When the weekend of July 4th begins, more than 3,700 domestic flights are delayed, more than 600 are canceled, andairport service congestion is annoying. The trend continued..
As of Saturday night,airline tracking service FlightAware.com has 3,765 delays on flights within the United States, including 612 cancellations inside and outside the country. was. This is almost three times the daily average of 210 abandoned flights.
At LaGuardia Airport, 39 (11%) of scheduled flights from Queen's Hub were canceled and 64 (18%) were delayed. Similar problems occurred at two other major airports in the metropolitan area, JFK in Queens and Newark Liberty International.
As of Friday evening, the lack of service was one day before when4,900 flight delays and nearly 500 cancellationswere reported domestically. Was comparable to.
At least 48 million people are expected to hit the road on holiday weekends as airlines struggle to keep up with the post-pandemic summer travel boom.
Number of available pilots and flights via Getty Images According to experts, attendees are expected to cause confusion, with very high fuel costs reaching a national average of $ 4.82 per gallon on Friday.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigegposted tips on the best way to get a cash refund or compensation points for future travel when a flight is cancelled. After that, it was ripped on Twitter Saturday.
"as if you weren't" via Getty Images It's the head of the agency who can actually do something, "@ skipwiley11 said.
Another critic, @MelMEsq, said: Newborn grandchildren cannot eat.