Why is a flight delayed?

Last updated on April 24, 2023

There are many possible reasons for a flight delay. Common causes include bad weather, mechanical issues, ground crew or airport staff shortage, air traffic control delays, and airport construction. Additionally, a delay might result from a problem with the plane itself, or even paperwork issues between the airline and federal agencies. A late inbound flight can also affect outbound flights due to lack of staff or equipment.

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