Things Have Changed

Why Are Thousands of Flights Being Cancelled Right Now?

July 25, 2022 Things Have Changed Season 15 Episode 2
Things Have Changed
Why Are Thousands of Flights Being Cancelled Right Now?
Show Notes

Airlines globally have cancelled hundreds of flights, citing labor shortages. They blame COVID-19, uncertainty, and the tight labor market for leading causes for flight cancellations and delays.

The result has been long queues at airports, lost luggage, long layovers, and loads of disappointment.

It’s gotten so BAD that Heathrow airport, historically Europe’s BUSIEST airport, is now telling airlines to STOP SELLING SUMMER tickets

There are multiple reasons fueling the disruptions from bad weather to the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, but labor shortages have been cited as a common reason.

So what is this tight labor market, how is it affecting different industries and how is it fueling straight up chaos in airports globally. 

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