BOSTON (WHDH) - Sunday was a busy morning inside Terminal C at Logan Airport where cancellations and delays lit up the big board, and travelers scrambled to navigate it all.
Flightaware.com is reporting at least 32 delays in and out of Logan airport and 60 cancellations. Nearly 50 of those are JetBlue flights.
John’s trip to Florida was one of many that was impacted.
“So I had a flight scheduled for this morning at Miami for 9 a.m. and it’s been shifted to tomorrow at 10 a.m.,” he said.
This is the second weekend in a row of flight disruptions for travelers.
Thousands were impacted last weekend by delays and cancellations, the bulk of them again by JetBlue since Logan Airport is one of its hubs.
At that time, JetBlue said the issues were because of poor weather in Florida impacting that was its network. A spokesperson said it would take the company a couple of days to catch up.
“After a number of tough operating days this week that began with severe weather challenges and air traffic control delays up and down the east coast, we are continuing to work to minimize impacts to our customers,” said a spokesperson for the airline. “Despite hiring more than 3,000 new crewmembers already this year, like many businesses, we remain staffing constrained and these disruptions exacerbate an already challenging staffing situation.”
The airline said that in order to provide additional recovery options for the potential of additional April weather events, they will be canceling some flights this weekend and will be making a “small schedule adjustment through the rest of the month.”
“While we believe April will continue to be challenging, we are bringing on hundreds of new crewmembers each week as we prepare for summer travel. We have also reduced our schedule from May through the summer,” the spokesperson said.
“Clearly they’re having staffing challenges, if we don’t get on this flight today, we’re going to lose about $3,000 and two days of our vacation,” said Allison Taylor who is traveling on JetBlue.
Some travelers said they hoped the airline would have things sorted out by now but, instead are kicking off vacation with a dose of frustration.
“It’s difficult, you know you save up and we haven’t been anywhere for years because of COVID and my daughter is graduating and we wanted to take a special trip with special memories and now we’re just hoping to get on our flight,” Taylor said.
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