American Lands Maintenance Deal

Bucking an industry trend toward outsourcing, American Airlines unveiled a deal Wednesday to provide maintenance on 29 airplanes operated by Latin American carriers.

Called Southwest Airlines executives "hypocritical" for campaigning for the repeal of the Wright Amendment, which restricts long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field, while insisting on keeping the Love Field Master Plan, which restricts that airport to 32 gates.

Dismissed ads being run in Chicago by United Airlines, which say American's cabins have been cramped ever since American started adding more seats to its airplanes.

"I think those ads are misleading," Arpey said, adding that he doubts that they are having much effect on ticket sales.

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