The summer of 2022 should be all about a return to touring glory after more than two years of pandemic-related downturns. Instead, the summer of travel chaos — from flight delays and cancellations to lost luggage to congested airports — is unfolding thanks to ongoing labor shortages and other problems. No wonder passenger complaints have increased by more than 300 percent compared to before the pandemic.
For an in-depth look at the depressing numbers, visit FlightAware, the world’s largest flight tracking platform that tracks cancellations and delays at airlines and airports around the world. (You can even follow the action — or, perhaps more accurately, the inaction — live via the Misery Map, which provides real-time visualization of delays and cancellations at major U.S. airports.)