The American Airlines flight AA198 scheduled at 18.05 local time from the New York JFK airport to Milan Malpensa remained grounded because the crew refused to board for fear of the coronavirus and the trip has been canceled. The lawyer told Alessandro Mezzanotte, who was part of a group of Italian lawyers leaving on that flight.
The company, contacted by ANSA, initially denied it was a cancellation but after about an hour the news of the cancellation of the flight appeared on the official website.
The lawyer reported that boarding procedures had started regularly. Checked the top 5 of the 9 groups of travelers, who were already on the finger, the entrances were blocked and those who had gone up were taken down.
To those who asked for information, the staff explained that the crew refused to board for fear of coronavirus infection. At the moment, says the source, all travelers are on the ground, hoping to be able to return as soon as possible, but are unable to obtain information on the matter. A few hours before the scheduled departure, the US government raised the alarm from 3 to 4, the maximum level, for travel to the areas most affected by the coronavirus in Italy. But they can’t get information about it.
A few hours before the scheduled departure, the US government raised the alarm from 3 to 4, the maximum level, for travel to the areas most affected by the coronavirus in Italy.