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American Airlines curtails flight schedule by 1 to 2 percent for September, October

American Airlines recently announced it has curtailed its flights schedule by 1 to 2 percent for the rest of September and entire October this year. The airline cited several factors behind its decision.
The chief reasons for reducing the sale of air tickets and curtailing flight schedule includes an increase in maintenance reports filed by flight crews and an increase in pilot sick levels.

Pilots body head however said that those associated with the Allied Pilots Association are not to be blamed whatsoever. Any kind of sickout or job action has not been either supported or sanctioned as it is illegal to do so.

American Airlines’ spokesman Bruce Hicks said that the evaluating process of the flight schedule based on staffing and operational resources, as well as seasonal demands, is being constantly monitored by the airline. He said that the airline will continue to make necessary adjustments whenever needed.

The airline is currently having a face-off with its pilots and is trying to impose work rules on them ever since September 4 ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane that American Airlines could void the existing contract with the pilots union.