The Allied Pilots Association (APA) went to U.S. District Court yesterday, hoping to get its proposed plan for merging the seniority list of American Airlines? Pilots with that of Trans World Airlines (TWA)---which American acquired last April. The APA, which represents American?s pilots, has proposed a merged seniority list that puts the highest ranked TWA pilot below approximately 2,500 of their own members who have all worked fewer years. The much larger Air Line Pilots Association, representing the pilots at TWA, has called the proposed list and abomination and is expected to contest the APA?s court filing.
See TERRY MAXON, The Dallas Morning News, February 20, 2002