American Airlines stumbles on path to recovery - Article Photos 1/5

This Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, photo shows an American Airlines aircraft taking off at Miami International Airport 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/Alan Diaz)