Airline under fire for pay disputes
A U.S. Airlines CEO is under fire after pilots claim broken promises from management, plus a report by the transportation department reveals how airline service fared last year compared to other years.
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is under fire from unions unhappy with pay that lags behind that of rival Delta Airlines. leaders of the pilots’ union say they have lost confidence in the ability of Parker and senior executives to run the airline.
Flight attendants picketed Tuesday at the company’s headquarters, as well as at airports in Los Angeles, Miami and Charlotte, North Carolina to call attention to the broken promises by management following the airline’s 2013 merger with U.S. Airways.
The Transportation Department said on Tuesday that U.S. Airlines canceled fewer flights last year than any year on record and also had a record-low number of lost bags and passengers getting bumped from oversold flights. It was also one of the best years for on-time arrivals, but it wasn’t a record. 12 of the leading us airlines canceled 1.17% of flights last year, the lowest rate since 1995. Additionally 81.4% of domestic flights arrived on-time, the fourth best year since 1995.