American Airlines pilots demand compensation over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

American Airlines pilots demand compensation over Boeing 737 MAX grounding
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American Airlines Group’s (AAL.O) pilots want compensation for lost pay stemming from flights canceled as a result of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, the head of the airline’s pilot union said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Boeing Co’s (BA.N) 737 MAX was grounded worldwide in mid-March after two deadly crashes that together killed 346 people in a span of five months and forced MAX carriers like American to cancel more than a hundred daily flights.

“The effect has been real and calculable,” Allied Pilots Association President Captain Eric Ferguson said at a conference for independent pilot unions in Plano, Texas.

Ferguson said APA pilots are seeking a commitment from American similar to one made by Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) last month when Chief Executive Gary Kelly promised employees to share any reimbursement from Boeing over the MAX grounding.

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