At American, for instance, "We added extra sections, quickly repositioned aircraft, moved countless crew members to have them ready and in position and networked with vendors to ensure they could transport our crews into airports to be ready to fly," said spokesman Kent Powell. "(There was) a ton of orchestration the public never gets to see."

-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.

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