American Airlines Cuts Flights to Avoid Strains

American Airlines, which rapidly increased flights to meet a surge in travel demand, is cutting some flights to alleviate potential strains on its operations when things go wrong.

The number of flights being cut is very small, about 1% of planned flying in the first half of July, the company said. But scrapping roughly 950 flights from the schedule is the latest sign of how tricky it has been for airlines to scale up after a year of depressed demand. This shows how companies are trying to adjust to post-pandemic normal.

Bottom Line: American Airlines is cutting down on flights so that they can have less strain when things go wrong such as delayed flights and unexpected plane issues.

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