More than 3,000 flights canceled in the United States over the weekend

More than 3,000 flights canceled in the United States over the weekend

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, at least 916 flights across the United States were canceled this Sunday.

Only Delta Air Lines canceled at least 248 flights this Sunday. United Airlines canceled 90 flights and American Airlines canceled 96 flights.

In a statement to Citizen Free Press, Delta said, “A variety of factors continue to affect our operations, including challenges with air traffic control, weather, and unscheduled absences on some work groups. Canceling a flight is always our last resort, and we sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience to their travel plans.”

Citizen Free Press reached out to United and American for comment on the flight cancellations but did not immediately hear back.

Newark Liberty International Airport and Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport bore the brunt of the cancellations.

It’s been a busy weekend of cancellations in the US. According to Flight Aware, there were 1,473 cancellations on Friday and 858 flight cancellations this Saturday. That brings the total to about 3,247 flight cancellations this weekend.

On Friday, the TSA, the United States transportation authority, registered its highest volume of checkpoints since the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2021, with 2,438,784 people checked at the security checkpoints of the airports across the country, Citizen Free Press previously reported.

The TSA said 2,173,292 people were screened at airport checkpoints on Saturday.

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