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Flight cancellations in the United States are on the rise during the holiday season

Following a holiday season marked by thousands of flight cancellations and delays blamed on the omicron variant and bad weather, travel woes across the United States remain high.

Following a holiday season marked by thousands of flight cancellations and delays blamed on the omicron variant and bad weather, travel woes across the United States remain high.

According to flight tracking service FlightAware, there were 3,909 flight cancellations worldwide on Sunday, with more than 10,200 delays and over 2,300 cancelled flights in the United States alone.

Airlines began blaming increased COVID-19 infections among crews on staffing shortages shortly before Christmas, and more than 12,000 US flights have been cancelled since Dec. 24.

Sunday, when many travellers plan to return home from holiday vacations, is also looking bleak. Crowds were thick at Logan International Airports, and the lines were long.

the rise during the holiday season
the rise during the holiday season

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According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm with heavy snow is expected to move toward the Northeast as a new storm hits the Pacific Northwest.

Airlines say they’re working to cut down on cancellations. Throughout most of January, United is offering pilots triple or more of their usual pay for picking up open flights.

Spirit Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants reached an agreement for double pay for cabin crews through Tuesday, according to a union spokeswoman.

Airlines are hoping that increased pay and reduced schedules will help them get through the holiday rush and into January, when travel demand typically drops.

Because most business travellers are still stranded, the seasonal decline could be more pronounced than usual this year.

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