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VOL. 127 | NO. 186 | Monday, September 24, 2012

American Airlines Apologizes to Passengers for Flight Problems

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DALLAS (AP) – American Airlines is apologizing to its best customers for the recent increase in delayed and canceled flights.

The airline sent e-mail messages Friday to members of its AAdvantage loyalty program saying it was sorry for the inconvenience.

AAdvantage president Suzanne L. Rubin says the airline stand ready to help customers.

American, based in Fort Worth, Texas, blames an increase in delays and cancelations on a surge of maintenance requests files by crews and by an uptick in pilots calling in sick. The pilots' union says there is no organized sickout or work slowdown.

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MORTGAGES 94 225 4,615
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 25 706
BUILDING PERMITS 170 538 9,806
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BUSINESS LICENSES 40 113 2,004
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 89 1,213
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