FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, Captain Mike McClellan, ORD Domicile Chairman of the Allied Pilots Association left, joins over 200 American Airline pilots marching on a picket line at O'Hare International Airport, in Chicago. There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots that appears to be causing a spike in canceled and delayed flights. American formally asked the pilots' union Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, to resume negotiations on a new labor contract. A spokesman said the union board will meet Wednesday to decide on the next step. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, Captain Mike McClellan, ORD Domicile Chairman of the Allied Pilots Association left, joins over 200 American Airline pilots marching on a picket line at O'Hare International Airport, in Chicago. There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots that appears to be causing a spike in canceled and delayed flights. American formally asked the pilots' union Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, to resume negotiations on a new labor contract. A spokesman said the union board will meet Wednesday to decide on the next step. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
FILE- In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, file photo, Captain Mike McClellan, ORD Domicile Chairman of the Allied Pilots Association left, joins over 200 American Airline pilots marching on a picket line at O'Hare International Airport, in Chicago. There could be progress in breaking the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots that appears to be causing a spike in canceled and delayed flights. American formally asked the pilots' union Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, to resume negotiations on a new labor contract. A spokesman said the union board will meet Wednesday to decide on the next step. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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