Thousands of flights canceled this weekend in the US, including several at MSP

MINNEAPOLIS — Do you have a flight to catch soon? Look ahead before you leave for the airport.

More than 4,000 flights have been canceled in the United States since Thursday. On Saturday alone, 34 flights were canceled and 71 flights delayed in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Airlines blame the cancellations on pilot shortages, bad weather and a large number of Americans traveling.

Experts say it could be months before the situation at airports improves.