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US flight cancelations soar ahead of July 4th weekend

By HatetheSwamp
June 26, 2022 6:39 pm
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Flight cancelations soared Sunday, casting a dark cloud over approaching Fourth of July weekend travel plans ó as airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration sparred over who is to blame.

At least 671 flights had been canceled within, into or out of the US by early Sunday afternoon, according to tracking website Flight Aware. Delta had scrapped 204 flights by 2:30 p.m. EST and Southwest Airlines axed more than 100.


So, baby formula, tampons, now your can't catch a flight to see you grandbabies on the 4th?

Who can guess what mess President Clouseau will allow to happen next.


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  1. by Donna on June 26, 2022 6:52 pm
    "Airlines said they are contending with shortages of pilots, flight attendants and other key staffers following a wave of layoffs and resignations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Airlines for America, which represents heavyweights like Delta, United and Southwest, also said the delays and cancellations are in part because there is a shortage of FAA air traffic controllers.

    But the FAA denied there was a shortage of air traffic controllers and cast doubt on the airline staffing crises claims."

    ***

    Do you seriously expect that any president should be able to order airline companies to fix the problem?



  2. by Curt_Anderson on June 26, 2022 7:50 pm
    Of course this has nothing to do with Biden. Many pilots took early retirements during the Trump administration when COVID was raging and few passengers were flying. That mostly accounts for the pilot shortage.

    Why is there a pilot shortage? Start with ageism
    People are living and working longer. Retirement mandates are outdated.
    See the link below.



    Pilots in the US are required to retire at 65. The reasoning being that as we age we lose mental and physical sharpness. That's generally true, but not in every individual case. Certainly some some 69 year-olds are sharper than some 49 year-olds. Pilot Sully Sullenberger probably relied more on his experience and wisdom to land in the Hudson than his quick reflexes. More than any other industry, airlines can measure a pilot's ability to perform scientifically: They have flight simulators.
    nbcnews.com
    nbcnews.com


  3. by Curt_Anderson on June 26, 2022 8:02 pm
    "Do you seriously expect that any president should be able to order airline companies to fix the problem?" --Donna

    He probably does expect that.

    Admirers of Mussolini said that "he made the trains run on time". People like HtS would be happy with a fascist autocrat if he promised to make the planes run on time. By the way, Il Duce didn't actually make the trains run on time. But anybody who dared say otherwise was shot.


  4. by Donna on June 26, 2022 8:11 pm
    I guess he believes that Ron DeSantis would be that kind of president.

    BWAHAHAHA!!!


  5. by oldedude on June 26, 2022 8:17 pm
    There is also an issue with flying time. Because of the restrictions, there was a lower amount of flights. Pilots couldn't get their hours, and now have to recertify via the FAA. That is at least a 6-9 month process.

    And now, fewer people are flying because pedojoe still can't open up the refineries because there we're not producing the crude oil we were 2 years ago. No company wants to invest in new refineries either because as soon as they get on line, dims will it shut down. This was the reasonable argument for the past 5 years with the green energy deals. No one figured out that now its more expensive to drive to your job, than to quit.


  6. by Donna on June 26, 2022 8:24 pm
    That is complete and utter bullshit. The oil companies are doing fine with the way things are right now. Plus if they keep gasoline prices high, they'll be more likely to get the candidates they want in office.


  7. by Donna on June 26, 2022 8:33 pm
    They're taking us for a ride - a very expensive ride.

    Exxon Mobil doubled its profit from last year to $5.5 billion

    As gas prices continue to soar across the nation, oil producer Exxon Mobil reported $5.4 billion in profit during the first quarter ó doubling its profits compared to the same quarter last year.

    Exxon also took a noteworthy loss as company officials abandoned Russian operations due to the war, writing down about $3.4 billion. CEO Darren Woods said in a statement Friday that Exxon's earnings increased modestly. Revenue at the Texas company was $90.5 billion, which far exceeded the $59.1 in revenue during the same quarter a year ago.

