Airlines are being called to the principal's office today because of operational issues.
US transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg is meeting with CEOs from major US airlines to discuss the busy summer travel season and flight disruptions. The meeting is supposed to discuss plans to ensure safe and reliable service over the July 4th holiday, according to sources.
We have seen a lot of flight disruptions in recent months as travel demand has surged, and that is only likely to get worse as leisure travel demand is reaching new levels this summer.
The meeting came after senators raised concerns about airlines. Airlines argue that the nation's air traffic control system needs to be prepared for an increase in demand because there have been issues there as well.
A meeting between senior government officials and the airlines won't solve the problem of unreliably airlines.
The lack of operational reliability in the airline industry is frustrating, but I think people have unrealistic expectations. Reliability issues are not limited to the airlines. It's no small feat to get anything on-time these days.
If you want to be realistic, you should expect to be delayed by a day and your bag to be lost. This is just the reality of travel at the moment, and I have said that before. I have never seen an airport like that before.
Both of our bags were missing. I was expecting that and I'm not upset about it. It will only get worse from here because summer holidays haven't even started in Germany. To point out that this is the reality of travel right now is not to excuse what's happening.
Ahead of the peak summer travel period, the US transportation secretary is talking to industry CEOs about airline operational reliability.
Air travel is going to be a disaster this summer regardless of what conversations take place. Airlines aren't willing to sacrifice profits for operational reliability, but it also comes down to so many other factors that are contributing to reliable services throughout the economy
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