American Airlines to match Delta's pay

Photo by: American Airlines
Photo by: American Airlines

(Fort Worth, TX) -- The CEO of American Airlines is telling pilots that it will match Delta's pay increases.

Delta's pilots ratified a four-year contract last week with 34-percent in cumulative raises.

CEO Robert Isom promised the "same profit-sharing formula" to the airline's own pilots in a Tuesday message, as well as better scheduling.

This comes as airlines labor unions are searching out big pay increases after contract talk slumped during the pandemic.