Company Watch - American Airlines.
American Airlines will operate thrice-weekly seasonal Miami-Montevideo service from Nov. 17 to April 10 using a two-class 767. Nov 9, 2006
American needs pilot approval to launch China route. American Airlines needs its pilots union to approve an agreement allowing pilots to fly a 16-hour trip to China before it can proceed with the new route. American is competing against three other carriers for the Beijing route. Union leaders say pilots want some benefits in return for approving the trip. Nov 8, 2006
Pilots want to share in American's profits. The board of the union representing pilots at American Airlines has passed a resolution saying the pilots should share in the carrier's improved financial performance. American has earned $300 million over the past two quarters. An American spokeswoman says the airline has not yet achieved lasting profits.
Nov 7, 2006
Pension amendments may fare better under Democrats. American Airlines and Continental Airlines may have an easier time getting amendments to new pension laws passed now that Democrats have taken over Congress, some observers say. Republicans who opposed the proposals will be retiring or moving out of leadership posts, and Democrats are more sympathetic to the airlines' arguments. American and Continental say pension laws should treat all airlines the same. Nov 10, 2006
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Oct 30, 2006
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