American Airlines has canceled nearly 300 flights this week and things may get worse. On a normal day, an airline has approximately 100 delays; yesterday American Airlines had 547 delays. So far in September, the on-time arrival rate has dropped to 54 percent from 74 percent in August.
The airline claims the cancellations are due to a work action by the pilots, whose contentious relationship with the airline was intensified when 11,000 employees were notified of a potential furlough. Peter sat down with the pilot union to hear their take on the situation.
And it’s not just the pilots. Find out what is going on with the pilot union, management and the state of the airline in general in his most recent CBS This Morning report.
For more American Airlines history, check out:
- Peter’s Blog: What a U.S. Airways & American Airlines Merger Would Mean and Peter’s U.S. Airways & American Airlines Merger
- Peter’s CBS This Morning report on What American Airlines Job Cuts Mean for Consumers
- Peter and Terry Maxon look Behind the Scenes of American Airlines’ Bankruptcy
- Peter’s Travel Detective blog on American Airlines’ Bankruptcy, Mileage Programs & Industry Changes