It has been an intense travel season for airlines during the holidays, but the inclement weather and the growing spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have caused quite a few flight cancellations over the weeks.
More than 3,000 flights were canceled before Christmas and this number has only continued to rise with reports of more than 6,000 flights canceled worldwide between 24 and 26 December. I, travelers continue to clash today.
According to CNBC, On January 1, 2022, more than 2,400 flights were canceled in the US due to bad weather and the rise in Omicron cases reported by airline staff.
Southwest Airlines is among the airlines that have had to cancel a large number of flights today, with a spokeswoman saying the cancellations were due to “strong winds and blowing snow that … will slow down airspace and also they will defrost and re-enter the planes. the air is very challenging. “
Other airlines with cancellations include United Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue Airways, which have cited Omicron cases among crew members as the reason for many of the problems.
Many airlines now have additional incentives for pilots and flight attendants to receive open shifts. in an effort to reduce the number of cancellations, however, executives still say more flights could be affected in the coming weeks.
FlightAware (a flight tracking site) now shows it More than 12,000 flights have been canceled in the United States with thousands more delays since December 24, 2021. So be sure to check the status of your flight before heading to the airport and stay tuned to AllEars for more information on the latest news and updates that may affect your next trip to Disney World!
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