Airlines Cancel Flights Amid Travel Crisis

Airlines Cancel Flights Amid Travel Crisis

Air Flight CRISIS – Sudden Cancellations Ordered

( – Holidays tend to be some of the busiest travel days of the year, and Independence Day is no exception. AAA predicts somewhere around 47.9 million Americans will travel over 50 miles from home this weekend. However, between high gas prices and vast airline cancelations, families may face quite a bit of difficulty getting to and from their destination this year.

On Monday, June 27, airlines canceled 966 flights within, in, and out of the United States. That is on top of 7,315 delays the same day, according to FlightAware. Within those canceled flight statistics, New Jersey’s Newark airport and New York City’s LaGuardia had some of the highest percentages of cancelations. Among US airlines, Delta had the most with 207 worldwide, with Republic, American Airlines, and United following just under that number.

American Airlines defended its cancelations, saying many were due to weather and air traffic control issues, according to Reuters. These delays come as Delta Air Lines pilots plan an off-duty picket for Thursday, June 30 to ask for more pay and better flight schedules. The airline confirmed to CBS MoneyWatch the picket, not strike, will “not disrupt our operation for our customers.”

As Americans prepare for travel over the next few days, experts recommend drivers try to stay off the road during peak driving times, typically in the afternoon and evening. Take frequent breaks and remember that getting to a destination safely is more important than getting there quickly.

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