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This is looking like a challenge. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said in a recent interview that sickness-related absenteeism is now so high, he thinks airlines will have to permanently add 4%?5% more workers just to accomplish the same amount of work. That’s staggering and, if correct, I see no reason to think it won’t apply in many other industries.

Delta Airlines pilots have been demonstrating that the airline is working them to the point of exhaustion. With exhaustion comes more health issues.

Delta pilots voice frustration over schedules, flight cancellations

In what the Delta pilots’ union called its first-ever open letter to customers, the union wrote: “We have been working on our days off, flying a record amount of overtime to help you get to your destination.” The union said if this rate of flying continues, by fall its pilots will have flown more overtime in 2022 than 2018 and 2019 combined.


https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-airport-blog/delta-pilots-v...

I don't think there are FAA regs limiting how many hours the airline can try to beat out of mechanics, baggage handlers, and counter staff.

The "JCs" continue to schedule more flights than they can staff.

Steve
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