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Passengers react to potential American Airlines delays

Posted at 11:37 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 23:37:23-05

Though the Christmas holiday travel season is still a few weeks away, potential flight delays are on the horizon.

American Airlines says a computer glitch caused too many pilots to be scheduled for vacation between December 17th and New Years Day.

"Computers are operated by people, a computer glitch is connected to a human hand," said passenger Josh Meznik, who was traveling from Ft. Myers to Los Angeles Wednesday evening.

Flights that originate from Dallas, Charlotte and Philadelphia currently have no pilots scheduled to fly.  All three cities are served by American out of Southwest Florida.

The airline said in a statement it is working with its union to resolve the matter.

Passenger Carol Smith already booked a flight from on American from Dallas to Ft. Myers on Christmas Eve.  She's confident the dispute won't ground her.

"We're booked on the first flight that morning, they have like three flights a day, surely we will get on one of them."

4-In-Your-Corner reached out to the Allied Pilots Association, the Union that represents American pilots, but have yet to hear back.