There are a lot of flight cancellations over the holiday weekend

Delta Airlines passenger jets are pictured outside the newly completed 1.3 million-square-foot $4 billion Delta Airlines Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport in New York on June 1, 2022.

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Thousands of flights were canceled and delayed during the Juneteen and Father’s Day holiday weekend, including Friday, the busiest air travel day of the year. according to TSA,

According to the agency, more than 2.4 million people traveled through TSA checkpoints on Friday. On the same day, the airlines Over 1,100 flights canceled till noonThat followed more than 1,700 cancellations on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

On Saturday, more than 6,300 flights were delayed, in and out of the US, and 859 were cancelled. According to flight tracking platform FlightAware,

As of Sunday morning, more than 1,000 flights into or out of the US had been delayed and more than 700 had been cancelled. According to FlightAware, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Chicago O’Hare International Airport saw the most delays and cancellations on Sunday.

Some 2,700 flights were canceled over the Memorial Day weekend.

Struggling with staff shortage, And a pilot shortage in particular, many airlines have already canceled thousands of flights for the summer season, including Southwest Airlines, which cut nearly 20,000 summer flights, According to a report in the Dallas Morning News,

Delta is canceling 100 daily departures from destinations in the US and Latin America, affecting travel from July 1 to August 7. airline company published an open letter Thursday for customers accept Both labor shortage and customer frustration with canceled and delayed flights.

Travel disruptions over the June twentieth weekend followed a meeting Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discussed with the airline’s CEO late Thursday. How to improve their operation,

in one interview on saturday With the Associated Press, Buttigieg said his own flight from Washington to New York was canceled Friday, prompting him to drive, and he is urging airline leaders to make sure so that they could complete their planned summer flights with their staff.

Buttigieg said the Department of Transportation could take enforcement action against the airlines, but cautioned that he wants to wait to see how airline travel fares during the Fourth of July weekend and the rest of the summer season unfolds first.