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Allied Pilots Association: “Pilots and Passengers Are in This Together”

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 25, 2017) – The Allied Pilots Association (APA) responded to the NAACP announcement of a travel advisory by affirming its commitment to passenger service.

“We are hopeful that American Airlines and the NAACP are able to reach a prompt resolution that addresses the NAACP’s concerns,” said APA President Captain Daniel F. Carey. “As pilots, we understand that air travel can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. We want every American Airlines passenger to know that we will always do our best to provide you with the service and respect that you deserve.

“Ultimately, pilots and passengers are in this together, and we all want the same thing: a safe, reliable, comfortable travel experience,” he said. “We will continue striving to uphold those values and to have our passengers’ backs.”

Founded in 1963, the Allied Pilots Association — the largest independent pilots union in the United States — is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. APA represents the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, including several hundred pilots on full-time military leave of absence serving in the armed forces. The union’s website is AlliedPilots.org. American Airlines is the world’s largest passenger airline.

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