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Delta Airlines issues unusual travel waiver for July 4 weekend!
Warns of “operational challenges” on 2022’s busiest travel weekend!

Delta’s A-330-900 Boston-Tel Aviv Inaugural, May 26, 2022.
Credit: The Points Guy

Delta throws in the towel, issues travel waiver for July 4 weekend, warns of ‘operational challenges’

“The Atlanta-based carrier has taken the remarkable step of acknowledging that it expects “operational challenges” days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend starts and on Tuesday issued a travel waiver for flights between July 1 and July 4.”

“Delta’s operation has struggled in recent weeks, particularly on weekends. Last weekend, the airline canceled hundreds of flights, by far the most of any U.S. carrier. The move underscores the broader problems the industry has had as a whole in ramping up operations since the depths of the pandemic.

“This weekend, Delta expects to break pandemic-era passenger records. In the run-up to the holiday weekend, new pandemic-era records have been set at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints.

“‘Delta is expected to carry customer volumes from Friday, July 1, through Monday, July 4, not seen since before the pandemic as people yearn to connect with the world,’ the airline said in the blog post. Delta is scheduled to operate about 11,000 flights between July 1 and July 4, according to Cirium schedule data. When Delta’s regional airline partners are included, that number jumps to just over 17,000 flights.”

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Posted by Steve on June 29, 2022 at 6:22 am | Permalink

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