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Almost every day in America, an airline customer experiences incandescent, white-hot rage over a delayed or canceled flight. If you’ve been poking around social media, you might have noticed a little more heat than normal, as widespread delays put Fourth of July weekend travel in chaos.

TikTok creator and airline industry worker Azalia (@azalialexi) recently posted a video hoping to explain some of the mess. The video has almost 181,000 views and 10,000 likes.

@azalialexi i hope everyone gets home, but i figured a more thorough explanation might help #airline #americanairlines #delta #unitedairlines #weather #travel #airport ♬ original sound – Azalia

Azalia started her video by saying she’s seen thousands of posts from people stuck at airports, and she wanted to clear up misinformation. She said that she was actually stranded in San Francisco at the time of filming.

“This all started as a weather event,” she said in the video, citing weather cancellations in Newark, New Jersey.

“Air traffic control then has a massive issue with planes coming out and going in with not only the problem airport but every other airport in the country. That’s why you’re seeing issues across the board,” she said.

The delays cause labor issues, with flight attendants and pilots hitting their ceiling for hours and limited on-call rosters to fill in.

“These people have been working for about 15 hours,” she said, adding that flight attendants are not paid for delays and cancellations.

With schedules for different planes all tangled up, “It’s basically a domino effect,” she said, which can take days to clear up.

“Why was it just #united so screwed up but other airlines survived (except #jetblue) the weather in the…

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