Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Passengers Stranded at Airports

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DEVELOPING STORY: Thousands of Americans are stranded at airports across the nation over the Father’s Day weekend due to flight cancellations.

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More than1,000 flights were canceled by mid-afternoon Sunday, with over 3,100 delayed, according to the flight tracking platform FlightAware. The cancellations are blamed on bad weather and ongoing staffing issues.

New York’s three area airports, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International, had among the most domestic delays and cancellations Sunday, along with Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta and Logan Airport in Boston, the Wall Street Journal reported.

“Canceling a flight is always our last resort, and we sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience to their travel plans,” Delta said in a statement Sunday.

More than 2.4 million people traveled through TSA checkpoints Friday, the agency said. Airlines had canceled more than 1,100 flights by early Friday afternoon after they canceled more than 1,700 Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

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