If you have summer plans to catch a plane, you might want to listen up.
American Airlines is stopping service to 4 cities in its flying arsenal come September 7th.
Like SO many other businesses, they are having a hard time getting people to work.
In this case, it’s pilots. There aren’t pilots available to fully staff all their flights.
We have 100 regional aircraft on the ground that we want to fly but can’t due to lack of regional pilots — Like many network carriers, we have reduced our regional flying in recent months in response to the regional pilot shortage.Brian Metham, American Airlines Spokesperson
According to Yahoo News, all 4 of the affected cities are currently being served by AA’s regional affiliates. They currently have no more than two daily flights. These flights all go to larger hubs.
That means, unless your destination was at the larger hub, you would have had to connect to another plane to get to where you are going.
Now, American Airlines has said that it will continue flights to airports that are within 100 miles of these airports. So you should still have no problems getting to your ultimate destination.
You just may have to drive a little way.
If this is the case, you might have problems getting a rental car — but just plan ahead.
American Airlines already had to cancel flights this summer — which I’m sure the affected passengers loved.
But now, they are just going to be stopping service to Islip, NY; Ithaca, NY; Toledo, OH; and Dubuque, IA.
Hopefully, this doesn’t mess up your summer plans too much.