American dials back late fall and winter flights

FORT WORTH, TX

Fort Worth-based American on Monday cited uncertainty over the economy and high fuel costs.

The flight schedule change will reduce the airline's mainline capacity in the fourth quarter by about 3 percent -- compared to a year earlier. The anticipation of pilot retirements in the fourth quarter also was a factor in the schedule change.

American in July ordered 460 fuel-efficient jets Airbus and Boeing. The carrier anticipates receiving the new Airbus and Boeing jets in 2013.

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