American Airlines pilots approve sweetened labor deal with big raises

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An American Airlines plane takes off from the Miami International Airport on May 02, 2023 in Miami, Florida. 
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American Airlines pilots approved a sweetened labor deal, making the carrier the second major U.S. airline to seal a new contract with its highest-paid work group.

The more than 15,000 pilots at American will get immediate raises of 21% with compensation rising more than 46% over the duration of the contract, their union said Monday.

Delta Air Lines pilots ratified a new agreement earlier this year.

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