Airmageddon: Thousands of Flights Delayed and Canceled Fourth of July Weekend as of Sunday Afternoon – Buttigieg Issues Weak Response

More than 7,000 flights were canceled over Memorial Day weekend and airline officials fear there will be a similar meltdown at airports across the US this holiday weekend.

More than 300 flights were canceled across the US by Thursday evening as the airline industry braces for July 4 “Airmageddon.”

By Saturday afternoon, more than 600 flights were canceled and 5,893 more were delayed — this means 28.8% of all flights were either canceled or delayed.

An additional 900 flights were delayed and more than 200 were canceled as of Sunday afternoon.

According to NBC News, 53 flights have already been canceled for July 4 as of Sunday morning.

The thousands of cancelations and delays come as hundreds of Delta pilots are picketing nationwide in addition to staffing shortages.

NBC News reported:

The same day, 464 U.S. domestic and international flights were cancelled and more than 6,600 were delayed, according to the flight tracker FlightAware, which notes that those made up 28.8% of scheduled flights overall.

More than 930 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. were delayed on Sunday morning, and more than 200 flights were cancelled, according to FlightAware. New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport had the highest rates of delays and cancellations.

Fifty-three flights within, into, or out of the U.S. have already been cancelled for July 4 as of Sunday morning, according to FlightAware.

Meanwhile, Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is attacking the private airline industry.

Instead of actually solving the ongoing problem plaguing the US airline industry, Pete Buttigieg told disgruntled travelers they are entitled to a prompt refund if their flight gets canceled.

What a loser.

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