MIAMI – Weather woes across the country have made traveling during the Fourth of July holiday difficult over the weekend and continuing Monday.
Thousands of flights were delayed and hundreds were cancelled.
At Miami International Airport Monday, some travelers who spoke with Local 10 News said they were still having trouble getting to their final destination while others were left on edge with the unknown.
“It’s hard,” traveler Jaclyn Lee said.
“Yeah, it’s this sense of uncertainty -- whether it will happen, it won’t happen,” passenger Neerja Vajpayee added.
So far, there have been more than 7,000 cancellations nationwide.
“These notifications all the time that are coming in, so you never know what to do,” Vajpayee said. “So yeah, I don’t know. Rather than informative, it keeps adding this, you know?”
According to TSA, officers screened nearly 10.7 million people – about 2.7 million per day from Thursday through Sunday, “setting travel records at airports across the country.”
TSA continued to screen record numbers of travelers at airports nationwide over the weekend. We expect high volumes throughout the week with the #4thofJuly tomorrow. I want to thank our dedicated employees for your hard work to keep our transportation systems secure. #TeamTSA https://t.co/cxEOlNdbng— David P. Pekoske (@TSA_Pekoske) July 3, 2023