"Those are happily cancelled — you can tear them up!”

In a message from American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom, the pair cheerfully touted the upcoming passage of the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, which notably passed both the House and Senate this past week without a single Republican vote.

“Once that happened, it will extend the commitment that all U.S.-based American Airlines team members will continue to receive pay and benefits through Sept. 30, 2021,” the message said. “For our 13,000 colleagues who received Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notices last month, those are happily cancelled — you can tear them up!”