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As the number of Omicron cases rises throughout the country, airlines around the country continue to postpone hundreds of Christmas holiday flights on Sunday.

When more than 109 million Americans are expected to fly or take other modes of transportation to travel 50 miles or more to see family or friends between the 23rd of December and the 2nd of January, airlines like Delta, United, American, JetBlue, and Alaska have all reported hundreds of cancellations or delays.

According to the flight-tracking website Flight Aware, as of Sunday, 189 Delta Air Lines flights have been canceled and 881 delayed. There have been 118 flight cancellations and 613 delays on United Airlines this week. On Sunday, 132 flights were canceled and 527 were delayed by JetBlue. There were also delays and cancellations on Alaska Airlines, which had 196 cancellations and 249.

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Nearly 2,000 flights were delayed or canceled on Christmas Day, according to a monitoring website, including local and international aircraft. On Christmas Eve, 690 vehicles were disposed of.

More than 109 million Americans are projected to travel this Christmas season, a 34% increase from 2020, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). As a result, the number of travelers is expected to reach pre-pandemic levels this year, with an increase of 27.7 million over last year’s total

An upsurge in COVID-19 infections has been reported among airline personnel and flight crew as a result of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus’s highly transmissible Omicron form.

According to a United Airlines spokeswoman, “as a consequence, we’ve sadly had to cancel certain flights and are alerting affected passengers in advance of their arriving at the airport.” It said, “We’re sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard to rebook as many individuals as possible and get them on their way for the holidays.

Flight cancellations have been attributed to several factors by Delta, including “potentially severe weather in certain places” and “the Omicron variant’s influence.”

Some large airlines have recently sacked workers owing to COVID-19 vaccination regulations, in addition to an increase in diseases among airline crew.

CDC director Tom Frieden revealed last week that the Omicron variation is responsible for the vast majority of COVID-19 cases in the southern, midwestern, eastern Atlantic, and northern Pacific areas of the United States. He mentioned this in a press conference last week.

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Even yet, the early evidence shows that Omicron is less harmful to patients and requires less time in the hospital than prior variations.

A weekly average of roughly 150,000 new cases was reported by Dr. Anthony Fauci on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. He added that “we don’t want to become comfortable” because “when you have such a huge amount of new infections, it may overwhelm a true decline in severity.”

 

 

 

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