American Airlines stumbles on path to recovery - Article Photos 1/4

FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, file photo, two unidentified American Airlines passengers talk to a customer service representative, center in Miami. Just weeks ago, American Airlines was working its way through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history, but then, domestic traffic fell by 7.1 percent in September from the same month a year earlier. No other major airline experienced a drop like that. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)