American Airlines says things are three times worse than United

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Things don’t come true.

(Screenshot from American Airlines video)

Screenshot from American Airlines video

Have you thought a lot about the future lately?

Have you made plans – other than You decide to leave your jobThis is it?

Wouldn’t it be great to travel somewhere with your loved ones, lay on the beach and forget the last two years that happened?

However, there is one small hitch: the airlines. You can never be sure what they will do, whether or when they will get you to your destination. Or if they will.

You can’t be sure if they still have a shortage of staff that will lead to a shortage of flights that will get on your nerves.

So, I carefully surveyed the public statements of US airline executives to see how bad — or, blessed, them — the future of airlines now looks.

Let’s go first to United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby. His airline reduces the number of flights it offers. He says this is because United want “a better performance on the client side”.

Charming idea, that’s it. You would have thought United might have come up with the idea earlier.

But anyway, when will things get better?

Well, Kirby seemed quite straightforward. he is Tell CNBC: “We will not return to normal employment and normal employment levels until next summer.”

This is clear enough. If you’re already planning your summer vacation for next year, United say things will return to normal. Although my far-fetched memories suggest summer flying still offers a pebble-with-chopstick-like experience.

Let’s now take a look at the speculation from American Airlines.

The CEO of the company, Robert Isom, stared at a personal first-class crystal ball and still saw many dark clouds.

He agreed that it would be a year before the airline’s larger planes would fly normally again. However, it is added: “I think it depends on the supply chains of aircraft manufacturers and, ultimately, pilot supply to get everything back in sync.”

It’s tough when you have to rely on others, right? But then enter a little dark.

“From a regional perspective, it’s going to take a little bit longer than that,” he said. “Maybe two or three years, to get the supply chain for pilots back where we want it to be.”

a little longer? Triple the number of years United say things will return to normal?

Airlines canceled flights and closed routes from small cities in America. But the mere idea that it will take Americans three years to get back to serving customers properly may cause them to make no plans at all.

Perhaps one should praise Isom for his realism, even while one laments how poorly his company and the other airlines currently appearing are.

United’s Kirby may have been focused solely on his major airline services. Or perhaps he thinks United are simply in better shape than the United States. American pilots We will definitely agree with that.

It’s easy to suspect that none of the CEOs has a great idea of ​​what will ever happen. They display numbers that do not necessarily have anything to do with the upcoming fun.

Over the past year, all US airlines have shown that their planning skills have been woeful. They took government money. They absorbed every tiny bit of passenger revenue they could when they learned they had no staff to operate the flights they had already sold.

Still, however, here’s Kirby trying a tinge of fear to boost sales: “Unfortunately, there will still be fewer seats available around the entire system because the aviation-related infrastructure can’t support it. You’ll probably have to book early for Christmas. We’re flying.” lower so that we can guarantee reliability.”

Book now to avoid disappointment? What a disappointment.

We can all blame the system. It always seems hard to blame ourselves.

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