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Over 1,000 flights canceled as severe thunderstorm hits US East Coast

Tens of thousands of flyers turned out to on Friday as airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights for the second day in a row due to thunderstorms hitting the east. I've changed my travel plans to the coast.

His three major airports around New York City and the Reagan National Airport outside of Washingtonwere the most populated by Friday afternoon, according to the tracking service FlightAware. recorded the cancellation of

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American Airlines has scrubbed over 200 flights. 6% of the schedule. Republic Airways, which operates American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express small planes, has also canceled more than 200 of his flights, about 20% of its schedule.

In addition, he had 3,700 flights delayed by mid-afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration said thunderstorms were causing delays of an average of more than 90 minutes at New York's LaGuardia Airport and New Jersey's Newark He Liberty International Airport. The FAA said the storm could also cause delays at major airports from Florida to Boston.

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About 1,200 flights A US flight was canceled on Thursday. That's 4.6% of all scheduled flights, the highest number since July 25, according to FlightAware.

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this summer , travelers have been hit by widespread cancellations and delays. Travel has recovered faster than expected, reaching about 88% of pre-pandemic levels in July, with airlines ramping up staff fast enough I couldn't. They are cutting schedules to make the rest of their flights more reliable.

Airlines flying within the United States had their worst June, canceling more than 21,000 flights or 2.7%, up from 1.8% in June 2019. The airline's July performance improved, but about 14,000 flights, or 1.8%, were canceled.

Delays are more persistent, exceeding 23% in both June and July.

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