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Multiple Airlines Canceled Flights Causing Bad Travel Day Across the U.S.

Larry Lease

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The airline industry continued to cancel dozens of flights across the country.Arrtturi Jalli/Unsplash

Airlines across the country have canceled over 1,400 flights in the United States on Thursday. Dallas News reports this being the worst day for travel as the summer vacation season heats up. LaGuardia Airport in New York saw over one-third of all flights scrubbed and nearly one-fourth of flights dropped at Newark Liberty. FlightAware also showed that most East Coast airports were serious trouble spots.

This latest round of cancelations comes just three weeks after airlines canceled nearly 2,800 flights during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Dallas News reports that American Airlines canceled more than 260 flights and delayed over 1,000 others. Southwest Airlines canceled only 62 flights but ended up delaying more than 1,000 others.

These cancelations came as airline CEOs held a meeting with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, about the prospect of an airport snafu. Dallas News says that Secretary Buttigieg asked the CEOs, to explain how they are planning to operate smoothly over the upcoming July 4 holiday as well as the rest of the summer. Buttigieg also called on the airlines to improve customer service and decide if they can handle the schedules that they have released publicly. The meeting with airline CEOS shows that the Biden administration is concerned with the ongoing problems at the nation's airports. Buttigieg told the media that he wants the industry work on delivering reliability to the traveling public. Time will tell this summer, whether the airline industry can solve the problems that are bogging it down as the travel season heats up.

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