My recent nonstop flight was delayed 6 hours, and ultimately cancelled. The reason for the delay was that they allegedly could not procure a pilot to fly the plane. Yes, I'm serious. No weather delay/issue, no aircraft delay/issue, no problems at either airport. Just simply that the pilot had reached his/her apparently self-appointed allotment of flying hours for the week and went home. Lovely. As a result, AA put us up in a ridiculously rundown and simply awful Airport Sheraton (trust me, this was no ordinary Sheraton. If I had been alone I would not have felt safe there.) We slept 2.0 hours and returned back to the airport at 3:30 AM for our rescheduled travel which would take us essentially the entire day to arrive home. This is the final American Airlines travel issue for me. No more. There is a reason why they are consistently rated so poorly.