Washington: Nearly 3,000 flights around the world have been canceled due to airlines reporting COVID-19 staffing issues.
According to Hill, United Airlines has confirmed that more than 100 scheduled flights on Christmas Eve have been canceled by the company as they are working on the epidemic of a variant of Omicron.
So far, 4,604 flights have been delayed. On Friday, about 500 flights are delayed in, within, or outside the United States. United Airlines and Delta Air Lines also said Thursday that they canceled hundreds of flights on Christmas Eve.
JetBlue has also canceled more than 50 flights. Alaska Airlines said in a statement to CNN that it canceled 17 flights for Omicron on Thursday and more could be canceled on Friday. According to Hill, another 11 flights have been canceled as of Friday morning, according to CNN.
Earlier this week, White House Chief of Staff Anthony Fauci said the holiday season’s massive rally was not safe from the coronavirus, even for those who were fully vaccinated with booster shots.
“Christmas trips will increase the spread of variants, even among fully vaccinated people,” he said.
The flight will be canceled on Sunday by Francis Collins, the retired director of the National Institutes of Health, with one million COVID-19 infections per day in the United States if Americans do not take coronavirus precautions. This is because he warned that there was a possibility.
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