NEW YORK, NY (Newsource) – It’s a busy post-Thanksgiving travel day at airports across the country, where thousands of flight delays are impacting travelers.
By Sunday afternoon, more than 2,000 flights within or coming into or out of the U.S. had been delayed, and 59 flights were canceled according to Flightaware.
Compared to last year post-pandemic, for every 100 people who flew in 2021 on Thanksgiving Day, there are 177 people flying out this year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the TSA said.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving can be a brutal travel day for some. According to AAA, nearly 55 million Americans were expected to travel 50 miles or more for the holiday. That’s a 1.5 percent increase from last year.
In New York at Laguardia Airport, travelers expecting big crowds early Sunday morning were happy not to see long lines.
Now travelers across the country will need to arrive early at airports for different reasons. A large storm system is sweeping the Midwest to the Northeast and multiple storms in the Southeast may cause complications.