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August 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
American Airlines Trial Nears End: The airline's chairman, Robert Crandall, was portrayed as both a ruthless bully and a creative industry leader by lawyers making final arguments in a $3-billion predatory-pricing trial. American is accused by Northwest and Continental airlines of trying to crush weaker competitors, especially those teetering on bankruptcy, with last summer's "value pricing" plan and an ensuing half-price ticket sale.
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March 6, 1997 | From Washington Post
American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall said Wednesday that he does not see how a compromise can be reached on a critical contract issue with the Allied Pilots Assn., which will be free to strike the airline in mid-April at the end of a government-ordered cooling-off period.
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BUSINESS
February 14, 1997 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall had softened his renowned tough edges, he's proving he still plays hardball when it comes to labor costs. Despite a pilots strike threatened for tonight that would force American's grounding, throw the U.S. travel system into turmoil and cost American $50 million a day, Crandall and the airline are standing firm in contract negotiations with the Allied Pilots Assn., the union for American's 9,300 pilots.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1997 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just when it seemed American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall had softened his renowned tough edges, he's proving he still plays hardball when it comes to labor costs. Despite a pilots strike threatened for tonight that would force American's grounding, throw the U.S. travel system into turmoil and cost American $50 million a day, Crandall and the airline are standing firm in contract negotiations with the Allied Pilots Assn., the union for American's 9,300 pilots.
BUSINESS
March 6, 1997 | From Washington Post
American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall said Wednesday that he does not see how a compromise can be reached on a critical contract issue with the Allied Pilots Assn., which will be free to strike the airline in mid-April at the end of a government-ordered cooling-off period.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1986 | ROBERT E. DALLOS
Thomas G. Plaskett, American Airlines' senior vice president-marketing, has been elected president and chief executive of Continental Airlines, it was announced Tuesday. Plaskett, one of the airline industry's most highly regarded executives, was named this year by Fortune magazine as one of the nation's 10 most-wanted managers. He is credited with having created American's frequent flyer program, the first in the industry.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal jury Tuesday cleared American Airlines of allegations that it tried to force rivals Continental and Northwest out of business last year by slashing fares in an unprecedented price war. Deliberating less than three hours, the jury in Galveston, Tex., said it failed to get past the first of six test questions posed by U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent: whether American intended to monopolize certain airline markets with its cut-rate fares.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
USAir Group Inc. said Seth Schofield will stay on as chief executive and chairman until the company concludes talks with AMR Corp. and UAL Corp. Schofield announced his resignation in early September. . . . American Airlines Chairman Robert Crandall said he would favor lifting a government ban on complete foreign ownership of U.S. airlines if American carriers could get better access to foreign markets. . . . Stewart Enterprises Inc.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1987
AMR, which owns American Airlines, had been reported to be involved in talks aimed at a possible acquisition of troubled Pan American World Airways. AMR has a marketing agreement with Pan American that gives it the right of first refusal in any takeover of Pan Am. An American spokesman said the company was making the announcement at this time because Chairman Robert Crandall was about to conduct annual employee conferences and wanted to "clear the air." Meanwhile, Pan Am Chairman C.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal jury Tuesday cleared American Airlines of allegations that it tried to force rivals Continental and Northwest out of business last year by slashing fares in an unprecedented price war. Deliberating less than three hours, the jury in Galveston, Tex., said it failed to get past the first of six test questions posed by U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent: whether American intended to monopolize certain airline markets with its cut-rate fares.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
American Airlines Trial Nears End: The airline's chairman, Robert Crandall, was portrayed as both a ruthless bully and a creative industry leader by lawyers making final arguments in a $3-billion predatory-pricing trial. American is accused by Northwest and Continental airlines of trying to crush weaker competitors, especially those teetering on bankruptcy, with last summer's "value pricing" plan and an ensuing half-price ticket sale.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1986 | ROBERT E. DALLOS
Thomas G. Plaskett, American Airlines' senior vice president-marketing, has been elected president and chief executive of Continental Airlines, it was announced Tuesday. Plaskett, one of the airline industry's most highly regarded executives, was named this year by Fortune magazine as one of the nation's 10 most-wanted managers. He is credited with having created American's frequent flyer program, the first in the industry.
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