American Airlines has reportedly canceled hundreds of flights
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(WJW) – Those planning to travel over the Halloween weekend should be careful with their flight schedule, as American Airlines reportedly canceled at least 800 fights on Friday and Saturday, according to the FlightAware tracker.
Flights have been affected nationwide, not at a single hub, although the airline told FOX TV stations the cancellations were due to weather issues in Dallas linked to personnel issues.
“To make sure that we take care of our customers and that we do the planning of our crews, we have adjusted our operations in recent days this month by proactively canceling some flights,” said the COO. David Seymour at FOX in a statement Saturday. “We are taking this step to minimize any inconvenience as much as possible. “
The company, which like all other airlines laid off many of its employees during the pandemic, plans to hire more people as the holidays accelerate.
Earlier in October, Southwest Airlines also had to cancel numerous flights due to a similar situation.
According to Seymour, those affected by the most recent cancellations could have been re-let.
“We apologize for having to make these changes,” he said in a statement.
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