Computer glitch leaves some American Airlines flights without pilots during Christmas week

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The Washington Post
By Lori Aratani
Image courtesy of Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Officials at American Airlines are scrambling after a computer glitch left thousands of flights during Christmas week without pilots.

“This is certainly not routine,” said Cpt. Dennis Tajer, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Association, which represents 15,000 American pilots. “This is a crisis right now and in that crisis @AmericanAir has gone solo.”


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