No expected delays at Santa Barbara Airport from pilot scheduling issue

Airport says Dallas-Fort Worth flight has a pilot

No scheduling delays are expected here even with the American Airlines pilot issue. (John Palminteri/KEYT photo)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The pilot scheduling glitch with American Airlines is not expected to have an impact in Santa Barbara.

The main flight to and from the local terminal is direct to Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW).

Santa Barbara Airport spokesperson Deanna Zachrisson says, "American Airlines has about 6,700 flights a day nationwide. Santa Barbara has one flight a day that is actually staffed by American pilots so we would be very surprised if we were impacted at all by that."

She says DFW is a major hub for American Airlines and there should be many pilots available for flights in and out of that terminal for passengers going beyond other locations.

Thursday, American Airlines was working on rescheduling the pilots after the computer issue changed their assignments and some were not on normally assigned routes.

The Santa Barbara Airport has many ways to reach its passengers with flight information in these cases or over the holidays. That includes a website and social media locations such as Twitter.

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