Airlines struggling to keep up with travel demand

Kansas City travel agent says airlines struggling to keep up with travel demand Updated: 11:26…

Kansas City travel agent says airlines struggling to keep up with travel demand



AND A LOCAL AVTREL AGENT SAYS IT MAY BE LIKE THIS FOR A WHILE. REPORTER EVEN IN THE BEST OF : TIMES FLYING CAN BE HARD. NOW IT IS MUCH WORSE. >> IT IS VERY DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW. REPORTER: THAT IS JOE AND WEEKS. A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER AIR TRAVEL. ALL BUT SHUT DOWN PEOPLE ARE FLYING AGAIN. BUT SOME BIG AIRLINES WEREN’T READY. MISS WEEKS: IT THEY’VE HAD TO LAYOFF A LOT OF PEOPLE OR THEY OFFERED BUYOUTS AND THEY JTUS HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REPLENISH THEIR, THEIR STAFFING THREI CREW. REPORTER: EVEN AS AIRLINEGOS T 54 BILLION IN TAXPAYER MONEY TO KEEP PEOPLE ON THE PAYROLL. AIRLINES LIKE SPIR.IT LIKE AMERICAN. LIKE SOUTHST.WE HAVE DELAYED OR CANCELLED THOUSANDS OF FLIGH.TS AND SOME OF THE STORIES OUT THERE. MISS WEEKS I’VE READ STORIES OF : ESPECIALLY AMERICAN AIRLINES, LITERALLY CONTRACTING SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS IN SOUTHWEST PILOT UNIFORMS TO FLY THE AMERICAN PLANES, BESIDES SFFTA ISSUES TRAVEL AGENTS SAY. KRIS: SOME CANCELLATIONS ARE DUE TO SO-CALLED GHOST FLIGHTS. WHERE AIRLINES PT OSSCHEDULES. HOPING PEOPLE BOOK ENOUGH SEATS TO FILL A PLANE. MS. WEEKS AND IF THEY’RE NOT, : THAT’S WHEN THEY’RE MOVING THEM INTO A TRUE SCHEDULED FLIGHT. SO THAT’S PART OF THE REASON FOR ALL OF THE CHANGES, BOTTOM LINE IT’S A MESS. KR:IS WHEN DO YOU SEE THIS ALL GETTING BETTER. MS . WEEKS: [LAUGHTER] WELL, THAT’S THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION. I DON’T KNOW. I WOULD SAY WELL I

Kansas City travel agent says airlines struggling to keep up with travel demand

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, people want to travel again but airlines can’t keep up. A Kansas City travel agent says that it may be awhile before they do.

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, people want to travel again but airlines can’t keep up. A Kansas City travel agent says that it may be awhile before they do.