This summer has been more than a headache for people traveling by air. Reports of flight cancellations in the US and around the world are making travelers wary of booking flights. SAS, one of the world’s largest airlines, filed for bankruptcy protection and canceled flights this week. Meanwhile, air travel in Europe is much worst than in the US.
It appears, the airlines tried to do too much, too soon. They wanted to get back to normal after the pandemic, but they did not plan on being unable to meet passenger demand with the necessary staff. Many of the people who lost their jobs in the airline industry are now working somewhere else. New people, including pilots, need to be trained, and that obviously takes time.