There was a little confusion Wednesday afternoon on what date exactly U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane would issue his Section 1113 ruling.
Initially, the pilots union in its hotline message to members said it expected the ruling to be delayed until August 8.
And then American Airlines senior vice president Denise Lynn said in a letter to employees that the judge would rule one week after the pilots vote concluded and the vote was expected to take six weeks.
After talking witih Allied Pilots Association spokesman Gregg Overman, the pilots votes will be tallied on August 8 and the judge will rule on August 15 if consensual agreements with American's pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and store clerks unions are not reached by then.
Of course, the Section 1113 ruling was first expected to occur in early May and then May 23 and then June 6, June 22 and most recently, June 29. We'll see if this latest deadline sticks.