never should have become public. Yes, the technical error might cost American an extra $10 million to fix. But for a corporation this big, that's not much money.

1 year ago

American Airlines Solves Its Holiday Pilot Problem and Will Not Cancel Any Flights

American Airlines Solves Its Holiday Pilot Problem and Will Not Cancel Any Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

This was a lot of public drama for no reason. Maybe it would have been better for the company and the union to solve their differences in private. The flights would have continued as scheduled, and no one would have known there was an issue.

1 year ago

American Airlines Potential Holiday Pilot Shortage, Explained

American Airlines Potential Holiday Pilot Shortage, Explained

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's hope American Airlines can find enough pilots willing to fly extra in December. Otherwise, it will be a mess for customers.

1 year ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

2 years ago

American’s Pilots Warn of Consequences From New On-Time Push

American’s Pilots Warn of Consequences From New On-Time Push

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It's never easy know whether pilots are actually concerned about new guidelines, or if they're talking safety to try to pressure management to make other changes.

2 years ago