A glitch in American Airlines’ staffing systems left 12,000 flights without pilots between July 3 and the end of the month – as fed-up travelers face mounting flight cancelations and delays across the globe.
According to the Allied Pilots Association, over 12,000 flights were scheduled with nobody to fly them after staff ditched their flights en masse due to the operational error in the system.
An American Airlines spokesperson told DailyMail.com in a statement that the airline does not expect any ‘operational impact’ because of the glitch.
It claimed most of the affected flights have now been staffed – but did not give an exact number as to how many remain pilot-less.
In a leaked APA message to Los Angeles’ based crew members, union officials told pilots that the airline…
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