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Nearly 500 US flights were canceled and nearly 2,000 delayed on Monday

Nearly 500 US flights were canceled and nearly 2,000 delayed on Monday
According to the flight tracking website FlightAwareNearly 500 US flights were canceled by midday Monday. On Sunday, 950 flights were cancelled.

Nearly 2,000 flights across the United States were delayed midday on Monday, after more than 8,000 were delayed on Sunday.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport was struggling Monday for a second day, with about 12% of flights departing from there having been canceled by 12 p.m. ET.

Chicago saw heavy rain on Sunday, including a Flash Flood Warning It was in place for parts of the afternoon for parts of Cook County.

On Sunday, Chicago O’Hare saw the most cancellations and delays, with nearly 12% of flights canceled, and more than 45% of flights delayed.

Chicago’s Midway Airport also continued to be affected, with 12% of its flights delayed and 4% canceled by Monday noon.

Newark Liberty Airport also suffered from delays and cancellations on Sunday, and about 6% of its flights had been canceled by Monday noon.

Cancellation on the weekend

Saturday saw a total of 657 flight cancellations and 7,267 delays within, within or outside the United States.

American Airlines canceled 4% of its flights and delayed 24% of its flights on Saturday, according to FlightAware.

United canceled 4% of its flights and delayed 23%, followed by Delta with 2% cancellation and 22% of its flights delayed on Saturday, FlightAware notes.

According to the site, 41% of JetBlue flights and 36% of Southwest flights were delayed on Saturday.

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