‘Santa Claus’ for US Pilots: Scheduling System Error To Cause Disaster for 300K Passengers

786

Have planned to go on a journey for Christmas holiday? Check if your flight wasn’t canceled, first.

pilots-american-airlines-photo

Source: dallasnews.com

Santa’s pranks?

A system scheduling error has left thousands of American Airlines flights in from Dec. 17 to 31 pilotless.

As it was reported, the reason of that was a glitch in the scheduling system that is usually used by pilots for bidding their days off, explains the Allied Pilots Association. The union represents the airline’s 15,000 pilots.

“The airline is a 24/7 op,” union spokesman Dennis Tajer told CNBC. “The system went from responsibly scheduling everybody to becoming Santa Claus to everyone.”

“The computer said, ‘Hey ya’ll. You want the days off? You got it.’ ”

The glitch was discovered by pilots on Friday.

American-Airlines-flights-photo

Source: .nbcdfw.com

Will they fix it?

American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller told CNBC the company is working on the solution to the incident, in other way thousands flights will be canceled if there won’t be pilots to fly them. He did not specify how many flights were affected. American Airlines even started to offer pilots 150% of their hourly rate to motivate them.

“We have reserve pilots to help cover flying in December, and we are paying pilots who pick up certain open trips 150 percent of their hourly rate – as much as we are allowed to pay them per the contract,” American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said on Wednesday.

American has about 200,000 flights scheduled for December and operates on average 6,700 daily. The most problematic situation observes in the second half of December around the holidays.

See also:

Like this post? Let us know!
  • CoolAF (0%)
  • Cool (0%)
  • Whatever (0%)
  • Boring (0%)
  • WTF (0%)
Summary
‘Santa Claus’ for US Pilots: Scheduling System Error To Cause Disaster for 300K Passengers
Title
‘Santa Claus’ for US Pilots: Scheduling System Error To Cause Disaster for 300K Passengers
Description
Have planned to go on a journey for Christmas holiday? Check if your flight wasn’t canceled, first.
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
https://nexter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg
No tags for this post.

More News from Nexter