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NTarrant
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SimonS1 – I wasn’t referring to shortages of drivers specifically. If a number of drivers go sick and the spare drivers are being used then it might be difficult to get a replacement at short notice, resulting in cancellations.

Reality is that on occasions airlines will operate without standby crews, just the same as rail and bus operators will. All transport operators build in a certain level of spare coverage, but that can’t be never ending and has to come within a budget to cover such events which some will maintain service but other will still mean cancellations.

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