(KCEN) -- Negotiators for American Airlines and its pilots are sitting down at the bargaining table.
This, as customers continue to experience flight delays and cancellations.
The pilots are reportedly more positive going into this round of negotiations after they shot down the company's last offer in August.
They insist they're fighting for job security, fair pay and retirement benefits.
And American is under even more pressure to ink an agreement by the end of December.
That's because a judge will open up the bankruptcy process to hear merger offers from other airlines.