American Airlines Cancels 1,600 Flights
American Airlines has announced on Sunday that it has canceled over 1,600 flights over three days due to bad weather and a shortage of flight attendants.
American Airlines announced, Saturday, the cancelation of more than 1,600 flights over the weekend due to staff shortages and unfavorable weather conditions.
The US airline said it canceled 800 flights on Sunday and more than 900 flights on both Saturday and Friday.
FlightAware, a flight tracking site, reported that more than 1,000 flights were delayed since Friday.
"With additional weather [conditions] throughout the system, our staffing begins to run tight as crew members end up out of their regular flight sequences," the airline said in a statement.
Heading towards the busy holiday travel season, carriers are working to hire more employees.
Earlier in October, Southwest canceled more than 2,000 flights after disruptions that included weather problems and staffing shortages.
As a condition of receiving billions in federal aid, airlines were prohibited from laying off workers during the pandemic, but that didn't stop them from encouraging tens of thousands of workers to willingly leave.