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Many Cancelled Flights for American Airlines

Staffing shortages that have been the result of unhappy pilots who are calling in sick have been a primary cause of cancelled flights for American Airlines.  While the airline blames a “number of factors” they have decided to cut their flight schedule for the remainder of September and all of October by 1% to 2%.  Bruce Hicks, a spokesperson for the airline, said that the cancellations are due in part to pilots calling in sick and maintenance reports being filed by flight crews.

 

On Sunday and Monday, American cancelled more flights than any other airline.  However, Hicks says that the airline is constantly evaluating their flight schedule based on available staff, operational resources, and seasonal patterns.  Just a few days ago, American imposed cost-cutting action on its pilots, which included outsourcing additional flying jobs to other airlines.  Allied Pilots Association spokesperson Tom Hoban said the union has not sanctioned a sickout, but they are voting on potential strike action.

 

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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