Residual Flight Delays and Cancellations Continue from Deep Freeze, As More TSA Screeners Call In Sick

By Paul Riegler on 22 January 2019
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Delta aircraft in Atlanta

Delta aircraft in Atlanta

Even as a wide swath of the nation comes out of the deep freeze, flight delays and cancellations continue as a result of the brutal weather.

As of 10:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, 415 flights in the United States had been cancelled and there were over 1,200 delays, according to FlightStats, a company that tracks such information.

On Monday, the end of the holiday weekend, there were a total of 954 flight cancellations and over 7,000 delays.

The Northeast will go from bone-chilling temperatures to spring-like weather this week and the rest of the East Coast will see warmer weather as well, albeit there’s another batch of cold air heading east that will result in temperatures hovering around the freezing mark by the end of the week.

By Thursday, temperatures in the region will climb to highs of 55° F (13° C) in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Tallahassee, Florida, will go from a chilly 47° F (8° C) today to 73° F (23° C).

Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration’s staffing woes continued with 10% of its workforce nationwide calling in sick. The agency acknowledged staffing issues at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Miami International, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airports on Monday.

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