US airlines cancel, delay hundreds of flights again

US airlines cancel, delay hundreds of flights again

Thursday marked another frustrating day for air travel in the United States, with hundreds of cancellations already at destination, in or out of the country.

FlightAware showed over 1,400 delays and 628 cancellations.

According to flight tracking, American Airlines canceled 152 flights and more than 200 were delayed, United Airlines canceled 70 and delayed 123, and Delta Air Lines canceled 48 and delayed 168.

It comes as United Airlines announced it would cut about 50 daily departures this summer from New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.

United Airlines

United Airlines planes are parked at the gates of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, NJ on July 1, 2020. United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day to Newark, to try to limit flight delays and cancellations this summer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File/AP Newsroom)

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The decision, the airline’s executive vice president and chief operating officer wrote in a memo, would help minimize delays and improve performance — even as it disposes of planes, pilots, crews and personnel to support the schedule there.

The change is effective from July 1 and only domestic flights are affected.

Salt Lake City International Airport

Travelers transit through Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

Nevertheless, summer travel shows no signs of slowing down.

According to AAA, Independence Day weekend is expected to be the second busiest since 2000.

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Travelers are shown at Salt Lake City International Airport Monday, June 13, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

More than 47 million people are estimated to travel at least 50 miles from home over the bank holiday weekend, a 3.7% increase from last year.

However, the number of people traveling by air is expected to be the lowest since 2011.

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About 3.5 million people are expected to fly over the weekend.

Southwest Airlines Pilots

Southwest Airlines pilots picket the Dallas Love Field terminal on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Dallas. (AP Photo/David Koenig/AP Newsroom)

Last week, airlines cut more than 1,700 flights on Thursday as they tried to recover from the storms.

In June, more than 2.2 million travelers per day on average passed through security checks at US airports.

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Cancellations and delays haven’t just angered customers, and hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots staged a protest on Tuesday with signs accusing management.

Delta Airlines

Delta aircraft are shown at their gates Monday, June 13, 2022, at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

Earlier this month, American Airlines pilots picketed the New York Stock Exchange and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) released an open letter to Delta Air Lines customers that sympathized with those whose flights have been delayed or cancelled.

The union said Delta had scheduled more flights than it had pilots to fly and pilots were working record overtime.

Daniella Genovese of FOX Business and Associated Press contributed to this report.

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