Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed at the three major airports serving New York City Sunday, delivering travelers major headaches as rainstorms and deadly flooding pounded the portions of the Northeast.
More than 1,600 flights were canceled across the country — with Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports experiencing the most delays and cancellations, according to FlightAware.
The New Jersey airport took the crown for the greatest number of flight cancelations of all US airports Sunday.
Newark had a combined 365 incoming and outgoing flights — about 30% of all its scheduled flights — canned and another 461 delayed, FlightAware data showed.
The air travel snafu wasn’t limited to actual plane operations either.
One traveler coming from Chicago told The Post they were among dozens of passengers who waited for their baggage for more than two hours after landing in Newark. The United customer said only about a third of passengers’ luggage arrived at the baggage claim and the other two-thirds seemed to be missing.
United Airlines didn’t immediately respond to an inquiry about the reportedly lost luggage.
JFK Airport came second for the greatest number of canceled flights after Newark — with a total of 331 cancelations both to and from the airport — and LaGuardia wasn’t far behind with 280 grounded flights, according to flight tracking data.
All three airports warned customers to check their flight status before arriving at the airport due to heavy rain and fog in the metro area.
Thunderstorms, severe rain and flash flooding affected much of the greater New York area Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning to parts of Queens and The Bronx in the afternoon. Most areas in New York saw between one and three inches of rain total — with some spots totaling as much as five inches by nightfall.
The wet weather came after the Empire State was slammed with torrential downpours last weekend. The rain and subsequent flooding killed one New Yorker and caused about $50 million in damage, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.