Flight delays ease up Saturday during chaotic July Fourth travel weekend

More than 7,800 US flights were delayed Friday — including 45% of JetBlue’s operations and almost a third of United, American Airlines and Southwest’s operations. Delta also saw a quarter of its operations delayed.Thunderstorms in the Northeast Friday afternoon were to blame for causing delays of an hour or more at some of the region’s major airports, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s flight delay map.Delays have eased up Saturday, however, with at least 2,200 flights delayed in the United States and 578 cancellations. Delays were concentrated in New York-area airports, according to FlightAware data.CNN has reached out to airlines for comment. United Airlines has waived change fees for

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