Why Air Travel Has Been a Huge Mess

From a story on axios.com by Joann Muller headlined “Why air travel has been a huge mess lately”:

There’s plenty of blame to go around for the recent spate of delays and cancellations that have left travelers angry and cost airlines billions of dollars.

Driving the news: U.S. airline departures were grounded for several hours Wednesday morning amid an issue with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) system that sends pilots safety alerts and other critical info.

Normal operations resumed around 9 a.m. ET Wednesday — but the ripple effects could be felt for days in the form of further delays and cancellations.