PHILADELPHIA - Thousands of flights were canceled over the weekend that stymied spring travel plans for pandemic-weary Americans eager to explore.FlightAware, a website that tracks flights, noted major disruptions at several Florida airports, including in Miami, Ft.
Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando, as well as Baltimore, New York and other airports around the country. JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, Frontier, Spirit and American Airlines were most affected, according to FlightAware, with JetBlue and Spirit canceling one-third of Sunday's scheduled flights. "Severe weather in the Southeast and multiple air traffic control delay programs have created significant impacts on the industry," a JetBlue spokesperson said in an email. "Today’s cancellations will help us reset our operation and safely move our crews and aircraft back in to position."Southwest Airlines also cited "weather and airspace congestion" Saturday in Florida, as well as a "technology issue." It canceled about 1,000 flights over the weekend but said that as of 1 p.m.
Eastern, it had no more cancellations on Sunday.Seniors at West Deptford High School were among those impacted by the delays and cancelations.
The school had a long planned trip to Disney World set up to celebrate its graduating seniors who have spent the last two years trying to navigate high school and a pandemic. MORE HEADLINES FROM FOX 29"I woke up and we got the text that it’s been canceled 15 minutes before leaving my house," Caila Tagwe told FOX 29.