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Pilot labor dispute dogs American Airlines flights

Delays, cancellations hit Logan passengers

Delays and canceled flights have rankled American Airlines passengers in recent days, including at Logan International Airport, as a labor dispute between the embattled air carrier and its pilots wages on.

Data from, which tracks airline arrivals and departures, show that since mid-September, American has canceled roughly 2 percent of its flights leaving Logan, and more than 3 percent of those landing in Boston. Typically, a 1 percent cancellation rate is considered poor. The airline has experienced a number of excessive delays, with 95 out of more than 600 inbound and outbound flights stalled for 45 minutes or more.

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