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There is not a pilot shortage. There is a shortage of ground crews. Those employees previously were salaried with benefits. Now those employees have been replaced with employees that work at a pay of $15.00 per hour with mandatory  overtime. Typically what happens is they work for a couple weeks and quit. Too much demanding, work with lots of responsibility with too little return compensation. Ask a pilot. And while arriving planes are waiting for an assigned gate to unload passengers they sometimes wait an hour or hour and a half for crews to be available to clear ramps. And passengers miss connections while waiting for ramps to open. This is what is happening. If they have any shortage of pilots it would be a result of forcing the “vax” and not honoring religious exemptions. Before the government starts throwing more money and more regulations they need to find out what is REALLY going on.

Deborah
Spencer, Iowa

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