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  • Sep. 27, 2012, 2:53 PM
    The Association of Flight Attendants narrowly rejects a new five-year contract offered by U.S. Airways (LCC -0.9%). The group says its next step will be to consult with the National Mediation Board.
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  • Sep. 27, 2012, 11:08 AM
    American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) threatens to take its pilots to court over an increase in sick days and maintenance complaints from the group that the carrier alleges is a purposeful negotiating tactic. The Allied Pilots Association denies an organized sickout or slowdown is in play, blaming old planes and a shortage of pilots for the issue. Either way, the data tracked by paints a rather ugly picture with American Airlines leading the pack of canceled and delayed flights by a wide margin.
  • Sep. 26, 2012, 8:39 AM
    Airline stocks are on watch today after crude oil dips below $90 and the EU makes noise about loosening up rules on foreign ownership of U.S. carriers. Just to make things really interesting, Insider Monkey tips off that hedge funds are sniffing around the industry looking for opportunities.
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  • Sep. 26, 2012, 8:07 AM
    The EU will apply more pressure to counterparts in Washington to set in motion a plan to relax foreign ownership rules on airlines in the U.S. and Europe. Estonia's Siim Kallas is the driving force behind the proposed overhaul which seeks to cut into the advantage that Asian carriers are deemed to hold.
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  • Sep. 25, 2012, 4:06 AM
    AMR (AAMRQ.PK) wants to resume talks with it pilots representatives amid a sharp jump in flight cancellations and delays that the bankrupt carrier says is caused by pilot-initiated maintenance requests and high rates of sick leave. What appears to be an unofficial work slowdown comes after AMR started cutting pilots costs following a court ruling that allows the company to void the their existing contract.
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  • Sep. 23, 2012, 3:54 AM
    In addition to authorizing a spending bill, the Senate has also passed a measure that would give the transportation secretary the authority to stop U.S. airlines from complying with an EU scheme to cut carriers' carbon emissions. The bill, which now has to be reconciled with a House measure, ups the pressure on the UN's aviation organization to formulate a global alternative to the EU law.
  • Sep. 19, 2012, 12:49 PM
    US Airways (LCC +7.5%) trades higher with more drama swirling around AMR's (AAMRQ.PK) American Airlines. The company says it's trimming capacity, while industry insiders continue to whisper that an unannounced pilot sickout is in full swing. Either way, the carrier has been a conspicuous leader all week long in cancellations and delays. US Airways for its part appears to be looking forward, with President Scott Kirby outlining how the carrier will move deep into South America if a merger with American fails.
  • Sep. 19, 2012, 7:45 AM
    American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) says it notified more than 11K workers that they are in danger of losing their job as part of a reorganization under bankruptcy. The carrier also expects to trim the number of its flights by 1% to 2% for the rest of September and October.
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  • Sep. 18, 2012, 4:44 PM
    American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) is laying off more than 1,400 jobs, most of them in Miami, in the run up to Christmas season. While the airline's post-bankruptcy strategy focuses on increasing traffic at key hubs like MIA, the cuts will hit mainly fleet service clerks, crew chiefs and mechanics.
  • Sep. 17, 2012, 6:23 PM
    AMR Corp. (AAMRQ.PK) officially cuts September-October U.S. capacity by 3.5% as pilot retirements, sick calls and maintenance issues cause above-normal delays and cancellations. The reductions will take effect immediately and be imposed system-wide on a select basis. The cancellations come less than a week after the air carrier imposed cost cuts on its pilots after winning court permission to void its existing pilot contract after the employees rejected the airline’s final offer.
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  • Sep. 17, 2012, 2:50 PM
    Though nothing is confirmed, American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) may be the victim of an unannounced sickout as it sits engulfed in a bitter battle with its pilots over a new contract. According to data churned up by, 91 flights were canceled yesterday and another 95 today. Compared to other major carriers the numbers are striking, if not suspicious.
  • Sep. 16, 2012, 5:15 AM
    The Allied Pilots Association has filed a notice it will appeal a bankruptcy judge's verdict that allows AMR (AAMRQ.PK) to void its contract with pilots as part of the carrier's restructuring. The "company demanded concessions on numerous specific terms that are wholly unnecessary to (its) reorganization," an APA lawyer said.
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  • Sep. 13, 2012, 12:59 PM
    Airline carriers raised fares this week after perpetual leadoff hitter Southwest Airlines (LUV -1%) initiated a $10 hike per round trip. Analysts say this price increase could stick with consumer spending picking up in the U.S.
  • Sep. 13, 2012, 8:03 AM
    AMR (AAMRQ.PK) CEO Tom Horton tells employees in a memo that American Airlines will pursue a consensual deal with pilots after winning the right last week to void its old contract. The carrier also plans to freeze pensions as of Nov. 1.
  • Sep. 12, 2012, 8:36 AM
    American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) signs a deal that will allow SkyWest (SKYW) to handle some of its flying. 23 regional jets that currently fly as American Eagle will switch to SkyWest. Shares of SKYW +4.2% premarket.
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  • Sep. 5, 2012, 7:46 AM
    American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK) and United Continental (UAL) will face a trial over property damage to the World Trade Center buildings after a judge in New York ruled that he couldn't determine if insurance payments covered the damages that World Trade Center Properties LLC is seeking. In a court filing, the carriers are alleged to have been negligent during the terrorist incident.
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Company Description
American Airlines Group Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates in the airline industry. The Company has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.
Sector: Services
Industry: Major Airlines
Country: United States