Delta pilots picket airports amid anticipated July 4 chaos, canceled flights

Airlines have been slashing hundreds of flights per day as travel conditions worsen.
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Delta pilots at LAX, June 30, 2022
Delta pilots at LAX, June 30, 2022
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Hundreds of pilots for major airline Delta picketed airports around the country on Friday, protesting what they claimed were adverse working conditions amid chaotic flight cancellations and supply chain crises.

Video of the protesting pilots circulated on social media, with demonstrations occurring at airports as disparate as LAX and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson. 

The pilots were striking in favor of better working conditions such as higher pay and more time off. 

The tracking software FlightAware listed the U.S. as experiencing nearly 600 flight cancellations yesterday alone.