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Ask the Pilot: THE MAD, MAD SUMMER OF 2022

Ask the Pilot: THE MAD, MAD SUMMER OF 2022

Old Jul 2, 2022, 8:37 am
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Ask the Pilot: THE MAD, MAD SUMMER OF 2022

IF YOUíVE been to the airport lately, youíve experienced the mayhem. Terminals are swamped, planes are overbooked, cancellations are rampant, delays are out of control.

Iíve been working quite a bit over the last few months, so Iíve been in the thick of it. ďTravel is back,Ē I wrote in a post back in May. ďI wasnít sure weíd get here, so count me among those who are happy to see a little chaos again at the airport.Ē I meant what I said, but things have rapidly reached a breaking point. How bad is it, exactly? Itís tough to quantify in terms of statistics, but suffice it to say that in 30 years of commercial flying, Iíve never seen anything like this.

The gist of the problem is staffing. The media keeps talking about a pilot shortage, and certainly thatís a factor, but the crisis extends across the entire industry: at the airlines and their various contractors, at air traffic control, security, airport retail, and so on....

More: https://askthepilot.com/mad-summer-2022/
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Old Jul 9, 2022, 1:57 pm
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Great read. They have some additional links that I’ve yet to read.
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