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Delta Pilot Shortages

Old 29th Nov 2020, 22:47
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Delta Pilot Shortages

Don't let the flight schools see this one

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/27/pilo...0the%20holiday.

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/bus...break/2456117/
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Old 29th Nov 2020, 23:37
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As much as I'd like to fault Delta for this, I can't. It's not a shortage; it's an error in allocation of resources. There's hardly a "shortage" since they've got ~2K pilots too many.

Every airline is playing Pin The Tail On The Donkey in deciding how many pilots are needed...and in what seats...and in what fleets. I don't see how any airline comes up with the right answer in the current circumstances.

Some carriers have done better than others but it may very well be dumb luck. We'll never know.
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Old 25th Dec 2020, 20:45
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Circumstances have again conspired to cause Delta to cancel lots of flights. Some nasty weather involved this time...and some speculation about staffing issues:

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/delt...ghts-xmas-day/

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