American Airlines Sends Layoff Warnings to Thousands

American Airlines layoffs
American Airlines layoffs

By Karen Jacobs

American Airlines said Tuesday that it has notified more than 11,000 workers that they could lose their jobs as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, and said it was cutting flights by 1 to 2 percent for the rest of September and October.

The U.S. carrier expects fewer than 40 percent of those it sent notices to, or 4,400 people, will actually be laid off in November and December, spokesman Bruce Hicks said.