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American Airlines, Southwest Warn of Jet Fuel Delivery Delay

  • Delays expected through mid-August, American says in memo
  • Snarls in U.S. trucking, supply chains spark fuel bottlenecks
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American Airlines Group Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. are carrying extra jet fuel on some flights and considering adding stops to other routes to pick up fuel as snarls in U.S. trucking and supply chains delay deliveries to small and mid-sized airports across the country.

The delays are expected to continue through mid-August, American told its pilots in a memo Monday. Aviators were told to use all conservation measures when possible and cautioned that carrying added fuel will result in heavier aircraft when landing.