Published on : Saturday, December 2, 2017
American Airlines declared that the travellers who booked the flights of American Airlines will fly as they have ample amount of pilots and there will be no problem in giving the services to the passengers.
In a statement the airline said, that id Santa is flying, so are they. We can now assure you that all flights over the holidays will be adequately staffed.
Earlier this week, the Allied Pilots Association said that more than 15,000 American flights from December. 17 to 31 could be without pilots because the malfunction allowed too many of them to schedule vacation during the period.
As of Friday morning, American Airlines said it had arranged to have pilots for all but a few hundred flights and was working to fill the rest.
As the problem shows, travelling during the holidays can be fraught with problems. If any traveller booked a flight during this busy travel season and are wondering how to protect themselves in case of delays and cancellations, here are some steps you can take to protect them.
It’s important for travellers to wait in touch with their airlines, especially in the days and hours before their scheduled flight.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the airlines are essential to offer the passengers with information about a change in flight status 7 days before the flight is scheduled to depart and they must alert passengers no more than 30 minutes after the airline becomes aware of a status change.
There are no federal laws requiring airlines to provide passengers with money or other compensation.
Most of the airlines have some kind of refund policy and will generally try to help you find another flight. It may even place the traveller on another airline, but it is not required to by law. An airline could simply give travelers a refund for the unused portion of their itinerary.