Air travel is becoming UNSAFE due to a shortage of pilots,

experts claim.

A pilot is warning the public that the staff shortage is causing flights to be unsafe for passengers.

A pilot is speaking out on the impact of nationwide pilot shortages.

Dennis Tajer, of the pilots union “Allied Pilots Association,” said there is currently an “inhumane” level of pressure on pilots, something he thinks should be a concern for those traveling in the US.

Tajer said passengers should be worried about their safety because of the effect that the shortage is having on pilots.

“They need to be concerned because I’m on TV as a representative for our union saying, ‘There’s a problem here. I don’t fly the airplane unless I’m fit to fly and the airplane’s ready to go. But the fact that you’re pushing us and pushing us… This is not a safety culture.”

The pilot shortage has contributed to thousands of flights being canceled and delayed due to airlines struggling to meet demands.

Flight Attendants Aren’t Happy

Kristie Koerbel, a flight attendant says, “What you see on the news is an understatement. We are short-staffed and overworked. Not just pilots and flight attendants, but also ground crews. Without ground crews, there is no one to park the planes, drive jetways, get your bags on and off planes, or scan boarding passes.”

She went on to say, “We will not help you if you are mean. Even if we can help, we will save our help for someone nice. Tensions are high. Our patience is gone.”

If you make us mad – you will not be flying on our planes.”

“We will leave you behind without a second thought, and laugh about you later.”

Koerbel also said that a delayed flight can cause another flight to be canceled, and why that is such a problem for airlines at the moment, who she claims are struggling with staff numbers.

“This causes many delays that snowball throughout the day. Sometimes HOURS. When flight crews get delayed we time out. We can NOT fly longer than 16 hours. It’s illegal,” says Koerbel.

“It doesn’t matter if you have a wedding to get to, when we are done we are done. The way things are now, there are no backup crews, so when this happens your flight gets canceled.”


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