I've found bits and pieces on this around the web and on A.net, but I was wondering if someone could provide an explanation as to how aircraft are scheduled?
In today's day and age, is the process done via computer or does someone go through each flight by hand to figure out what aircraft needs to be where and when? With a route network as vast as UA's or DL's, this seems an impossibly complex task. Is aircraft scheduling generally done monthly, seasonly or on the fly? Is it one person's job or are many people involved in the process?
Any info would be helpful!