American Airlines ends service to three northeast cities due to pilot shortage

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American Airlines has canceled service to three cities due to a lack of pilots.

The airline said it would stop sending flights to Toledo, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Islip, New York, starting on Sept. 7 due to a "regional pilot shortage." While this shortage is not expected to affect summer travel plans, it is indicative of the disrupted nature of the airline industry.

"We're extremely grateful for the care and service our team members provided to our customers in Islip, Ithaca, and Toledo, and are working closely with them during this time," an American Airlines spokesperson told the Hill. "We'll proactively reach out to customers scheduled to travel after this date to offer alternate arrangements."

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