LABOR: Flights Canceled

Touching down at Boston's Logan Airport in the small hours one morning last week after a flight from New York, American Airlines Flight 116 routinely rolled to the terminal, discharged 62 passengers. Then, in a grim departure from routine, the DC-6—strikebound American's last flight—rolled away to join 194 other planes already grounded indefinitely at airports around the U.S. Unable to reach agreement on a new contract covering its 1,500 American Airlines members, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. Air Line Pilots Association highest salaried and most intensively trained of all U.S. unions, had struck the...

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