Thursday marked another frustrating day with flights in the United States, with hundreds of cancellations already in, within or out of the country.
FlightAware showed more than 1400 delays and 628 cancellations.
According to the flight tracking, American Airlines canceled 152 flights and more than 200 were delayed, United Airlines canceled 70 and delayed 123 and Delta Air Lines canceled 48 and delayed 168.
This is because United Airlines said it would cut about 50 daily departures this summer from New Jersey̵[ads1]7;s Newark Liberty International Airport.
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The decision, the airline’s executive vice president and chief operating officer wrote in a note, would help minimize delays and improve performance – even if it has the planes, pilots, crews and staff to support the schedule there.
The change will take effect from 1 July, and only domestic flights will be affected.
Nevertheless, summer travel does not show any signs of decline.
AAA says the Independence Day weekend is estimated to be the second busiest since 2000.
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Over 47 million people are estimated to travel at least 50 km from home during the holiday 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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Around 3.5 million people are expected to fly over the weekend.
Last week, airlines scrubbed more than 1,700 flights on Thursday as they tried to recover from storms.
In June, an average of more than 2.2 million passengers a day went through security checks at US airports.
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Cancellations and delays have not only angered customers, and hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots staged a protest Tuesday with signs blaming management.
Earlier this month, American Airlines pilots near the New York Stock Exchange and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) posted an open letter to Delta Air Lines customers who sympathized with those whose flights were delayed or canceled.
The union said that Delta has planned more flights than they have pilots to fly, and that the pilots worked record overtime hours.
FOX Business’ Daniella Genovese and The Associated Press contributed to this report.