American Airlines had a glitch that allowed pilots to drop 12,000 flights and the company will have to pay big bucks to reschedule them
· Jul 6, 2022 ·

I kinda got a liiitttle bitty feeling that American Airlines is probably gonna fire its IT guy:

At least 12,000 scheduled American Airlines flights didn't have pilots after a glitch in the airline's scheduling system allowed flight crew to drop July assignments.

On Friday night, American's trip-trade system allowed flight crews to opt out of some of their scheduled flights, according to a statement by the Allied Pilots Association, the union that represents American Airlines pilots.

  • The union said the airline reinstated about 80% of the scheduled trips — without an agreement from the pilots.
  • The airline and union are now discussing additional pay for pilots whose dropped trips were reinstated, the Allied Pilots Association said.

Live look at American shelling out to the union:

Far from being gracious about it, meanwhile, the union was a little bit savage about the whole thing:

"Once again, AA's operational mismanagement is at the heart of an issue that will soon go public," Ed Sicher, the president of the Allied Pilots Association, said in the union's statement.


Good luck with all that, American Airlines!

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