American Airlines Scrambles To Fill Holiday Pilot Shortage

If you’re planning to fly American Airlines this holiday season, they may be getting ready to Grinch you. That’s because the airline is scrambling to fill a holiday pilot shortage. How did that happen? Company officials say a computer glitch didn’t alert anyone that so many pilots would be off on vacation.

Now, they’re scrambling to fill the void. A spokesman for the nation's largest airline said today American is offering pilots 150% of hourly pay to work open dates during the busy travel period.

The airline said it's working diligently to avoid canceling flights, but if you’re planning to fly out of American’s biggest hubs such as New York, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago's O'Hare…be warned, your flight could be affected.


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