By David Koenig
DALLAS — There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots, which appears to have caused a spike in canceled and delayed flights.
American officials have been saying they wanted to resume negotiations on a new labor contract, and they put that in writing this week at the request of the pilots’ union.
A union spokesman said the group’s board will meet Wednesday to decide on the next step.
Pilots and management at American have been bickering for years, but the conflict came to a head this month when a federal bankruptcy judge allowed the airline to break its contract with pilots.
American set new pay and work rules that could lead to outsourcing more flying to other airlines.