‘Still Bad:’ American Airlines Problems Continue as Hundreds More Flights Canceled

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American Airlines canceled hundreds of further flights connected Nov. 1 arsenic the institution struggled with problems it attributed to precocious winds successful Texas.

Some 261 flights were axed aboriginal Monday, according to interior information obtained by The Epoch Times. Nearly 1,000 were canceled connected Sunday.

“Better than yesterday but inactive bad,” Capt. Dennis Tajer, a spokesperson for the Allied Pilots Association, told The Epoch Times successful an email connected Monday morning.

The national represents pilots who alert for American Airlines.

The issues started precocious past week erstwhile the Dallas-Fort Worth country was deed by upwind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, David Seymour, American’s main operating officer, told employees successful a memorandum obtained by The Epoch Times.

The upwind drove cancellations and led to staffing shortages due to the fact that unit members ended up extracurricular of their regular formation sequences, helium added.

An American spokeswoman told The Epoch Times successful an email that the issues were not related to American’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a presumption echoed by Tajer.

American said the problems would beryllium resolved soon, aided by workers returning from permission and a hiring blitz crossed assorted positions.

The national said the upwind did origin problems but blamed American for the bulk of the cancellations, noting that the upwind was wide practically each weekend.

“Management is failing to link pilots and formation attendants to the airplanes galore days aft the tempest passes,” Tajer said.

American did not respond to a petition for remark connected Monday.

In summation to the cancellations, astir 166 American flights were delayed connected Nov. 1, according to tracking website FlightAware.

Southwest besides canceled a tiny fig of flights. Some 79 were axed Monday, representing 2 percent of the flights scheduled for the day, with different 4 percent delayed, according to FlightAware.

Southwest did not respond to a petition for comment.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration told The Epoch Times connected Sunday that the bureau was alert the cancelations but referred remark to the airlines.

Jack Phillips contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber

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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.

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