As those of you who travel with American Airlines are no doubt aware, the airline has been experiencing abnormal delays and cancelations of late. According to AA, the cause is a surge in pilots taking sick time and requesting minor repairs, often at the scheduled departure time. Not surprisingly, the pilots’ union denies the charges.
How is the operation running?
Just wondering how the metal is moving over there.
-- A bit sluggish...4 canx today at DFW for lack of crews. Many delays and canx this week.
-- 16 flights canx in MIA today for lack of crews.
-- The term sheet is being implemented as we speak.
And as always, the way to go is follow the FAR's to the letter, as well as company rules... like giving T-storms 20 nm space, thorough pre-flights, conscientious write-ups, economical taxi and flight speeds, meticulous check list procedures, no-fault go-arounds, etc etc etc.
Of course, fatigue is a hot-button topic w/NASA and the FAA. Got to wathc those mental health issues too. And it's a good time to finally get that carpal tunnel surgery.
Document retention policy, anyone?