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American Airlines, pilots move closer to new contract

CBSMoneyWatch CBS MoneyWatch – American Airlines and its pilots union have reached an agreement in principle over a new contract, which could ultimately pave the way for the airline to exit bankruptcy.

The union’s board must still sign off on the deal and present it to pilots for a ratification vote.

Here We Go Again: More Flight Cancellations as Nor’Easter Arrives

CondeNastTraveler Condé Nast Traveler – Here we go again. After more than 20,000 flights were cancelled as a result of Hurricane Sandy, airlines are preparing for today’s nor’easter with another round of cancellations. According to, 882 flights are currently canceled at North American airports today.

Airline PR weathers the storm

ChicagoTribune Chicago Tribune – Hurricane Sandy turned out to be one of the most disruptive forces on air travel in recent memory.

According to FlightStats (, which tracks airline and airport on-time performance, almost one-fifth of flights on U.S. carriers were canceled in the days after Sandy struck the East Coast.

Jump-Starting Air Travel After Everything Went Dark

NewYorkTimes New York Times – IMAGINE a resourceful young travel agent hunkered down at a crowded, noisy Starbucks, juggling a cellphone, a laptop and a yellow legal pad while struggling to rearrange a business traveler’s trip home from Beijing to Washington, after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at both home and office.

Airlines try to restore stability to post-Sandy skies

BaltimoreSun Baltimore Sun – After the havoc that Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the nation’s airlines, experts project that the industry should return to normal by early this week.

During the first four days of the storm, close to 20,000 flights had been canceled, a figure that was dropping dramatically by the day as the week went on, according to FlightStats (