Computer Glitch Leaves Thousands of Scheduled American Airlines Flights Without Pilots Over Christmas Week

By  //  November 30, 2017

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American Airlines working quickly to solve the issue

Thousands of scheduled American Airlines flights are currently without pilots during the busiest travel season of the year.(American Airlines image)

(FOX NEWS) – Thousands of scheduled American Airlines flights are currently without pilots during the busiest travel season of the year.

The sudden shortage is being blamed on a glitch in the computer system that bids for pilots’ time off based on seniority, the Allied Pilots Association Union said.

More than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17-31 have been affected, Reuters reported.

American Airlines is working quickly to solve the issue, which was created when a system malfunction showed that American had pilots scheduled for flights when it didn’t.

 

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