Flights get canceled as airlines face pilot shortages

Airlines struggle with staffing planes and flight schedules as the U.S. faces a pilot shortage. American Airlines’ pilot union says many airlines encouraged pilots to retire early during the pandemic, not expecting the sudden surge of returning passengers and more Covid sick cases. The FAA and international regulations pose a challenge by requiring pilots to retire when they’re 65, regardless of their physical health. Now, Congress may consider raising the retirement age.