3 Links I Love: American’s Pain Continues, Captain Haynes, Origins of Economy

3 Links I Love: American’s Pain Continues, Captain Haynes, Origins of Economy

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Canceled flights, wrecked vacations and leaky planes: Passenger frustrations rise as American Airlines strugglesDallas Morning News
The media coverage continues to pummel American for its poor showing this summer. At the Boyd Conference this week, the questions for American mostly focused on fixing the …

Unions Slapped for Not Obeying Temporary Restraining Order Granted to American

Unions Slapped for Not Obeying Temporary Restraining Order Granted to American

The fight between American and the TWU/IAM unions representing mechanics and fleet service workers continues to get worse. Though American was able to obtain a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing the mechanics from slowing down the airline, statistics show that things have not improved. American went back to court last …

What is Preventing American’s Mechanics and Rampers From Having a Joint Contract

What is Preventing American’s Mechanics and Rampers From Having a Joint Contract

I went through the short but tortured history of American’s negotiations with its mechanics and rampers yesterday, so today let’s get into exactly what is holding things back. In short… everything.

Ok, it’s not really everything, but there are big issues that are preventing a contract from being agreed upon. …

A Brief History: American Still Has No Joint Contract With Its Mechanics and Rampers After Five Years

A Brief History: American Still Has No Joint Contract With Its Mechanics and Rampers After Five Years

The rhetoric has ramped up dramatically, and the lengthy contract negotiation between American and both its mechanics and fleet service workers (aka rampers) has now spilled over into the public eye. American has sued for an injunction to prevent the mechanics from orchestrating what it says is a slowdown. (You …

American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American and Qantas Get Tentative Joint Venture Approval… With Conditions

American finally received some good news this week. After getting rejected once, the airline received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to put together its joint venture with Qantas. This is welcome news, and it should have been approved previously. This isn’t an outright approval, however. There …

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