People traveling for July 4 would have experienced a large number of delayed and canceled flights, even after hundreds were canceled last weekend.
NBC News reported on Sunday:
On Friday, the Transportation Security Administration screened 2,490,490 passengers at airport security checkpoints — the highest number of passengers since Feb. 11, 2020, when the agency screened more than 2.5 million passengers, tweeted agency spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein on Saturday.
On the same day, 464 domestic and international flights in the United States were canceled and more than 6,600 were delayed, according to flight tracker FlightAware, which notes that these accounted for 28.8% of all scheduled flights. .
Hundreds of flights were canceled over the weekend and Monday as more Americans prepared to travel, according to Breitbart News.
“The massive number of cancellations comes as the American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that 3.5 million Americans will travel over the holiday weekend,” the outlet said, adding that airlines blamed cancellations to the shortage of pilots and airline employees, as well as a lack of air traffic controllers.
CBS New York reported on Friday that thousands of flights had been canceled ahead of the July 4 weekend, and one traveler shared her thoughts on the matter.
“I just want to get out of here. I think I’ve had enough. I think everyone has had enough. I don’t think prices matter at this point, I think people just need to walk away,” she said:
According to the NBC article, more than 930 flights within, to or from America were delayed early Sunday while more than 200 flights were canceled.
“Fifty-three flights within, to or from the United States have already been canceled for July 4 Sunday morning, according to FlightAware,” the outlet said.
In addition, a third of Americans have changed their vacation plans due to skyrocketing gas prices, according to an Emerson College poll released Friday.
“The survey, conducted June 28-29 of 1,271 registered voters, found that 33% actively changed their travel plans this holiday weekend due to persistently high gas prices,” reported Breitbart News.