American Airlines had canceled a huge number of flights on Sunday. The reason that they gave behind the cancellation of so many of their flights is that they are facing a shortage of staff and members of crew staff that are essential to the operation of the flight. Next, they said that some flights had been canceled because of the maintenance issues and problems that they are facing.
When we look at the statistics, we find that they canceled around 6% of the flights that in actual number accounts for 180 flights on the weekend that is Sunday.
“The bad weather, combined with the labor shortages some of our vendors are contending with and the incredibly quick ramp-up of customer demand, has led us to build in additional resilience and certainty to our operation by adjusting a fraction of our scheduled flying through mid-July,” said American Airlines spokeswoman Sarah Jantz in a statement. “We made targeted changes with the goal of impacting the fewest number of customers by adjusting flights in markets where we have multiple options for re-accommodation.
The debate and decisions are going to be taking place among American Airlines for some time now. There had been varied opinions and so many discussions going on about this. All the info had not been made public yet. The airlines might be offering overtime in advance to the staff. Many of the staff had not been able to get their hours covered because of the bad weather and the cancellation of so many flights.
“They’re trying to put a Band-Aid on something that needs stitches,” said Tajer, who is also a Boeing 737 captain.