Thousands of flights canceled as concerns grow over summer travel
Jimmie Johnson: IT’S NOT EVEN A MAJOR TRAVEL WEEKEND — BUT FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS ARE PLAGUING AMERICA’S AIRPORTS.
AFTER MORE THAN 17-HUNDRED FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED THURSDAY — MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED MORE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELLED AS OF EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.
AND CONCERNS ARE GROWING OVER AIR TRAVEL FOR THE 4TH OF JULY AND THE REST OF THE SUMMER.
ON THURSDAY — TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY PETE BUTTIGIEG MET WITH AIRLINE C-E-OS TO GO OVER WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO MAKE SURE THINGS GO SMOOTHLY.
Pete Buttigieg | Transportation Secretary: “I let them know that this is a moment when we’re really counting on them to deliver reliably for the traveling public. Look, there’s a lot of pent-up demand out there.”
Jimmie Johnson: THOSE AIRLINES ARE NOT IN AN EASY SPOT EITHER.
DELTA — FOR EXAMPLE — WROTE AN OPEN LETTER TO ITS CUSTOMERS SAYING ITS PILOTS HAVE BEEN WORKING “A RECORD AMOUNT OF OVERTIME.”
DELTA SAYS AT THE CURRENT RATE — BY THIS FALL — PILOTS WILL HAVE WORKED MORE OVERTIME THIS YEAR THAN THEY DID IN 20-18 AND 20-19 COMBINED.