American Airlines cancels hundreds of amid staff shortages

From CBS Evening News:

“American Airlines, canceled hundreds of flights over Father’s Day weekend.

In a statement, American Airlines blamed the disruptions in part on “unprecedented weather,” saying, “We never want to disappoint, and feel these schedule adjustments will help … minimize surprises at the airport.”

“With all due respect, weather is always going to be there. That’s not going to cause hundreds of cancelations unless there’s a typhoon,” CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg said.

“You have problems with staffing, you have problems with trainings, you have a problem with logistics, and the numbers are just getting worse and worse,” Greenberg continued.

American Airlines says the remainder of their furloughed pilots won’t be fully ready to fly until at least the end of the month.”

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