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Travelers and airlines prepare for possible cancellations on weekends of holidays

Canceling a flight causes fear of travel confusion

Holiday Rush In Progress — Approximately 48 million Americans are hitting roads or heading to the airport on the weekend of July 4th. However, cancellations are piled up again because the US airline is having a hard time servicing its customers.

TSA reports that most days of the month, more than two million people passed airport checkpoints as air traffic approached pre-pandemic levels. However, airlines are having a hard time catching up with. Since Memorial Day, the airline has canceled more than 21,000 flights. This is twice the price of last year.

To make up for some of these issues, Emboy and Piedmont offer pilots up to three times the price of two regional airlines on American Airlines to get additional shifts. It is. Earlier this year, United and Delta announced a shortened schedule for July. Currently, some Delta pilots are picketing.

"The problem is that they are trying to run on demand, but they can't meet the demand for no staff to support it. That's it. ".

Delta has also taken the unusual step of exempting all change fees until Monday, saying it expects "operational challenges" over the weekend. ..

Travelers who choose to drive instead of flies face high prices on pumps. The national average has fallen since it surpassed $ 5 per gallon two weeks ago, but remains high at $ 1.75 from $ 4.86 a year ago.

Farokh Karani told CBS News traffic correspondent Errol Barnett that the possibility of airport turmoil is too high.

"The plane is full. There is a delay. If there is a delay, God will help you," they said. "I'm an avid driver now, at least until things get better, and I can make the flight more convenient again."

Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg told CBS News on his behalf. The store said it works with airlines every day to increase credibility. Today, the airline and FAA held a meeting to discuss "a common commitment to minimize disruption and provide safe and efficient travel for all travelers."

  • Travel
  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • July 4th
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Aviation
Errol Barnett
Errol Barnett

Errol Barnett is a New York-based CBS News newsletter. I am a traffic correspondent. ..

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