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127 flights canceled at Atlanta airport in last 24 hours, more are expected

Kristen Walters

If your Memorial Day travel plans involve taking a flight through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, you may want to check your flight status. 126 flights have been canceled in the last 25 hours.

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According to Flight Aware, at least 127 flights departing the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, have been canceled in the past 24 hours.

If you plan to fly out of Atlanta this weekend or have a connecting flight there, you should keep a close eye on your flight's status as more flights are being canceled every couple of minutes.

According to national reports, more than 1,000 flights have been canceled throughout US airports as of Saturday morning. So far, only 127 of those are departing out of Atlanta's International Airport.

Allegedly, Delta Air Lines currently has the most flight cancellations nationwide, with more than 230 canceled flights, many of which depart or connect in Atlanta.

While many of the canceled flights are weather-related, with intense storms, heavy rain, and wind in the forecast in many areas of the US this weekend, some of Delta's cancellations are intentional based on a plan to scale back on the number of flights it plans to offer this summer.

Due to rising operational costs and worker shortages, Delta plans to cut approximately 100 flights per day through August 7, 2022.

Atlanta's International Airport is one of the busiest in the nation, with an average of 2,700 arriving and departing flights, serving more than 275,000 passengers daily.

If you are flying out of Atlanta this weekend, let us know if your flight is on-time or delayed in the comments.

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