American Airlines and United pare flights as delays and cancellations surge

American Airlines and United pare flights as delays and cancellations surge

Airlines in the U.S. are struggling to meet a surge in consumer demand for domestic and international air travel as they face acute worker shortages, including in the cockpit. American Airlines on Thursday said it is dropping service to four small cities in Iowa, New York and Ohio because it doesn't have enough pilots to captain planes. "In response to the regional pilot shortage affecting the airline industry, American Airlines has made the difficult decision to end service in Dubuque, Iowa, Islip and Ithaca, New York, and Toledo, Ohio," the carrier said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch. The service change takes effect September 7. American Airlines said it will contact customers scheduled to travel to these destinations after the cut-off date to help them make alternate arrangements. American Airlines …
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