American Airlines 737-800. Courtesy, Boeing American Airlines (AA) was unexpectedly rebuked Wednesday by a US bankruptcy judge, who declined to reject AA’s labor contract with its pilots. The airline, however, expressed confidence that changes can be made to its request to the court that will enable the pilots’ contract to be rejected and new labor rules imposed. AA’s 10,000 pilots, represented by the Allied Pilots Assn. (APA), last week voted down a tentative ...

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