Hundreds of pilots for major airline Delta picketed airports around
The country on Friday, protesting what they claimed were adverse working conditions amid chaotic flight cancellations and supply chain crises.
Video of the protesting pilots circulated on social media, with demonstrations occurring at airports as disparate as LAX and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson.
Off duty Delta pilots picket at LAX terminal 3. They’re demanding a new contract with higher pay. Delta says the protest is not interfering with operations. pic.twitter.com/xnW9WnujTq— eric spillman (@ericspillman) June 30, 2022
The pilots were striking in favor of better working conditions such as higher pay and more time off.
The tracking software FlightAware listed the U.S. as experiencing nearly 600 flight cancellations yesterday alone.