Dozens of JetBlue flights were canceled at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday, leading to travel nightmares for stranded passengers.
JetBlue had canceled 65 flights at the Boston hub as of 1:30 pm, while the entire airport had 93 cancellations overall on Sunday. The JetBlue cancellations represented about 70% of the airport’s canceled flights.
Of Boston Logan’s 149 delays so far, 82 of them were from JetBlue — or about 55% of the airport’s delayed flights.
“Over the past several days, severe weather in the southeast and multiple air traffic control delay programs have created significant impacts on the industry,” a JetBlue spokesman said in a statement.
“We have unfortunately had to cancel flights this weekend, and today’s cancellations will help us reset our operation and safely move our crews and aircraft back in to position,” he added. “We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and we are working to get them on their way as quickly as possible.”
JetBlue overall had canceled 276 flights on Sunday. Boston’s cancellations made up about 24% of the airline’s cancellations.
The airline Sunday morning tweeted out a photo of a JetBlue plane with a rainbow above, writing, “On a day like today, our favorite color is rainbow. Find your own for #FindARainbowDay!”
JetBlue was hammered for the tweet as frustrated passengers were left stranded.
“Rainbows are nice and all… but could you explain why you’re canceling flights and leaving passengers stranded?” Caitlin McLaughlin tweeted. “And why you don’t have a flight crew for a flight into Boston? Your @JetBlue gate crews have no explanation so maybe your social media team does.”
Back during the busy holiday travel week between Christmas and New Year’s, JetBlue accounted for a significant portion of the cancellations at Logan. Airlines at the time were dealing with an increasing number of sick calls because of the extremely contagious omicron variant.