Hundreds of flights canceled amid staffing crunch

American Airlines was forced to cancel hundreds of flights this weekend and says cancelations will roll into next month. ABC News' Megan Tevrizian reports.
1:42 | 06/21/21

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Annex the staffing crunch affecting the airline industry American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend and passengers can expect more of the same. Well into next month. ABC's may get everything and has details. This morning the cancellation of hundreds of flights is being partially blamed on his staff being crunched. As a record number of travelers return to the skies. American Airlines canceling a 123. Flights on Saturday a 178. On Sunday. And today more than a hundred flights are canceled already the airline blaming significant staffing shortages and meet named issues. American says it will continue to cancel at least fifty to sixty flight today for the rested June. And fifty to eighty flights per day in July and a TSA says it's struggling to keep up with demand to. They are all white and argue is that you know they have to deal with back there so many problems don't want to Wear masks. At the height of the pandemic your travel plummeted to record lows thousands of employees are offered early retirement and buyouts. But now the TSA is scrambling to hire thousands of new officers. Even asking office employees to volunteer and non screening functions at airports for up to 45 days. TSA says they were are 6000. New agents. I know they've been able to how about 3000. We can't that is probably impossible can opt out of the remainder. Before this what would you not all of it. Other airlines struggling to keep up with demand lets you united telling ET. They're desperate for its yeah. Enter a bank in thank you.

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