On condition that this lengthy summer season weekend additionally coincides with Father’s Day, meaning there will probably be a variety of journey occurring.
TSA officers mentioned they screened about 2,438,784 individuals at airport safety checkpoints nationwide on Friday, the best checkpoint quantity since November 28, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That additionally was about 100,000 extra vacationers than the Friday earlier than Memorial Day weekend.
“Welcome to the Juneteenth Vacation Weekend of journey!” wrote TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein on Twitter.
Whereas Juneteenth turned an official vacation final 12 months, that is the primary 12 months that the US inventory market and banks will shut in its honor.
Delta mentioned it’ll cancel 100 each day flights within the US and Latin America from July 1 to August 7. In an open letter to prospects, Delta pilots wrote that the labor scarcity has put them on tempo to fly extra extra time hours this 12 months than in all of 2018 and 2019 mixed.
“The pilot scarcity for the business is actual, and most airways are merely not going to have the ability to understand their capability plans as a result of there merely aren’t sufficient pilots, at the very least not for the following five-plus years,” United Airways CEO Scott Kirby mentioned through the airline’s quarterly earnings name in April.
Some US senators are taking be aware. “Whereas some flight cancellations are unavoidable, the sheer variety of delays and cancellations this previous weekend raises questions on airline decision-making,” wrote Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey in a letter to Buttigieg earlier this month.