Severe weather creates travel nightmares to Boston Logan Airport

Travelers on their way to or from Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday spent considerable time either waiting for a flight for a street or waiting inside the airport terminal for their delayed flight to depart. Video from Sky 5 showed dozens of planes parked on Logan Airport taxiways, waiting for a gate for their arriving planes to park. The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what is known as a traffic control program for arriving aircraft and delayed departures for more than an hour due to thunderstorms over parts of the northeast. Recent delays in FAA air traffic control The bulletin also cited Delta port problems and surface congestion for the delays. The flight tracking website FlightRadar24 showed several incoming Delta flights that redirected to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia. In addition, flights to the airports in the New York City area were delayed between two and three hours due to the weather. The combination of planes that could not travel due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving planes created a parking lot with planes across the airport. FlightRadar24 showed some planes that landed at the airport before kl. 16.00 which was still waiting on the streets after kl. 19.00. Some passengers on board Delta planes said they were told a security incident was behind some of the delays, but Massport said that was not the case. “There is no security incident or evacuation at Boston Logan,” Massport said on social media. “Flight delays are due to weather in other parts of the country.” “Weather challenges at airports across the Northeast have caused congestion for both arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport,” a statement from Delta Air Lines said. “We apologize to customers for any inconvenience Delta team is working on to get customers on their way as quickly and safely as possible.” Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the United States on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer holiday season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than a third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than a quarter of flights were dropped off at nearby Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, according to tracking service FlightAware. impairs their ability to operate all of their scheduled flights. Pilot associations in Delta, American and Southwest have said their airlines were too slow to replace pilots who withdrew or took leave during the early part of the pandemic. Two Senate Democrats said this month that the holiday weekend’s performance “raises questions about the airline’s decision-making stock.” Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts said that delays and cancellations “occur so often that they begin to become an almost expected part of the journey.” Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Travelers on their way to or from Boston’s Logan International Airport on Thursday spent considerable time either waiting for a flight on a street or waiting inside the airport terminal for the delayed flight to depart.

Video from Sky 5 showed dozens of planes parked on Logan Airport taxiways, waiting for a gate for their arriving planes to park.

The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what is known as a traffic control program for arriving aircraft and delayed departures for more than an hour due to thunderstorms over parts of the northeast.

Recent delays from FAA air traffic control

The bulletin also cited Delta port problems and surface congestion for the delays.

The flight tracking website FlightRadar24 showed several incoming Delta flights that redirected to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia.

In addition, flights to the airports in the New York City area were delayed between two and three hours due to the weather.

The combination of planes that could not travel due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving planes created a parking lot with planes all over the airport.

FlightRadar24 showed some planes that landed at the airport before kl. 16.00 which was still waiting on the streets after kl.

Some passengers on board Delta planes said they were told a security incident was behind some of the delays, but Massport said that was not the case.

“There is no security incident or evacuation at Boston Logan,” Massport said on social media. – The flight delays are due to weather in other parts of the country.

“Weather challenges at airports across the Northeast [Thursday] “has caused congestion for both arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport,” said a statement from Delta Air Lines. [air traffic control] to get customers moving as quickly and safely as possible. “

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the United States on Thursday, one of the worst days so far for travel as the high season during the summer holidays heats up.

At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, more than a third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than a quarter of flights were dropped off at nearby Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, according to tracking service FlightAware.

Airlines are struggling with a shortage of workers, especially pilots, who are hampering their ability to operate all scheduled flights. Pilot associations at Delta, American and Southwest have said their airlines were too slow to replace pilots who withdrew or took leave during the early part of the pandemic.

Two Senate Democrats said this month that the show this weekend “raises questions about airlines’ decision-making.” Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts said that delays and cancellations “occur so often that they are becoming an almost expected part of the journey.”

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.