GRAPEVINE (1080 KRLD) - American Airlines pilots staged a protest at DFW Airport Wednesday afternoon.
The pilots represented by the Allied Pilots Association stood on the curb across the entire length of Terminal D, holding signs that read, “it’s time.”
Among other things, the pilots are demanding more reliable scheduling.
“We're missing time from home. We're missing days off,” says Capt. Dennis Tajer, spokesman, Allied Pilots Association.
The pilots say talks have gone on for too long, and it’s past time to reach a deal.
“It's been a year of talks,” says Capt. Tajer. “They haven't gone very well; and as of late, American hasn't proposed any ideas.”
Tajer says it’s past time for a deal to get done with the airline,
“We have ideas; we have solutions,” Tajer says. “We're in talks now, and American is in a crisis of operational reliability and financial performance, and we can be a part of that solution.”