American Airlines‘ scheduling kerfuffle has been all over the news.
First, a scheduling glitch led to all of their pilots being scheduled off for Christmas week.
Then back-to-work negotiations got off to a bad start when AA initially offered the pilots time and a half to come back to work, but the Allied Pilots Association (APA) leaders (who had already been lobbying for higher holiday pay), summarily rejected the initial offer and it looked like 15,000 flights were in danger of going un-piloted during one of the busiest travel weeks.
But now, it looks like they’ve reached an agreement. Enough pilots to cover the 15,000 flights have agreed to come to work, and American Airlines has agreed to pay those pilots 200% of their usual pay to fly during the holidays.
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