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Over 1K flights cancelled as severe thunderstorm hits U.S. east coast – National

Tens of hundreds of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airways canceled about 1,400 U.S. flights as thunderstorms hit the East Coast.

One other 6,300 flights had been delayed by early night, in accordance with monitoring service FlightAware.

It was the second straight day of main disruptions and the worst day for cancellations since mid-June.

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The three main airports within the New York Metropolis space and Reagan Nationwide Airport exterior Washington, D.C., recorded essentially the most cancellations.

American Airways scrubbed about 250 flights, or 7% of its schedule. Republic Airways, which operates smaller planes for American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Categorical, canceled an analogous quantity, about 25% of its flights.

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Thunderstorms have been stopping or delaying early-evening flights in New York, Boston, the Washington, D.C., space, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Denver, in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration.


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About 1,200 U.S. flights have been canceled Thursday, 4.6% of all these scheduled.

Vacationers have been hit with widespread cancellations and delays this summer time. Journey bounced again sooner than anticipated _ to about 88% of pre-pandemic ranges in July– and airways weren’t in a position to enhance staffing quick sufficient. They’ve been reducing again on schedules in an try to make remaining flights extra dependable.

Airways flying within the U.S. had a foul June, canceling greater than 21,000 flights or 2.7%, up from 1.8% in June 2019, earlier than airways pushed employees to stop in the course of the pandemic. The airways did higher in July, nonetheless, canceling about 14,000 flights, or 1.8%.

Delays have been extra persistent–above 23% in each June and July.

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