If you’ve flown much lately, you know it’s been a little rough. Since the beginning of the year, airlines have canceled tens of thousands of flights. Over Memorial Day weekend alone, more than 2,500 flights were canceled, and it has only gotten worse.
Some of it is due to bad weather, but a lot of it is due to the fact that airlines are facing staffing shortages. Those two things combined make for what every air traveler dreads–showing up at an airport only to find out your flight is delayed, or worse, canceled.
Those disruptions couldn’t come at a worse time–either for airlines or for travelers. Experts have long predicted this will be the biggest summer travel season ever as people get back on planes after two years of mostly staying home during the pandemic. “Revenge travel,” the idea that people are making up for lost opportunities, is a real thing.
Airlines can’t control the weather, and it takes months to hire and train staff. That means that disruptions are often…
This article was written by Jason Aten and originally published on www.inc.com