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Flight Cancellations and Delays

Talked to my neighbor who flew from Portland to Lafayette, one scheduled stop over in DFW. The 5 hour flight lasted 27 hours. Rerouted, delays and cancellations. He spent the night at DFW airport.

I am so glad I no longer have to travel. What is your experience as of late?

Here's a synopsis of this weekend:

Weekend of cancellations
Saturday saw a total of 657 flight cancellations and 7,267 delays within, into or out of the United States.

American Airlines canceled 4% of its flights and 24% of its Saturday flights were delayed, according to FlightAware.

United had 4% of its flights canceled and 23% delayed, followed by Delta with 2% canceled and 22% of its Saturday flights delayed, FlightAware notes.

41% of JetBlue’s flights and 36% of Southwest’s flights were also delayed on Saturday, according to the website.
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Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
24857 posts

Spent 5 hours in the airport on Thursday just for Delta to cancel my flight.

Tennessee Fan
Member since Feb 2010
2163 posts

Gotta fly out Wednesday for my brother’s wedding. Please lord let me get there!

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US Space Force Fan
Member since Jan 2019
605 posts

If its within 12 hours, I drive now. I had a meeting in Odessa last week and I drove while my coworker flew. Guess who ended up home first?

Flying under the radar.
Member since Dec 2007
4938 posts

The struggle is real. Before Covid commercial aviation was humming along. Post Covid, it’s an absolute shite show more times than not.

The industry has struggled to get back online after scaling all the way down the way it did. Biggest issue is staffing.


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Legion of Doom
Old Metry
Member since Jan 2018
3671 posts

Flew Southwest to and from Boston last week. Had a layover at BWI on the way up and BNA on the way back. Everything went off with out a hitch. I consider myself lucky.

Capt ST
Army Fan
Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
11692 posts

Luckily it hasn’t impacted me as of yet. But I have noticed a ton of people crashed out in airports.

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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2012
2951 posts

Flew to India from NOLA with layover in London.

21 hr flight turned into 36 hrs. 1 stop turning into 3 stops. I had my 7 year old twins with me. It was one of the worst experience I had in my life. I might need therapy to fly again
British airways has no staffing after they let go of them during COVID.

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Ole Miss Fan
The Sip
Member since Oct 2016
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Revenge travel has overwhelmed the airlines and their personnel

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St Amant, LA
Member since Oct 2009
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If its within 12 hours, I drive now.

This is me also. Used to be within 8 hours or I flew, but now I’m driving if it’s 12hrs or less. Been burned to many times lately.

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Member since Mar 2009
101104 posts

Canceled flight from LA to NOLA. Over a 24 hour delay. Was a month ago.

Canceled flight from San Diego to NOLA last week. Got on another flight on standby. Made it home on scheduled time but almost another 24 hour delay.

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Member since Dec 2012
33751 posts

Very rare for anything to go smoothly these days.

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Member since Jan 2015
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I was supposed to fly somewhere (eight-or-so hours drive away) last week. The plane had some sort of leak/mechanical failure after it rained and it seemed like I would miss my connection and wouldn't get there until after the point where I would drive there.

So, I got my refund and just decided, frick it, I'm going to drive eight-or-so hours to my final destination as opposed to waiting for this flight, missing my connection, and taking a flight much later from the connection to my final destination.

It's just not worth it to fly very often any more. Last time I flew my nonstop flight was cancelled, two times ago I had to sleep in a connecting airport. All different airlines too.
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Syracuse Fan
Member since Jul 2013
7433 posts

Have some flexibility when booking is my suggestion. Luckily haven't gotten burned this summer but it's making for oversold flights. Have seen a lot of $$ being handed out

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Member since Jun 2019
5952 posts


I am so glad I no longer have to travel. What is your experience as of late?

I’ll take flight 43 ytd tomorrow. No real issues other than minor delays. All United.

BK Lounge
Member since Nov 2021
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I am so glad I no longer have to travel. What is your experience as of late?

I dont mind traveling for work, but then again, my experience has always been that i drive out of town for work far more often than i fly.. i have long been a road warrior, and even in my personal time, ive always preferred driving over flying- who wants to deal with security hassles, delays, sitting next to crying babies with shi tty diapers and then having to rent a car once you land ? I felt this way long before Covid and the latest air travel chaos makes me like driving even more .. i can keep the AC how i like it, adjust my seat back as far as i want and stop whenever i like to eat or use the facilities without having to ‘wait for the light to go off .’

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Double Oh
Member since Sep 2008
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If its within 12 hours, I drive now. I had a meeting in Odessa last week and I drove while my coworker flew. Guess who ended up home first?

Thats a long drive ive made way too many times.

US Marine Corps Fan
Member since Jan 2019
21174 posts


Talked to my neighbor who flew from Portland to Lafayette

Why of all the places in the world would he go to frikkin Portland?

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Paul Allen
California Fan
Montauk, NY
Member since Nov 2007
71538 posts

12 is too much, but quite honestly, anything less than 450 miles, so roughly 7 hours, should not be a problem driving, especially this day and age with podcasts and audiobooks.

Jack Ruby
US Space Force Fan
Member since Apr 2014
18438 posts

They don't have enough pilots because every airline made them get inncoulated.

The ones who could retired. The other ones who couldn't are getting mass 'injuries' leading to all the canceled flights.

Thats what's really going on.

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