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Air Pressure: A special report on America's struggling airlines

Scripps News investigates how demand, training and safety issues are combining to pressure airlines like never before.
Air Pressure: A special report on America's struggling airlines
Posted at 10:23 PM, Jul 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-26 23:24:08-04

Under unprecedented strain, airlines are facing monster demand for summer travel that far outpaces their ability to meet it.  

From staffing shortages inside airports, to the pilots needed to fly planes, to the air traffic controllers needed to guide them safely, what is the reality for travelers? 

All this comes as concern over safety reaches new heights, with several reported near-misses.  

Still, Congress is considering a significant move to reverse a rule — inspired by tragedy — to dramatically reduce the experience required for new airline pilots. 

SEE MORE: There are growing concerns over an air traffic control shortage

Join Scripps News for a special report on the state of U.S. airlines, as we investigate an uptick in serious incidents, and hear from pilots who are facing more pressure than ever.

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