July 4th Independence Dayholiday weekend is the most crowded since the pandemic began in 2020US6} The airport is crowded.
According to figures released by the Transportation Security Administration on Saturday, approximately 2.49 million passengers passed security checkpoints atUS airports on Friday.
Increasing numbers indicate that leisure travelers fly due to fare increases, COVID-19 continued spread, orregular flight delaysand concerns about cancellations. It shows that it is not disturbed.
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Friday Passengers recorded 13%, up from July 1st last year, which fell on Thursdays before July 4th. The number of passengers passing through US airports this year also exceeded 2.35 million, which was screened at the security checkpoint on Friday, before July 4, 2019, almost a week before Independence Day. did.
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Average as a clearer indication of how close US air travel is to pre-pandemic conditions 2.33 million passengers passed According to the TSA, the security checkpoints at domestic airports for the seven days until July 1 are close to the same seven-day average of about 2.38 million passengers in 2019. did.
But airlines are catching up with rising demand amid staff shortages and a variety of other issues. I'm having a hard time. A wave of frustrating flight delays and cancellations that have turned some vacations into nightmarish trials.
Many airlines, including Delta, Southwest, and JetBlue, have this challenge by shortening their summer schedules to reduce the inconvenience and repulsion caused by flight delays and cancellations. It corresponds to. To carry more passengers while they scramble to hire and train more pilots.
Headache Friday It followed, but it wasn't as terrible as at other times in the last few months. According to tracking site FlightAware, more than 6,800 flight delays and an additional 587 flight cancellations affected US airports on Friday. As of late Saturday morning, over 2,200 delays and over 540 flight cancellations have been recorded.
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In addition to flight delays and cancellations, travelers were caused by soaring fuel costs and other inflationary factors. I had to pay a high price for the ticket. It can also avoid the health risks posed by continued COVID-19 infection.
Travel bugs are fast in California and all its popular attractions, even though the national average price of gasoline exceeds about $ 5 per gallon and $ 6 per gallon. The road is crowded. AAA predicts that nearly 48 million people will travel at least 50 miles from their homes over the weekend, slightly less than in 2019.
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