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Another 770 flights were canceled on Monday after a chaotic weekend trip

New York (CNN Business)On Monday afternoon, at least 773 flights were canceled across the United States. According to the flight tracking website FlightAware. This follows another chaotic travel weekend where more than 1,500 domestic flights were canceled on Saturday and Sunday.

Delta(DAL)alone, at least 220 flights on Monday, or 7% of it Was canceledUnited(UAL)canceled flight 124,American Airlines (AAL) nixed 64. CNN has contacted three airlines for comment on the cancellation of the flight.

"The Delta Team continues to manage safely through complex factors that affect its work this weekend, including higher-than-scheduled absences in some workgroups, weather, and air traffic control constraints. Delta Airlines spokesman said on Sunday. "Cancellation of a flight has always been our last resort and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to your travel plans."

It will be the summer of travel hellWill, experts warn. The airline received $ 54 billion in federal support to avoid unwilling layoffs during Covid's peak, but after offering buyouts and early retirement packages to reduce staff and save money. , Fewer employees than before the pandemic. As a result, bad weather, understaffed air traffic control centers, or sick staff can quickly disrupt operations.

Atlanta's Heartsfield-Jackson International Airport and New Ark Liberty International in the New York City area were most affected by Monday's cancellations, with New Ark alone accounting for over 100 canceled flights. I did.

United (56 canceled on Saturday and 70 canceled on Sunday) announced last Thursday that it would cut 12% of its daily domestic flights from the busy New Ark Hub. The cut will start in Julyand will have about 50 flights per day.

According to FlightAware, there were 634 US flight cancellations on Saturday and 868 cancellations on Sunday.

"Various factors in our history that are currently influencing our operations — weather and air traffic management, vendor staffing, planning for some workgroups. Increasing Covid's case rate, which contributes to higher unplanned absences — Delta is bringing operations that have not consistently met the standards set by the industry in recent years, "said Allison Oath, Delta's Chief Customer Experience Officer. The band states in an online post.

However, critics say the airline should have predicted these issues before the summer travel season.

"Stress testing an airline's operational model yields the same results," said Lieutenant Dennis Tajer, spokesperson for the Allied Pilots Association, an American Airlines pilot union, earlier this month.

For flights that have already reached capacity, "If one flight is canceled, not only will there be a cascading effect, but there will be a wave of problems. It will be dejaved again," Tager said.Chaotic holiday travel seasonEnd of last year.