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American airlines cancel and delay hundreds of flights again

American airlines cancel and delay hundreds of flights again

Thursday marked another frustrating day for air travel in the US, with hundreds of cancellations already within the country or abroad.

FlightAware showed over 1,400 delays and 628 cancellations.

According to flight tracking, American Airlines canceled 152 flights and more than 200 were delayed, United Airlines canceled 70 flights and delayed 123, and Delta Airlines canceled 48 and delayed 168.

This comes in the form of United Airlines said it would cut back About 50 flights depart daily this summer from Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.

United Airlines planes are parked at the gates of Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, on July 1, 2020. United Airlines will cut about 50 flights per day in Newark, in an effort to reduce flight delays and cancellations there this summer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File/AP Newsroom)

American Airlines ends service in three cities due to lack of pilots

In a note, the executive vice president and chief operating officer wrote in a note that the decision would help reduce delays and improve performance — even though it has aircraft, pilots, crews, and staff to support the schedule there.

The change is effective from July 1, and only domestic flights will be affected.

Salt Lake City International Airport

Passengers pass through Salt Lake City International Airport, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

however, Summer travel shows no signs from slowing down.

AAA says Independence Day weekend is expected to be the second busiest since 2000.

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Passengers are shown at Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

It is estimated that more than 47 million people travel at least 50 miles from their home over the weekend, an increase of 3.7% from last year.

However, the number of people traveling by air is expected to be the lowest since 2011.

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About 3.5 million people are expected to travel over the weekend.

Southwest Airlines pilots

Southwest Airlines pilots sit outside the terminal at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Dallas. (AP Photo/David Koenig/AP Newsroom)

last week, Airlines have washed over 1,700 flights On Thursday, while they were trying to recover from the storms.

In June, an average of more than 2.2 million passengers per day passed through security checkpoints at US airports.

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Not only did the cancellations and delays infuriate customers, but hundreds of uniformed people Southwest Airlines pilots staged a protest On Tuesday with banners blaming management.

Delta Airlines

Delta planes appear at their gates Monday, June 13, 2022, at Salt Lake City International Airport, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer/AP Newsroom)

Earlier this month, American Airlines pilots who were arrested near the New York Stock Exchange, and the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) published an open letter to Delta Air Lines customers sympathizing with those who Their flights have been delayed or canceled.

The union said Delta had scheduled more flights than it had pilots, and the pilots were working standard overtime.

Daniela Genovese of FOX Business and The Associated Press contributed to this report.