Some airline pilots offered triple pay through Fourth of July weekend

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Airline travel this Fourth of July weekend is predicted to hit pandemic-era highs. The question: will there be enough pilots to fly the planes? That’s why Piedmont and Envoy, both subsidiaries of American Airlines, confirm they’re offering triple pay to pilots on their days off in July. A Piedmont spokesperson said, … Read more

Airlines Hiring Anyone Who Looks Good In Crisp Uniform To Offset Pilot Shortage

FORT WORTH, TX—In an effort to address widespread staffing shortfalls related to the ongoing economic downturn, several major airlines announced plans Thursday to just hire anyone who looks good in a crisp pilot uniform. “If you look great in a freshly starched shirt and big captain’s hat, we will hire you on the spot, no … Read more

American Airlines Will Stop Flying to Three Cities Due to Pilot Shortage

Fort Worth-based American Airlines is dropping three small airports from its schedule, citing a shortage of pilots. American Airlines will stop flying to Toledo, Ohio, along with Ithaca and Islip, N.Y., on Sept. 7, making cuts to three airports serviced by regional carriers that have been hardest hit by the shortage of pilots being felt across the industry, the company said. American Airlines … Read more

Hundreds more flights canceled, delayed Friday after nightmare air travel day

U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. By midmorning in the eastern U.S., airlines had scrubbed more than 1,000 flights after canceling more than 1,700 on Thursday, according to tracking service FlightAware. Airports with … Read more

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