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Flight cancellations and delays in Boston continue after frustrating weekend of air travel

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Flight cancellations and delays continue Monday at Logan International Airport in Boston after travelers were stuck in terminals for hours over the weekend. As of 9:45 a.m. Monday, FlightAware reported 50 flight cancellations and 62 delays. More than 100 flights to or from Logan Airport were canceled and more than 200 were delayed on Sunday. The vast majority of cancellations were for JetBlue flights, leaving stranded luggage and frustrated customers. On Saturday, FlightAware reported that Logan had recorded 79 total flight cancellations and 243 total delays. JetBlue accounted for 33 of those canceled flights and 131 of the delayed flights to or from Boston on Saturday. , and Allegiant. The number of flight cancellations and delays in Boston and across the country is causing travelers’ checked baggage to be separated, resulting in a backlog of luggage. A JetBlue spokesperson said the number of flight delays and cancellations is not specific to JetBlue, and that severe weather in the southeast and multiple air traffic control delay programs have created significant impacts on the industry over the past few days. The main culprit – there are many things, but the main culprit – is the shortage of pilots, as well as the shortage of flight attendants and the shortage of mechanics. The airline industry is going through the same thing many other industries are going through,” said Tom Kinton, of Kinton Aviation Consulting. According to the Transport Workers Union of America, Ed Baklor, JetBlue’s customer service and programs manager, said issued a statement on March 28 indicating that JetBlue’s operational problems are caused by flight attendants refusing to accept assignments.The union said in a press release that Baklor’s statement could not be further from truth. in the union statement. “Our flight attendants showed up and allowed this airline to fly during the pandemic. Now is the time for management to show up for them. “Flight attendants are not not the cause of these issues. They are the reason customers keep coming back to JetBlue,” TWU International President John Samuelsen said in the union statement. “TWU stands ready to come together immediately on these issues at the table to negotiate real solutions that will solve the real problems.

Flight cancellations and delays continue Monday at Logan International Airport in Boston after travelers were stuck in terminals for hours over the weekend.

As of 9:45 a.m. Monday, FlightAware reported 50 flight cancellations and 62 delays.

More than 100 flights to or from Logan Airport were canceled and more than 200 were delayed on Sunday. The vast majority of cancellations were for JetBlue flights, leaving stranded luggage and frustrated customers.

On Saturday, FlightAware reported that Logan had recorded 79 total flight cancellations and 243 total delays. JetBlue accounted for 33 of those canceled flights and 131 of the delayed flights to or from Boston on Saturday.

Other major airlines with fewer cancellations and delays at Logan Airport this weekend included Spirit, Southwest, American, Delta, Frontier, Alaska and Allegiant.

The number of flight cancellations and delays in Boston and across the country is causing travelers’ checked baggage to be separated, resulting in a backlog of luggage.

A JetBlue spokesperson said the number of flight delays and cancellations is not specific to JetBlue, and inclement weather in the southeast and multiple air traffic control delay programs have created significant impacts on the industry over the past few days.

“It’s much more than the weather. The main culprit – there are many things, but the main culprit – is the shortage of pilots, as well as the shortage of flight attendants and the shortage of mechanics. The industry airline industry is going through the same thing that many other industries are going through,” said Tom Kinton, of Kinton Aviation Consulting.

According to the Transport Workers Union of America, Ed Baklor, JetBlue’s customer service and programs manager, released a statement on March 28 indicating that JetBlue’s operational problems are caused by flight attendants refusing to accept assignments. The union said, in a press releasethat Baklor’s statement couldn’t be further from the truth.

“It’s time for JetBlue to stop playing the blame game with its flight attendants,” said Gary Peterson, TWU’s international vice president and airline division manager, in the union’s statement. “Our flight attendants showed up and allowed this airline to fly during the pandemic. Now is the time for management to show up for them.

“Flight attendants are not the cause of these problems. They are the reason customers keep coming back to JetBlue,” TWU International President John Samuelsen said in the union statement. “TWU stands ready to meet immediately on these issues. the table to negotiate real solutions that will solve real problems.