Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News
American Airlines and its pilots do not yet have a new contract, but there are signs of progress.
American Airlines and its pilots union were both hoping to reach a deal by the end of week, but they still don’t have one.
In a message sent out Friday night, the Allied Pilots Association said the union's negotiating committee met with management every day this week and for 26 of the past 28 days.
The APA said "progress continues" and that "the pace of negotiations has not slowed."
The statement said the negotiating committee is "burning the midnight oil," saying that the "important final issues take a bit longer to conclude."
Still, it's a good sign that the two sides could reach a deal soon.