Could American Airlines glitch impact holiday flights at ILM?


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A glitch in American Airlines’ pilot scheduling system led to too many pilots being given time off during the holiday season. But could it affect Wilmington’s airport?

Wilmington International Airport says the airline reports that out of the more than 15,000 flights that didn’t originally have pilots only a few hundred remain.

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Pilots who agree to pick up open flights could be paid at 150 percent their hourly rate.

ILM says they are putting their hopes into the airline at this time as American is trying to reassure the public.

The airline says it has filled many of the open flights.

So far, no flights have been canceled in December because of this.