FAA Warns of Flight Delays Leading into July 4th Holiday

Thunderstorms in the Northeast and heat or wind in other areas of the country are impacting travel times.

The Federal Aviation Administration said travelers should expect widespread delays at airports beginning Thursday and over the long July 4 holiday weekend. In some cases, the delays could be several hours at airports as the Northeast experiences thunderstorms. 

By mid-afternoon Wednesday, more than 4,000 flights were delayed on the East Coast alone, and about 1,300 were canceled. And air travel has not yet hit its peak. More than 525,000 flights are set for Thursday, the biggest day of the holiday travel schedule. 

Air traffic in other parts of the country may be delayed due to extreme heat or surface winds. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Administrator Polly Trottenberg as she oversees the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • For FAA officials as they seek to facilitate holiday air travel.
  • For the pilots, crew, and passengers of the hundreds of thousands of domestic flights that are scheduled over the holiday.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News


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