WASHINGTON—American Airlines’ recent removal of the Boeing 737 MAX from its schedules for two more weeks was made to ease the carrier’s pilot and cabin-crew bidding process, rather than due to signs of continued delay in getting the grounded fleet cleared to fly, CEO Doug Parker said. “We’ve now moved the date to which we’re selling seats back to Sept. 3,” Parker said at the airline’s annual shareholder meeting June 12. “No one should ...

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