A very frustrating weekend of travel, which saw thousands of delays and cancelations nationwide, continued Monday as fliers heading through local airports experienced much of the same.
According to FlightAware.com, 140 total flights heading into our out of Los Angeles International Airport were delayed, while 15 were canceled.
Additionally, 21 flights were delayed at John Wayne Airport, while Hollywood/Burbank Airport had two cancelations and seven delays. Long Beach Airport reported just five flights delayed.
This weekend was reportedly one of the busiest of the year, with millions of Americans heading out to celebrate Father’s Day, Juneteenth and the beginning of summer.
The cancelations can be attributed to both airline staffing shortages and severe weather in portions of the United States.
In all, FlightAware.com reported 2,853 flights delayed and 18,026 flights canceled over the busy holiday weekend of travel.
The United States Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has called for airlines to hire additional agents to reduce the strain being placed on current employees. He reportedly met with the CEOs of several prominent airlines last week to address a need for change.