Aviation Industry

American Airlines working to fix glitch that left thousands of holiday flights without pilots


American Airlines is rushing to ensure that thousands of December flights aren"™t affected by a scheduling error that left the nation"™s largest carrier without enough pilots assigned to work during the busy holiday season.

As many as 15,000 flights between Dec. 17 and the end of the year could be affected by the issue, according to the Allied Pilots Association, the union representing more than 15,000 American pilots. American did not confirm the number put forward by the union or issue its own estimate on the number of affected flights.

"We are working diligently to address the issue and expect to avoid cancellations this holiday season," the Fort Worth-based company said in a statement. "We will work with the APA to take care of our pilots and ensure we get our customers to where they need to go over the holidays”…

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Fuente: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/american-airlines/2017/11/29/american-airlines-working-correct-glitch-left-scores-flights-without-pilots

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