In a hotline message sent out to pilots on Friday night, the Allied Pilots Association said the negotiating committee has met with management 26 of the last 28 days.
"In characterizing the negotiations, the committee notes that progress continues and that the pace of negotiations has not slowed," the message said. "However, as is often the case, the important final issues take a bit longer to conclude."
The APA board of directors also adjourned its meeting on Friday afternoon after discussing the status of the contract talks.
American said last week that it hoped to have a tentative agreement with the pilots by November 1 so the APA board could decide whether or not to allow a ratification vote. However, the two sides have not yet reached a deal.