Pilot Strikes Put Travel Plans at Risk Ahead of Busy Summer Travel Season

Staff Report

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Several major U.S-based airlines, including United, Southwest, and American, are facing potential pilot strikes ahead of a busy summer travel season. 

New data from Squaremouth.com, the leading U.S. travel insurance marketplace, finds that the number of travelers this summer is expected to rise 10% from last year. 

As significant travel disruptions become a more realistic possibility this summer, Squaremouth reviews previous summer travel insurance claims data and provides tips on how travelers can protect themselves if a strike disrupts their trip. 

More Disruptions May Be on the Horizon This Summer

Last summer, an influx of travel demand coupled with historic staffing shortages highlighted the fragility of the travel industry. 

With travelers facing many of the same issues this summer, Squaremouth analyzed claims from last year to determine the most common travel complications travelers can expect.