    Exxon's growth this quarter is in part due to oil prices rising soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, sending European countries which rely heavily on Russia for energy and others scrambling to find alternative sources for fuel. A barrel of the U.S. benchmark crude rose from $76 to nearly $130 per barrel before ending the quarter at $100, and drivers were filling up with increasingly expensive gasoline.
    cbsnews.com


  8. by oldedude on June 26, 2022 10:16 pm
    "That is complete and utter bullshit. The oil companies are doing fine with the way things are right now. Plus if they keep gasoline prices high, they'll be more likely to get the candidates they want in office."

    So why did pedojoe go to Saudi to lick their arse? We are running out of domestic oil and LPG. He also wants to open the petro reserves so we have no way to actually deal with any emergency. He has cut all lands previously open to oil and cut thousands of jobs. Keystone and Anwr, along with off shore drilling of any kind. Better check your sources. We went from self sufficient (which cut global oil costs) three years ago to producing almost nothing. Proof? The Ruble is stronger now than before the war. Why? everyone has to give blowjobs to Putin for his gas. Pedojoe actually is proud of this fact for his "green deal" which is more of a scam than anything else. So I suppose you have an electric car? Where does that energy come from?


  9. by HatetheSwamp on June 27, 2022 4:20 am

    Of course this has nothing to do with Biden. Many pilots took early retirements during the Trump administration when COVID was raging and few passengers were flying. That mostly accounts for the pilot shortage.

    Curt,

    You're a pure, Good German sycophant.

    You proved that "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" has a hand in this.

    What's going on now can be traced to what took place more than two years ago. The Doddering Old Fool has a highly touted, presidential hopeful running the Department of Transportation.

    Don't tell me that you think that the Former Truck Driver's team couldn't do anything at all to ameliorate what you and I knew would happen without some intervention.

    That's nice Good German thinking. It's enabling incompetence.

    There's a pattern here.

    My wife spent hours last week chasing down baby formula for a niece who can't find any for her infant.

    Across America, women are starting to have to be creative to find tampons maybe the next suburb over.

    And, don't you think it matters, after years of being mandated by woke, Blue MAGA, Big Bro Dems to sit on their butts, people don't have a right to be angry that President Clouseau can't keep jets in the air?

    Joe's -17.3 at RCP, and for good reason.


  10. by Donna on June 27, 2022 7:48 am
    Biden's probably wasting his time pleading with Mohammad bin Sultan. MBS would much rather see a Republican win in 2024 because they're much more amenable to selling him weapons to kill Yemenis with.

    Oil companies would rather see a Republican win in 2024 too. They're counting on the American electorate to blame the Democrats for high gasoline prices and put a Republican in the White House in 2024.


  11. by HatetheSwamp on June 27, 2022 7:53 am

    Good'nuff, Donna. But, take care that you don't stumble on to another conspiracy theory. They're all over the place.

    The Former Truck Driver's incompetence being what it is, no conspiracies are necessary.


  12. by Donna on June 27, 2022 8:02 am
    It's easier to slap a pejorative on an idea rather than debate it, isn't it, Hate?


  13. by HatetheSwamp on June 27, 2022 8:11 am

    Donna,

    No debate. I agree with you...unless there's a conspiracy involved, of course.


  14. by islander on June 27, 2022 8:19 am

    ĒSo I suppose you have an electric car? Where does that energy come from?

    old dude-I donít have an electric car, I have a hybrid. But if I did have an electric car, Iíd simply plug it into an outlet and the energy from the sun would recharge it. For other people without solar panels it would depend on where their electric company gets itís power, oil, wind, solar, hydro, etc.


  15. by oldedude on June 27, 2022 3:07 pm
    "In 2021, 79% of US energy consumption was from fossil fuels, 8.4% was from nuclear, and 12.5% was from renewable sources. The share of energy consumption from nuclear and renewable sources combined has more than doubled since 1980.

    Forty percent of US renewable and nuclear energy consumption is from nuclear sources, followed by 23.8% from biomass like wood and biofuels."
    usafacts.org


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