Travelers Prepare For Problems At Logan Airport Ahead Of July 4th Weekend

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - So far, so good at Logan Airport, where travelers are getting an early start to the holiday weekend rush.

Following weeks of problems at airports around the country, fueled by staffing shortages and inclement weather, passengers are bracing themselves for potential problems. Adding insult to injury, hundreds of off-duty Delta Air Lines pilots plan to picket today. They're demanding a pay increase and pushing for the carrier to change their schedules to reduce flight disruptions.

"When delays or cancellations happen, the pilots share in our passengers' frustration," Jason Ambrosi, a union official and Delta pilot, said in the statement. "As long-term stakeholders in our airline, seeing our operational reliability suffer is bad business and puts the Delta brand at risk." 

"The perfect storm is occurring. Demand is back and pilots are flying record amounts of overtime but are still seeing our customers being stranded and their holiday plans ruined." He added.

Travelers we spoke to at Logan Airport Thursday morning said everything seemed to be going smoothly. Airport officials say if you're traveling it's best to give yourself extra time to get through security with on-going staff shortages. And always check your fight status before leaving home.

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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