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Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations.
More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EST Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 cancellations on Friday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where Delta is based and has its largest hub, was heavily affected by the travel delays. On Saturday, 5% of the flights there were cancelled, while 7% were delayed.
Airlines and tourists destinations are expecting huge crowds this summer, especially since the pandemic measures have been lifted.
However, those booking their summer vacations will be in for quite a bit of “sticker shock”.
Hopper, a travel data firm, reported that domestic airline fares are 24% higher than this time in 2019 and 45% higher than a year ago.
Airlines are experiencing employee shortages, having thousands less than in 2019, which is contributing to the massive cancellations.
Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. https://t.co/aHoQRwyAr4
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 28, 2022
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