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Bad weather creates travel nightmare at Boston Logan Airport

Travelers to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport spent a lot of time on Thursday waiting for a boarding gate on planes or waiting inside the airport terminal for their flight to depart delayed. Sky 5 video showed dozens of planes parked on the taxiways at Logan Airport, waiting for a gate for their flights to arrive to park. The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what’s called a traffic management program for arriving flights and delayed departures by more than an hour due to thunderstorms in parts of the northeast. Latest FAA Air Traffic Control Delays The bulletin also cited Delta Gate issues and surface congestion for the delays. The FlightRadar24 flight tracking website showed several diverted inbound Delta flights to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, flights to New York area airports were delayed between two and three hours due to weather conditions. The combination of planes that could not take off due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving flights created parking at the airport. FlightRadar24 showed planes that landed at the airport before 4 p.m. still waiting at the gates after 7 p.m. Some passengers on Delta flights 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. “Airplane delays are due to weather conditions in other parts of the country.” “Weather issues at airports in the Northeast have caused congestion for arrivals and departures at Boston Logan International Airport,” a statement from Delta Air Lines said. “We apologize to customers for any inconvenience as Delta teams are working with them 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 summer holiday season heats up. At New York’s LaGuardia Airport, more than a third of all flights were canceled and more than a quarter of flights were abandoned at nearby Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey, according to the tracking service. FlightAware. are struggling with shortages of workers, particularly pilots, which affect their ability to operate all of their scheduled flights. Pilot unions at Delta, American and Southwest said their airlines were too slow to replace pilots who retired or took furlough early in the pandemic. Two Senate Democrats said this month that the holiday weekend performance “raises questions about the airline’s decision-making.” Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts said the delays and Cancellations “occur so frequently that they become an almost expected part of travel.” Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Travelers to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport spent a lot of time on Thursday waiting on planes for a gate or waiting inside the airport terminal for their delayed flight to depart.

Sky 5 video showed dozens of planes parked on the taxiways at Logan Airport, waiting for a gate for their flights to arrive.

The Federal Aviation Administration placed Boston in what’s called a traffic management program for arriving flights and delayed departures by more than an hour due to thunderstorms in parts of the northeast.

Latest FAA Air Traffic Control Delays

The bulletin also cited Delta Gate issues and surface congestion for the delays.

The FlightRadar24 flight tracking website showed several diverted inbound Delta flights to Providence, Detroit, Baltimore and Norfolk, Virginia.

Additionally, flights to New York area airports were delayed between two and three hours due to weather conditions.

The combination of planes that could not take off due to weather conditions in other cities and the number of arriving flights created a parking lot of planes across the airport.

FlightRadar24 showed planes that landed at the airport before 4 p.m. and are still waiting at the gates after 7 p.m.

Some passengers on Delta flights 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. “Airplane delays are due to weather conditions in other parts of the country.”

“Weather Challenges at Northeast Airports [Thursday] have caused traffic 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 as Delta crews are working with [air traffic control] 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 vacation season heats up.

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

Airlines are grappling with shortages of workers, especially pilots, which are hampering their ability to operate all of their scheduled flights. Pilot unions at Delta, American and Southwest said their airlines were too slow to replace pilots who retired or took furlough early in the pandemic.

Two Senate Democrats said this month that the holiday weekend performance “raises questions about airline decision-making.” Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts said delays and cancellations “occur so frequently that they become an almost expected part of travel.”

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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