As a shortage of pilots became the latest flashpoint for anger against the airline industry, American travel continued to be chaotic.

More than 1,300 pilots from Southwest Airlines picketed in Dallas on Tuesday. American Airlines stopped operations in Ithaca and Islip in New York and Toledo in Ohio after 7 September due to pilot shortages. Out of Toledo, the airline is the only one that provides service.

In response to the regional pilot shortage affecting the airline industry, American Airlines has decided to end service.

The pilots shortages are making it harder for the airlines to cope with the huge number of travelers.

Many airlines blame the shortage and general staffing issues on increased travel demands after the easing of Pandemic restrictions.

Low wages and poor conditions are blamed on airline workers. Near-daily flight reassignments have added stress to the job of pilots.

In an interview with NBC News, the president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said that the picketing in Dallas is over issues related to the reassigning of pilots to longer flights that leaves them feeling overwhelmed.

He said that if you continued to misuse us, you would be short of staff.

The union, which represents 8,300 pilots, said that fatigue rates have reached an all-time high.

The pilots of Southwest have been in contract negotiations with the company for more than two years.

The picketing was commented on by a Southwest Airlines spokesman. Some off-duty pilots are participating in informational picketing.

Southwest Airlines does not anticipate any disruption in service as a result of this single demonstration.

The pilots at Delta wrote an open letter to their customers about the ongoing flight delays. Delta was accused of scheduling more flights than pilots. The amount of overtime worked by the Aviators was a new record.

The pilots of Delta protested outside of their hubs in several major cities.

Captain Evan Baach told the Guardian that their pilots were tired and fatigued. We have shorter nights in between our duty periods and our pilots are working record amounts of overtime. Changes to the pilot schedules are what we want the company to do.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of airplane pilots and engineers has gone down over the last two years.