Flight headaches this summer, many caused by extreme weather conditions, continue to wreak havoc at US airports and beyond, with 11,337 delays and 2,077 cancellations reported so far. And they’re not likely to get better anytime soon.
The hardest hit airports on Monday, which saw the most cancellations, were Newark Liberty International, Dallas-Fort Worth International, and LaGuardia, according to FlightAware. The delays and cancellations at those airports were due to storms and staffing problems.
The National Meteorological Service She said Dallas-Fort Worth Airport experienced record rainfall between Sunday and Monday with 9.19 inches of rain, making it the second wettest 24-hour period.
Travelers to Newark Liberty International reported being stuck on the tarmac for nearly nine hours, in some cases he was asked to disembark the plane and then get back on, only to be finally informed that the flight had been canceled because the crew had disembarked.