68 pilots choose to retire from American Airlines this month

After two months of 100-plus pilot retirements, only 68 pilots decided to retire from American Airlines on Monday.

American Airlines spokeswoman Missy Cousino said that the November pilot retirements are not anticipated to have an effect on the Fort Worth-based carrier’s schedule.

“A number of steps have been taken over the last few months to mitigate staffing shortages as a result of the higher pilot retirements in September and October,” Cousino said.

American has already cut capacity by 3 percent for its winter flight schedule to adjust to the higher-than-usual number of pilot retirements. On average, about a dozen pilots retire from American each month.
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