Thousands of Flight Delays Mark Holiday Weekend; Cost of Stamps To Increase

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Travelers wait at the departure area check-in at the United Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International airport, Wednesday June 28, 2023, in Los Angeles. Travelers waited out widespread delays at U.S. airports on Tuesday, an ominous sign heading into the long July 4 holiday weekend, which is shaping up as the biggest test yet for airlines that are struggling to keep up with surging numbers of passengers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Airports are being hit with more travel issues as a record number of Americans travel during the extended 4th of July weekend. FlightAware reports that over 600 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. were canceled Sunday and more than 7,000 flights were delayed.

New York area airports were among the hardest hit, along with Philadelphia and Boston. The latest disruptions come amid severe weather threats throughout the U.S. in recent days.

Meanwhile, the cost of mailing a letter is going up. The U.S. Postal Service is hiking the price of a stamp from 63 cents to 66 cents. This month will mark the fourth price increase in two years on Forever Stamps.

USPS says the new hike is needed to offset inflation. The postal service will also increase rates for packages and marketing mail. The changes will take effect on Sunday, July 9.


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