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Fourth of July travel: Hundreds of flights canceled on busy weekend
Airlines scrambling amid summer air travel surge
Media and travel analyst Mark Murphy discusses the summer air travel crush and how staffing shortages are impacting the flight industry on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’
Travel for the Fourth of July weekend has begun, sending airlines into a whirlwind as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides and transportation returns to normal.
By 11 a.m. EST Saturday, there were already Saturday cancellations within, into or departing the United States, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. Saturday delays totaled 1,745 nationwide, creating a cascading effect for flyers with layovers.
An influx of people were expected to hit the road for the holiday weekend. AAA projected that 47.9 million people will travel between Friday and Monday, and about 3.55 million of them are expected to fly.
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Staffing challenges and weather, combined with increased travel demand after the pandemic, has strained the nation's flight infrastructure.
FLIGHTMARE: THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS CANCELED, DELAYED; DO YOU NEED INSURANCE?