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Opinion Air travel is in chaos — and there are no easy solutions

In the past two months, 2.2 percent of flights by U.S. carriers have been canceled and 22 percent — or 260,000 flights — have been delayed. Much of the problem stems from an industrywide labor shortage, authors say. Airlines, airports and authorities must work together to fix the structural issues exposed by this summer’s disorder, they say. Authors: The air travel industry, like much of our economy, was unprepared for the disruption from covid-19. By acting now, it could be more resilient in the face of future crises. It's also time to look closely at recruitment and retention in airport and ground services, jobs that are often low-paying