Hundreds of US flights canceled, delayed amid travel chaos on July 4

Going home on July 4 is becoming a headache for many passengers – with more than 150 US flights landing and hundreds delayed.

At least 168 flights inside or outside the United States have been canceled as of Monday, while 883 other domestic flights have been delayed. According to airline regulator FlightAware.com.

Twelve flights from Newark Liberty International Airport – or 2% of all trips – were canceled and nine others delayed. Data show that at JFK Airport, where passengers were frightened by a bomb during a busy holiday weekend on Sunday, at least five flights were canceled and 22 delayed.

Authorities in Newark Warned the public of the peak duration of the journey. Expect “too many passengers” at several terminals on Sunday.

Globally, at least 13,651 flights were delayed and another 1,527 canceled on Monday, including more than 400 from China Eastern Airlines and 147 from other Scandinavian airlines, according to the data.

The ongoing travel chaos on Sunday came a day after at least 312 flights were canceled inside or outside the United States – with a further 4,663 delays. Most of the cancellations were in China, Canada and Europe. FlightAware.com reported..

A. A. A. Forecast of at least 42 million Americans Despite historically high gas prices, more than 50 miles were expected to be driven over the weekend. An additional 3.5 million people who planned to fly as airlines deal with overbooking and poor staffing, leading to severe delays and cancellations in some cases.

The AAA predicts that more than 3.5 million Americans are expected to fly over the weekend, as airlines deal with staff shortages amid rising bookings.
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FlightAware.com figures show that at least 3,765 U.S. flights were delayed on Saturday, with 612 cancellations, three times the daily average of 210 grounded flights.

By the end of Friday, more than 4,900 U.S. flights had been delayed, with about 500 others canceled.