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February 02, 2008

Over 1,500 APA Members Rally In Face Of Contract Talks

Nine Meetings Held Across Country; 143 Pilots Retired Thursday

The Allied Pilots Association (APA), collective bargaining agent for the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, tells ANN the union conducted large-scale member meetings at nine locations nationwide Friday, to send a signal to management at American Airlines. The rallies come as both sides continue to squabble -- with little actual progress -- in ongoing contract negotiations.

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Southwest CEO Says LCC Ready For Consolidation

You Are Now Free To... Wait And See What Happens

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says he's open to the idea of merging with another airline, though he adds Southwest should make out fine whether it chooses to remain independent or not.

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NTSB Will Investigate AA 757 Incident Over Atlantic

Smoke In Cockpit, Shattered Windscreen Resulted In Emergency Diversion

The National Transportation Safety Board says it will investigate the January 30 incident, in which an American Airlines B757-200 en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia diverted to West Palm Beach, FL and made an emergency landing after the cockpit filled with smoke.

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