Atlanta-based airline has issued a travel waiver for July 4. The holiday weekend is one of the busiest for air travel in the U.S. This post includes references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on one of these links and buy a product.

Delta has issued a waiver to give customers greater flexibility. The airline 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. “Delta people are working around the clock to rebuild Delta’s operation,” the airline said.

Delta is scheduled to operate about 11,000 flights between July 1 and July 4. New pandemic-era records have been set at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints. The move underscores the broader problems the industry has had as a whole in ramping up operations since the depths of the pandemic.

Delta has been facing the most operational difficulties. When Delta’s regional airline partners are included, that number jumps to just over 17,000 flights. Other airlines have canceled and delayed significant numbers of flights as a slew of factors converge to cause problems during a period of very high travel demand.
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