American Airlines resolves pilot scheduling issue

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With the upcoming December holiday travel season, many were shocked on Wednesday when management at American Airlines revealed that there had been an error involving the pilot schedule bidding system.

In a written statement on Friday, American said that it hadn't canceled any flights so far and was confident it would have enough pilots to cover all of the outstanding flights.

More than 10,000 flights were in danger of cancellation this week after a scheduling error allowed too many pilots to take time off during the high-volume travel days of late December.

About American Airlines Group American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of almost 6,700 flights per day to almost 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.

American Airlines is looking to calm passengers who've booked flights in December, with the carrier saying its crews will be ready for lift off.

"Out of the 200,000 flights American will operate in December, only a few hundred are now unassigned to pilots", the statement said.

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But despite American's statement, the APA continues to dispute the airline's numbers.

As a response to American's initial solution, the APA filed a formal grievance, however, the association representing over 15,000 aviators has since retracted it.

As first reported, the error impacted more than 15,000 flights from December 17-31.

According to NBC News, a spokesman for the union, Dennis Tajer, said that details of the agreement will be disclosed to the public after the airline's pilots have a chance to see the newly reached deal.

Photo On Friday, Americans Airlines said it resolved a scheduling problem that had left thousands of flights without assigned pilots over the holidays.