Bad weather, omicron infection caused thousands of U.S. flights to be cancelled

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On December 22, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Omicron variant that may increase the number of cases, passengers pushed their luggage through the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) United Airlines terminal during the holiday period Baggage claim area, 2021.

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Airlines canceled more than 2,400 U.S. flights on New Year’s Day because they faced severe weather across the country and a surge in omicron infections among employees that interrupted air travel throughout the year-end holiday.

According to flight tracking website FlightAware, since Christmas Eve, airlines have cancelled more than 12,000 U.S. flights and have been forced to delay thousands of flights.

The travel dilemma occurs during the busiest days that airlines expect since the pandemic began. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 580 million people, an increase of 79% from 2020, but still a decrease of about 30% from 2019 before the pandemic.

According to FlightAware, Southwest Airlines largely avoided some serious outages that affected competitors during the holidays, but cancelled 472 flights on Saturday, accounting for 13% of its schedule. At 1 pm local time, before a severe winter storm, the airline suspended operations at Chicago Airport.

The airline has more than 200 flights every day from Chicago Midway International Airport. An airline spokeswoman said that the flight was cut because planners “expected that our decades of history at this airport show that we will slow down the airspace and make deicing and re-takeoffs very challenging. Sex. “The Southwest Airlines spokeswoman had no staffing issues.

Although the weather has caused many flights to be cancelled on New Year’s Day, airlines including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue have cancelled hundreds of flights during the holidays on the grounds that the crew members were infected with omicron infections and caused many interruptions.

Airlines have increased their rewards for pilots and flight attendants to help them pick up flights and ease the shortage of personnel. Some executives said that with the increasing number of new coronary pneumonia cases, this shortage may continue for several weeks.

According to a report on Friday by the NBC Financial Channel, the United Pilots Union of the United Airlines Airline Pilots Association negotiated three times the salary for pilots who travelled publicly for most of January. During the busy holiday season, United Airlines flight attendants and Spirit crews and pilots also received additional compensation.

The Federal Aviation Administration also said earlier this week that the outage may continue.

The agency said in a statement on Friday: “The weather and seasonal heavy traffic may cause travel delays in the coming days.” “Like other American populations, an increasing number of FAA employees have tested positive for COVID-19. In order to maintain safety, the traffic volume of certain facilities may be reduced, which may cause delays during busy periods.”

Airlines have tried to cancel flights early to avoid customers being trapped at airports, crowded ticket counters and scrambling to change plans. JetBlue Airways said this week that it will reduce 1,280 flights by mid-January to avoid last minute cancellation of flights due to omicron Covid infection causing crew absenteeism.

FlightAware data shows that American Airlines, which operates a large hub outside Chicago O’Hare International Airport, cancelled 205 flights on Saturday, accounting for 7% of its operations. Chicago-based United Airlines cancelled 153, accounting for 7% of its mainline flights.


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