American Labor Dispute Hits Lambert Airport

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NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) – Nearly 200 American Airlines passengers were stuck in St. Louis after a flight headed to Boston was diverted to Lambert Airport.

"They said they needed to inspect the seats on the plane, and none of us were surprised," Greg Burdette said.

The airline is in a labor dispute with its pilots union.

Contract negotiations resumed Wednesday.

"I was thinking this was all a part of the game the airline is playing in this labor dispute," Burdette said.

According to a spokesman with American Airlines, there has been an "increase" in flight delays during the dispute.

The airline said the stranded passengers would receive a full refund or be placed on another flight free of charge.

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