Because “the Cancellator” said so, that’s why.
So dubbed by American Airlines employees, it’s a computer system comprised of programs and predictive models that manages which planes take off and which are grounded. Bill Saporito of Time magazine said that factors include “…who’s flying, where they’re going, where are the jets, and where are the pilots.”
Who’s less likely to be a victim of the Cancellator? Those flying internationally, or domestic flights with crews connecting to an international flight.
Flights with no connections or those flying to major hubs are more likely to be grounded by the Cancellator because of the ability to rebook those flights.
You really can’t make this stuff up!
Check out the original story on Yahoo! Travel News here.