Given that this long summer weekend also coincides with Father’s Day, it means that there will be a lot of travel going on.
TSA officers said they examined about 2,438,784 people at security checks at airports across the country on Friday, the highest checkpoint volume since Nov. 28, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. There were also around 100,000 more travelers than on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.
“Welcome to the jubilee holiday weekend with travel!”[ads1]; wrote TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein on Twitter.
While Juneteenth became an official holiday last year, this is the first year the US stock market and banks are closing in honor of it.
Delta said it will cancel 100 daily flights in the United States and Latin America from July 1 to August 7. In an open letter to customers, Delta pilots wrote that the shortage of manpower has set them in motion to fly more overtime hours this year than in total. of 2018 and 2019 combined.
“The pilot shortage for the industry is real, and most airlines will simply not be able to realize their capacity plans because there are simply not enough pilots, at least not for the next five plus years,” United Airlines CEO Scott said Kirby during the airline’s quarterly earnings interview in April.
Some US senators take note. “While some flight cancellations are unavoidable, the sheer number of delays and cancellations this past weekend raises questions about the airline’s decisions,” Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey wrote in a letter to Buttigieg earlier this month.