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American Airlines Goof Leaves Thousands Of Flights Without Pilots

Thousands of American Airlines flights over the holiday season are in danger of cancellation because an error in the company’s internal scheduling system gave too many pilots time off. American was scrambling to fill the scheduling hole by offering pilots one and a half times their normal pay. But the union filed a grievance, saying that the premium pay was not covered by its contract and that the airline couldn’t guarantee payment.

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