So that really caught my eye... CNN reports that American Airlines says now "only a few hundred" flights don't have pilots.
Seriously? Don't they need those?
Yes, of course. But due to a computer scheduling glitch, American gave all its pilots who asked for time off the time they wanted. Sweet! Except that left them with 15, 000 flights with no one scheduled to fly the plane.
The airline reportedly has offered 150% of their usual pay, but that offer reportedly violates their union contract.
The good news is at this point, there are only a few hundred of those 15,000 flights still needing a pilot.
And they haven't canceled anything. At least not yet.
After a scheduling glitch left thousands of December flights without pilots, American Airlines says now "only a few hundred" flights don't have pilots. So far, the carrier hasn't canceled any flights. https://t.co/UHAhLkiJ4J pic.twitter.com/Vbjzmjhtwh— CNN (@CNN) November 30, 2017
Of course, this is happening during the holidays... from Dec 17th through New Year's Eve. And it could RUIN people's holiday plans--
We know that travel during the holiday season is very important and we fully expect to avoid cancellations.— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) November 29, 2017
American Airlines hasn't made this big a logistical mistake during the holidays since that one time they put Kevin McAllister on the LGA flight without a boarding pass. pic.twitter.com/YqQ5TgmKMw— Ryan S. (@JustJettingThru) November 29, 2017
American Airlines accidently giving all of their pilots Christmas off is one of my favorite things to happen this year like how are the pilots even going to get home to their families without other pilots to fly them there— Blaise Schaefer (@blaiseschaefer) November 29, 2017