Given that this long summer weekend also coincides with Father’s Day, that means a lot of travel.

Friday before Juneteenth 2022’s Most Popular Air Travel DayAccording to the Transportation Security Administration statistics. Thanksgiving Since 2021, the airport hasn’t been so crowded.

TSA officials said Friday screened about 2,438,784 people at airport security checkpoints nationwide. This is the largest number of checkpoints since November 28, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. It was also about 100,000 more travelers than Friday before the Memorial Day weekend.

“Welcome to the Juneteenth Holiday Weekend on Travel!” TSA spokesman Lisa Fabstein wrote on Twitter.

Juneteenth was a holiday last year, but this is the first year the US stock market and banks have closed in honor of it.

There could be no surge in numbers It’s the worst time for US airlines.. Bad weather, staff shortages and infrastructure challenges combine to make major airlines struggle to keep up with the surge in travel.Nearly 9,000 flights delayed on Friday and another Friday in the United States 1,500 flights canceled According to the data group FlightAware..
Increased delays and cancellations The day after Secretary of Transportation Pete Butigeg met with the CEO of the airline to discuss ways to improve performance and operations ahead of the expected travel surge during the July 4 vacation.
about 2,700 flights canceled on Memorial Day weekend. Major airlines have already preemptively canceled more flights, just as the busy summer season overheats.Southwest Airlines reduced About 20,000 flights between June and Labor Day are struggling to hire 10,000 new workers who say they need to meet demand.
“I go through Whataburger drive-thru, pay and get the bag. It’s a job offer to staple to the bag,” Southwest CEO Robert Jordan joked. Dallas Morning News Last year about the difficulty of finding a job seeker. “That’s what happened.”

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will cancel 100 daily flights in the United States and Latin America from July 1st to August 7th. Total for 2018 and 2019.

“The shortage of pilots in the industry is a reality, and most airlines will not be able to realize their capacity plans because of the shortage of pilots for at least the next five years,” said Scott, CEO of United Airlines. Kirby said at an airline quarterly earnings briefing in April.

A union representing pilots from Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines said the airline had fallen into the current situation by refusing to replace pilots who retired and were absent during the pandemic. When air travel plummets..
According to the Pilot Union, they say about 8,000 new commercial pilots received the certificate last year. You shouldn’t run out. Current service cuts the story, They insistIs used by businesses to justify training to increase profitability and reduce safety requirements.

Some US Senators are paying attention. “Some flights are inevitable, but the number of delays and cancellations last weekend raises questions about airline decisions,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Edward Marquee. Congressman wrote in a letter to Butigeg earlier this month.