A recent spate of flights across the United States is having a big impact on air travel: People who had planned to fly have taken to social media to vent their frustration about the delays, leaving thousands of angry travelers stranded.
It has turned into a massive backlash on social media, with many people asking for help in making the most of their time on an otherwise terrible day.
It’s a topic of intense debate, as travelers are sharing their experiences of how the delays are affecting their journeys, some in an attempt to make the best of their travel time.
Many of the comments and questions have included how to prepare for the inevitable plane bump and the dreaded flight attendant waiting for them on arrival.
It wasn’t long ago that we had an airport at Newark, New Jersey, that could handle a mass of people at once.
Now that is a difficult situation.
I have seen more planes than I can count and a lot of them have people waiting on their seats.
I’ve had to deal with a couple of people who wanted to sit on the tarmac but they were told they couldn’t.
When a plane is delayed, you have to deal.
People need to know that they can’t just sit in the aisle and wait for a few hours to be rebooked.
The response has been intense.
Some people have gone to great lengths to share their experiences with the media, some even have their own websites, and they’re sharing their frustrations with the hashtag #DeltaStuck, which is trending on Twitter.
#Delta stung by plane delays, says #Delta customer in NYC.
#DTS #Delta stuck in NYC pic.twitter.com/wGgF6tUZ1p — New York Times Travel (@nytimestravel) September 23, 2018 It turns out that, when it comes to traveling by plane, the most difficult part is actually the actual journey.
On Friday, United Airlines announced it was closing all domestic routes between New York and Washington, D.C., for the next several days, after the airline had been unable to clear the backlog of travelers it had expected to receive in advance of its flight to Dulles International Airport.
Delta’s decision to halt flights to the District was not the only one of its kind, as the company has also been forced to cancel flights to Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington DC.
In a statement, United spokesperson Erin Tingling said, “We are in the process of reopening our flights to all domestic customers and expect to resume service by the end of September.”
The airline said it was “working with the Federal Aviation Administration to resolve the situation with respect to the flight that was canceled.”
Delta has also begun to expand its network of hubs in other cities and states to accommodate increased demand.