American Airlines to Pay Pilots Triple to Work Flights Dropped in Computer Glitch

American Airlines Group will pay pilots triple their normal wages to work flights that were mistakenly dropped because of a computer glitch, the union that represents American’s pilots said.

The Allied Pilots Association union said Wednesday that its board ratified an agreement with the airline that includes the extra pay for trips affected by an issue with an airline scheduling platform over the weekend. The system had mistakenly allowed pilots to drop thousands of future trips early Saturday morning, leaving as many as 12,075 July flights without a captain or first officer, or both, the union had said.