Error in the program component of the vacation schedules of American Airlines, left thousands of flights of the carrier without pilots in the second half of December. This was stated by the pilots Union Allied Pilots Association, according to Reuters.
The program erroneously sent on vacation most of the pilots of American Airlines. According to the Union, the lack of crew members could disrupt 15 thousand flights in the period from 17 to 31 December, the peak Christmas traffic.
The program failure was discovered on November 24, but the company still has not contacted the Union to resolve the situation.
American Airlines said that take steps to rectify the situation. In particular, pilots of certain flights in the Christmas period the proposed allowance of 150% of their ordinary time pay.
American Airlines is the largest airline in the world by number of passengers carried and fleet size. It performs more than 6,7 thousand flights. The company employs more than 110 thousand people.
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