Travel expert warns pilot shortage crisis will get 'bigger and bigger'

Pilot shortage crisis will become ‘bigger and bigger’: Travel expert

The Points Guy founder and CEO Brian Kelly discusses summer air travel.

During an interview on "Mornings with Maria" The Points Guy founder and CEO Brian Kelly warned that the pilot shortage could worsen, leading to more expensive flights ahead of summer.

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Travel expert warns of a worsening pilot shortage. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer / AP Newsroom)

BRIAN KELLY: I think we should all be keeping an eye on the pilot shortage. I think this crisis will become bigger and bigger. We don't have the same amount of recruits coming out of the air force, joining commercial airlines like we used to. It's really expensive to become a pilot. So there, you know, the airlines are scrambling and tons and tons of pilots are retiring. So this could be, you know, another kink to add to it. When they don't have enough pilots, there's less flights, and less flights means more expensive flights. 

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