Sensitive hearts, refrain.
In a recent message to his pilots, the head of American Airlines flight operations made a very specific request:
“Use all available fuel saving strategies when possible (…) Every liter of kerosene saved is useful. . "
If it is not yet a question of making planes high, nor of cutting the engines in flight, the request illustrates the fear on the part of the largest American company of a shortage of kerosene in the United States.
Between the rush of passengers in airports, the lack of trucks, or the priority given in pipelines to gasoline rather than fuel used in aviation, the stocks of kerosene in some airports
confirmed Airlines for America, the local airline lobby. And the problem could last until the end of the summer. If the other companies in the country (Delta, Southwest and United Airlines) remain discreet on the subject, it had already been raised last weekend by local authorities. Among the solutions envisaged by the group which transports more than 210 million people per year: reducing the number of passengers to transport more kerosene to destinations where the precious liquid is lacking. This would be synonymous with a real shortfall as American Airlines returned to the green in the second quarter, after a net loss of $ 9 billion in 2020. But an effort may be essential as traffic picks up, in order to to avoid running out of fuel.