American Airlines glitch causes 15,000 grounded flights

Passengers on one of the biggest airlines in the US could be going nowhere for Christmas.

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    Passengers on one of the biggest airlines in the US could be going nowhere for Christmas.

    American Airlines is scrambling to find pilots for 15,000 flights after managers promised time off for too many crew members.

    They are being enticed with extra pay to get back on board over the busy holiday period.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.


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