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CNBC: American Airlines Pilots Agree to Fly Holiday Flights After Scheduling Glitch

CNBC: American Airlines Pilots Agree to Fly Holiday Flights After Scheduling Glitch
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Friday, 01 December 2017 05:25 PM

American Airlines pilots reportedly agree to fly holiday flights after a scheduling glitch threatened to cause Christmastime chaos in the skies,

The union representing American Airlines pilots said it reached an agreement to staff the flights, CNBC reported.

A scheduling glitch left American Airlines without pilots for holiday flights, CNBC said.

American had offered pilots 1.5-times their hourly pay to work the unassigned flights, CNBC said.

The pilots' union said it withdrew the grievance after meeting with senior American Airlines' management on Friday.

"With this agreement in principle, we anticipate that American Airlines will be able to maintain a full December schedule as planned for its passengers," it said.

American has a tense relationship with its pilots union. The group had filed a grievance against management for “improperly restricting” the ability to earn extra pay on some trips and has been vocal about its concerns regarding American’s willingness to work collaboratively to resolve the issue.

The public reaction had also been harsh.

When news first broke of the possible chaos, Twitter users poked fun at the logistical snafu and questioned whether their own flights home would be affected, Reuters reported.

“American Airlines (accidentally) giving all of their pilots Christmas off is one of my favorite things to happen this year,” Twitter user Blaise Schaefer wrote. “Like how are the pilots even going to get home to their families without other pilots to fly them there.”

(Newsmax wire services contributed to this report).

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