On Friday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the United States checked 2.45 million air travelers, the largest day total since February 2020. However, the amount was less than the 2.73 million viewers that watched on the same day in 2019. Despite the bad weather and personnel concerns that caused travel delays, traffic was still very heavy. According to FlightAware, American Airlines canceled 711 flights on Friday and delayed more than 6,000 others.
Airlines for America (A4A), a trade association for the aviation sector, wrote U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Friday that staffing issues were causing delays on flights even when the weather was favourable. The c air traffic controller staffing strategy for the July 4 weekend and the summer travel season was the topic of a meeting that was requested “to explore how we can work together to better understand.” According to the FAA, it “has addressed the concerns stated in the letter.”