After the cancellation of 342 flights on Friday and 543 on Saturday, American Airlines canceled another 634 flights this Sunday, More than 12% of the total activities planned for the day, the company said. A CNN report.
Airlines have canceled more than 1,500 flights in the last 48 hours due to bad weather.
CEO of American AirlinesIn a note to staff on Saturday, David Seymour said problems began Thursday with strong winds that reduced capacity at its main center, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and that crew members were leaving their posts for their next flight.
The northeastern part of the country has also been affected by bad weather since mid-week.
“With the extra weather across the system, our staff is starting to dwindle as crew members get around outside of their regular flight queues,” Seymour wrote.
According to the company’s chief operating officer, most customers ’bookings were changed on the same day, and he expects operations to streamline soon.
But on Twitter, the airline had to respond to dozens of customers who complained about the lack of service and the cancellation of the flight.
According to FlightAware, A flight tracker, 738 flights were delayed on Friday, nearly a quarter of American’s major operations, and 342 canceled.
Airlines face staffing problems after the Govt crisis
Was initially severely affected by the epidemic Govit-19, Airlines have taken steps to reduce staff in anticipation and encouragement of voluntary retirement or temporary leave.
Currently facing shortage problems as demand has increased again. With a small staff, it can be very difficult to find an alternative when there are problems with bad weather and teams being relocated elsewhere.
But according to American Airlines, 1,800 flight attendants will return from vacation this Monday, while others will return to work on December 1.