American Airlines pilots picket outside O'Hare

September 20, 2012 1:41:42 PM PDT
American Airlines and American Eagle say they will cancel 300 flights this week to cope with a high number of pilots reporting sick and an increase in maintenance reports filed by crews.

The pilots planned to hold an informational picket outside American terminals 2 and 3 until 5 p.m.

American's pilots are the last major group who have yet to sign a new contract since the airline went into bankruptcy last November.

American Airlines has already cancelled nearly 300 future flights to avoid disruptions during the dispute.