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July 4th Weekend “Airmageddon”: 600 Flights Canceled, 2800 Delayed


More than 7,000 flights were canceled over Memorial Day weekend and airline officials fear there will be a similar meltdown at airports across the US this holiday weekend.

More than 300 flights were canceled across the US by Thursday evening as the airline industry braces for July 4 “Airmageddon.”

By Saturday morning, more than 600 flights were canceled and 2,800 more were delayed.

The cancelations come as hundreds of Delta pilots are picketing nationwide in addition to staffing shortages.

Instead of actually solving the ongoing problem plaguing the US airline industry, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told disgruntled travelers they are entitled to a prompt refund if their flight gets canceled.

“Flight canceled? You are entitled to a prompt refund.” Buttigieg said in a tweet on Saturday.

Flight canceled? You are entitled to a prompt refund.

Learn more about your rights at our Consumer Protection site. https://t.co/SuUOobh3St

— Secretary Pete Buttigieg (@SecretaryPete) July 2, 2022

The Daily Mail reported:

Airlines have cancelled and delayed hundreds of flights in the U.S. sparking travel chaos during the busiest Fourth of July weekend since the

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