Peaceful flying and airport parking – June 15th – 21st, 2021

June 21, 2021



Peaceful flying and airport parking – June 15th – 21st, 2021



If you are about to take an American Airline flight this June or July, your flight might had been cancelled.  And the problem isn’t just the weather but work force shortage.  Read it here: June 21, 2021 – American Airlines canceling hundreds of flights through mid-July in part due to labor shortages.


“The first few weeks of June have brought unprecedented weather to our largest hubs, heavily impacting our operation and causing delays, canceled flights and disruptions to crew member schedules and our customers’ plans,” Shannon Gilson, a spokesperson for the airline, told CNN. “That, combined with the labor shortages some of our vendors are contending with and the incredibly quick ramp up of customer demand, has led us to build in additional resilience and certainty to our operation by adjusting a fraction of our scheduled flying through mid-July.”



Thus, if you are traveling before July 15th, you might get your flight changed.  AA says they will notify you.  AA plans to cancel 50-80 flights a day.  However, it all should be back to normal in time for PIE 2021 in Dallas, TX.


In the meantime, it isn’t just AA facing challenges.  In this article from NYTimes, June 21, 2021 – Airlines struggle to cope as travel picks up and storms force delays, it says: “Summer getaways are testing the limits of the country’s air travel system as airlines and airports try to restore operations that were decimated by the pandemic.

Nearly 10,000 flights were delayed in the United States on Sunday, as travel surged and airlines contended with bad weather and other disruptions.

Among the nation’s largest airlines, Southwest Airlines had the most delays, with 30 percent of flights running late, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking service. At American Airlines, 25 percent of flights were delayed, compared with 23 percent for United Airlines and 21 percent for Delta Air Lines.

The slowdowns came as travel reached new pandemic heights: The Transportation Security Administration screened 2.1 million people at its airport security checkpoints on Sunday, the most since early March 2020.”


The rebound in air travel is much welcome yet, tempers flare.  Possibly, since people are fed up and confused, there have been numerous incidents of passengers behaving badly on their flights.  “Reports of disruptive and sometimes violent passenger behavior are on the rise — so much so that a group of major airlines and unions asked the Justice Department on Monday to crack down on such conduct.

“These incidents pose a safety and security threat to our passengers and employees, and we respectfully request that the Department of Justice commit to the full and public prosecution of onboard acts of violence,” the group said in a letter to the attorney general, Merrick Garland.”


In addition to the inflight behavior troubles, there is also a challenge with parking.  Especially since Uber and Lyft have become not affordable any longer.  According to June 21, 2021 – Parking is a nightmare right now at Atlanta airport — but that could soon change,  at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the nearby lots were full on Friday.  Other cities are experiencing the same dilemma with lack of parking.  The good news is that the lots shut down during the pandemic, are slowing reopening.  And we do need these parking options.  This past Sunday, June 20th, 2021,  air Travel hit was the highest since March 2020.  TSA screened 2.1 million people.


Hopefully, the logistics of summer travel will be solved very soon.  With enough workers to assist the travelers, planes flying full and on time, tempers calm and plenty of parking for us all.


Have a blessed new week.


Thank you,


Astrid Ambroziak


Creative Director

Parking Today

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