Thousands of December flights on American Airlines (AAL.O) do not yet have pilots scheduled to work because of a system scheduling error, the carrier's pilots union said as it gears up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year.
This has left American Airlines with a huge shortage of crew members affecting an estimated 15,000 flights between December 17th and December 31st.
"It's a really freaky situation", a union spokesman told CNBC.
The union saysin a statement, "As a result, thousands of flights now do not have pilots assigned to fly them during the upcoming critical holiday period".
"That is not a computer glitch that is a computer screw up, so they just gotta pay for it", said John Mauldin. "That number of open flights continues to decrease thanks to our pilots who are stepping up to the plate and picking up trips to ensure customers are taken care of".
"We don't want the story: the Grinch who stole Christmas at American Airlines", said Captain Dennis Tajer of Allied Pilots Association.
However, the union has filed a grievance against the airline's management saying that the restrictions on overtime pay violated the group's contract. Still, industry experts say the increased complexity of airline computer systems is to blame for a growing number of glitches that have recently grounded airplanes and posted ultra-cheap airfares.
Affected flights originate from American's largest hub at Dallas-Fort Worth International and airports in Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Charlotte, according to a company memo sent to the union, which was seen by Bloomberg News.
The airline claims to have fixed the glitch, Gizmodo reported, but it remains to be seen how many flights between December 17-31 will get canceled.
"We expect to be able to avoid any cancellations".
"On Friday, management disclosed a failure within the pilot schedule bidding system", read a statement posted to the Allied Pilots Association's (APA) website on Tuesday.
They also say that the waters of the tropical Atlantic were much warmer than normal and that played a role. Harvey devastated the Texas coast for six days with constant heavy rain that caused deadly flooding.
On the connectivity front, Asus Zenfone Max Plus (M1 ) supports 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS and microUSB. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
You can find out more information about the new Remix photo feature for Instagram over at the company's website at the link below. Instagram says the new feature, which we think should be named "conversation collage", is available on iOS and Android today.
Created by Joe Penhall and executive produced by Fincher and Charlize Theron , Mindhunter launched in October to critical acclaim. It is a chilling reenactment of the real Kemper's interviews, and sent chills down our spines while watching.
The 71-year-old actress initially supported Hillary in 2001, but backed Bernie Sanders for the position of POTUS in 2016. She said: "Some of the women who have come forward have had other men, equally severe and can not go through it again".
On the camera front, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 to come with a 12 Megapixel or Primary Camera which would be located at the back side. The smartphone will be available for sale from December 7 exclusively on Flipkart and Mi Official website.
Federation Square is a mixed-use development in Melbourne , which is the most popular spot in the city to celebrate New Year. Australian police have charged 74 people in counter-terrorism investigations since 2014, the BBC reports.
Everton have endured a dismal start to the season and are now 17th in the Premier League after just three wins in 13 matches. Barton has been a fierce critic of David Unsworth, during the 44-year-old boss's temporary spell in charge at Goodison Park.
However, Telangana has been ranked fourth for cyber crimes though the number of cases has also shown a declining trend. The state stood ninth in the country with respect to the number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.
AMPA is an organizational plaintiff in another lawsuit challenging Trump's transgender military ban in court. The ban would also potentially lead to the expulsion of current transgender military personnel.
MacOS gives users full admin rights without password
That is the full Unix root account, which has superuser privileges that enable it to see and modify any file in any account. It can't be stressed enough: This is a critical security flaw that all Apple laptop and desktop owners shouldn't ignore.
Amazon Sumerian Makes Developing Web-Based VR/AR Apps Easier
Wise said that AWS would also further invest in partners that work on the front end to bring new opportunities to AWS' cloud. The consumption model is based on virtual machines, meaning customers only pay to protect the specific VMs of their choice.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is getting a new software update
That's an earlier reveal than usual but the official product launch will still happen in late February or early March. Now, you can pick the phone up in a new, stunning Burgundy Red color, so long as you live in South Korea.
Volleyball starts NCAA Tournament on Friday
Northern Iowa received an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament and enter post season play with a 26-8 overall, 15-3 MVC record. The Blujays earned the conference's title with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Marquette in the league championship.