The Sacramento area is experiencing a surge of domestic flight cancellatio n after the city of Sacramento cancelled the scheduled domestic flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston and Miami, all in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on the city.
The airline industry is blaming a surge in cancellations and delays on the Trump administration, which has announced that it will allow American citizens to cancel or postpone their domestic flights from the US mainland to the US.
Since the Trump Administration took office on January 20, more than 5.2 million people have cancelled or postponed flights to the United States, according to data from travel analytics company FlightAware.
This number is more than double the 3.5 million cancelled flights from January to March this year, according the company.
Airlines, however, have a number of reasons for canceling domestic flights, such as a shortage of flights, a threat of terrorism, or the government closing the border, said Sam Dagher, vice president of marketing and business development for Airfarewatchdog.com, an airline analytics website.
For many domestic flight passengers, the uncertainty and cancellations are causing a feeling of being on a short-term, or temporary, trip, said Dagher.
“We see more and more airlines that are making this decision because they are worried about terrorism,” he said.
But there is a big problem with this, said Srinivas Khare, a senior vice president at flight booking service Expedia.
“Airliners are really short-sighted, and they are not taking into account the fact that these cancellations could be a good thing for their bottom line,” he told The Hindu.
Airports are also taking measures to mitigate the effect of the ban, which affects the US and US-based airlines.
For example, American Airlines has been temporarily reducing its domestic flights in the Sacramento area, and Virgin America has cancelled all domestic flights between New York and Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, American has been cancelling all its flights to Mexico, and its flights from Los Angeles to San Diego have been cancelled.
In the short term, there are also many people who will be forced to return to the states, said Khare.
“I think it is a bad thing that these airlines are not canceling, but it is very, very bad for them because they have so many passengers,” he added.
While the ban has led to a decline in international passengers, there has also been an increase in the number of people travelling from other countries.
According to the latest data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), more than 11 million people are travelling to the world over the last three months, which is up from 10 million in January.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number and number of foreign workers who are arriving to the U.S. has risen significantly since Trump took office.
The number of temporary foreign workers has risen from 0.3 percent in January to 0.6 percent in March.
Many of the workers are arriving from countries where wages are low and living conditions are difficult.
More than 6.5 percent of the people working in the US are employed by foreign companies, according a report by the Economic Policy Institute.
That means more than 6 percent of American workers are foreign nationals.
Even more troubling, the number who have returned home to the States has soared since the ban took effect, according TOI.
The average time from departure to return home has risen to nearly a month, from 1.5 months previously, according data from data firm CBRE.
DHS has also warned that the ban could put people who have been living in the country for more than six months in harm’s way.
“We will continue to make the necessary adjustments to protect the safety of our Nation and our citizens,” Secretary John Kelly said in a statement on January 25.
However, the ban is having an adverse effect on people who already live in the United Kingdom, according Dagher of AirfareWatchdog.
Khare said that it could also affect other international travel, especially in Europe, which the government is looking to strengthen.
“There are lots of countries that are not doing well and there are plenty of people who are leaving the UK who have already been here for more time than they were there before,” he noted.
“It is not surprising that people are moving back home.”