At the end of last week, more than 90 American Airlines flights were canceled as the airline checked the seat clamps on 48 of its 757s. And in the past 30 days, labor disputes and maintenance troubles resulted in more than 16,500 flight delays and 1,000 cancellations.
According to the airline’s plans, all 757 were due to be repaired over the weekend. In addition to resolving the loose seat maintenance problem, the labor problem seems to be working toward a resolution. Currently, the Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents 10,000 American pilots, is back at the negotiating table. And in negotiating, the union has instructed its pilots not to call in sick or delay flights.
At the heart of the problem now is a public relations’ perception issue. Watch Peter’s CBS This Morning report to see if the airline is returning to regular service.
For a complete rundown of American Airlines’ latest trouble, check out:
- Our news report: Is It Still Safe to Fly American Airlines?
- American Airlines Update: Maintenance Troubles and New Contract Talks
- Peter’s CBS This Morning Report New Trouble With American Airlines
- our news reportAmerican Airlines vs. the Pilots What’s Really Going On