Monday June 1, 2020

American Airlines and UCC agree to ask the bankruptcy court to extend the exclusivity period

American Airlines and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors today said they plan to jointly ask the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to extend the exclusivity period for American’s parent AMR Corp. to file its reorganization plan to Dec. 27. This will be the second extension requested by the Fort Worth-based airline since it filed for Chapter […]

American Airlines is ‘pleased’ with court ruling in NMB/CWA case

American Airlines spokesman Bruce Hicks offered this comment on U.S. District Judge Terry Means’ ruling Friday that the National Mediation Board was wrong to require support from only 35 percent of passenger service agents to call a union election. “We are pleased the U.S. District Court has ruled that ‘American’s position prevails’ and our employees’ […]

Court battle to reject AA’s union contracts begins on Monday, April 23

The fight over rejecting American Airlines’ labor contracts begins April 23 in a New York City bankruptcy court, and will not finish until the second half of May. The parties in the case agreed Monday to begin the hearings on April 23, nearly four weeks after American filed its motions March 27 to throw out […]

We have some big issues coming up Thursday in bankruptcy court

We have some major issues up for discussion when U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane holds a hearing in the AMR/American Airlines bankruptcy case at noon EDT Thursday in New York City: 1. The judge will hear several matters tied to the Allied Pilots Association lawsuit which seeks to have the National Mediation Board control the […]

AMR Corp. asks court to dismiss APA suit

The parent company of American Airlines Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by its pilots’ union regarding a contract. The Allied Pilots Association on Feb. 28 asked a bankruptcy judge to rule that American can’t reject the pilots’ contract because there is no contract to reject. AMR Corp., which […]

Court to take up issues of committees representing retirees, ex-TWA pilots

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane on Tuesday afternoon takes up two matters deferred from early meetings and which are of interest to a lot of current and former American Airlines employees. One is the request from the American Independent Cockpit Alliance, a group of ex-TWA pilots, for an official committee to represent their interests. They […]

Travelport counterclaims against American Airlines likely to go forward in court

Travelport filed papers Monday saying that no party, including American Airlines, objected to its request to be allowed to pursue legal action against American in their fight over ticket distribution. The deadline for objections was 4 p.m. EST Friday. Travelport said nobody objected, in advance of the Jan. 27 omnibus hearing on a number of […]

Court approves list of ‘ordinary course of business’ professionals that AMR and American Airlines can continue using

We had a story in Saturday’s newspaper about all the professionals that American Airlines and AMR want to hire to help them with their Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But AMR, American and the various subsidiaries also needed court approval to keep on using all the professionals that they retain in the ordinary course of business, independent […]

State court postpones Sabre lawsuit at American Airlines’ request

Sabre said Friday that a Texas state court in Fort Worth has delayed American Airlines’ lawsuit against Sabre, as well as Sabre’s counterclaims against American. Sabre said American had requested the delay because the Nov. 29 bankruptcy filing by American and parent AMR. “We are disappointed with the extension, as it yet again delays the […]

PBGC asks court to order AMR to produce documents, testimony about American Airlines pensions

The federal agency that safeguards pension is seeking to compel AMR Corp. to provide testimony and documents connected to the four major American Airlines Inc. employee pension plans. Attorneys for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. filed a motion in a New York federal bankruptcy court Thursday asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane to order AMR, […]