More people are flying — so why are airlines slashing flights and hiking prices?

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2021
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A shortage of pilots and a faster-than-expected takeoff in passenger demand is forcing some airlines to cut back flights and retool schedules.

Passengers who have already booked their summer travel should look out for the possibility of rebookings — and those who have yet to buy their tickets should watch out for rising air fares, experts say.

Last week, daily passenger levels reached 2 million — nearing 2019 levels — according to traveler checkpoint data from the Transportation Security Administration.

Airlines coped with the plunge in passenger traffic during the...

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