Little impact for fliers from American Chapter 11
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
CHICAGO (AP) - American Airlines says it will keep operating flights, honoring tickets and taking reservations in the aftermath of today's filing for bankruptcy protection.
But the new head of its parent company says the airline may reduce its flight schedule "modestly."
Some American travelers today say they're nervous. One woman who landed in Chicago on an American flight from Orlando says she'd be "less likely to book with them" because of fears that the airline wouldn't keep flying.
The only risk to passengers is if the restructuring fails, the airline ultimately liquidates and ceases to fly. Still, many travelers are protected in that case if they bought tickets with a credit card.
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