>Will they continue to be a part of AAdvantage?
>One of the articles points the fingers at AA's pilots,
>they opposed their airline's request to extend the
>agreement with Midway
Correct. Letter Y of current AA/APA contract states: "The Company will not, without the concurrence of APA: 1. Extend either the Miday or Reno AAdvantage Agreements beyond April 30, 2001.
APA's "leadership" has shown that for the past 10+ years it will not agree to anything beneficial to "AA management" without being forced into doing so by outside third parties.
>...because they saw it as a threat to their job security. Hmm...
It may not have a sound economic basis, but that is the official APA "leadership" position.
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