Hundreds Of American Airlines Flights In December Lack Pilots Written 1 December 2017

Reuters reports that “a few hundred” American Airlines flights in December do not have pilots assigned to them, “the company said on Thursday, after a scheduling error gave too many pilots time off.” The Allied Pilots Association (APA) estimated the initial number of flights without pilots at 15,000, but “American said it expects the number to continue to decrease over the next several days as more pilots agree to operate flights during the busy holiday period.” American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said that the airline has “more reserve pilots on hand in December than normal months, and they provide us with the ability to fly many of the trips that are currently uncovered.” Miller said that American has not “canceled any scheduled flights in December.” However, the APA has disputed American’s numbers, and spokesman Dennis Tajer said, “In fact, thousands of flights are still listed as unassigned.”
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