Flight delays and steep gas prices fuel summer travel woes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The summer months journey time is on — and even with superior selling prices at the pump and sky-high ticket costs to fly, vacationers are out there, outnumbering pre-pandemic crowds.

Frustrations are also high as flights proceed to be canceled about the nation.

“The gasoline is highly-priced, and the flights delayed. What can we do?” Odlis Rodriguez instructed us.

In accordance to FlightAware, more than 800 flights ended up canceled across the nation Monday. It comes immediately after a chaotic weekend, with extra than 1,500 domestic flights canceled Saturday and Sunday.

The tourists we spoke with at JAX, who have been held up by canceled flights, stated they hadn’t had an significant vacation nightmares. Some claimed they’ll stick with flying.

“Timewise, I’ll ordinarily just select flights about driving primarily based on time,” one traveler explained to us.

“Yeah, I’d alternatively push,” Songmi Keating advised us. “We’re gonna drive basically to (Washington) D.C. relatively than flying..”

Other individuals would decide for the road if flying receives far too chaotic — even with the increased charges for gasoline.


There is some relief at the pump appropriate now. Florida price ranges dropped 14 cents from very last 7 days. Our common is about $4.66 for each gallon — practically a quarter a lot less than the nationwide average.

The Transportation Safety Administration states the variety of people today who went through protection checkpoints at airports across the U.S. broke the pandemic period record. On Sunday, extra than 2.4 million people handed by way of checkpoints — the most considering that February 2020.

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