More than 7000 flights were canceled over the Christmas weekend
About 7.000 flights were canceled over the Christmas weekend worldwide. This was reported on December 26 by the BBC. The reason was the increase in the number of cases of infection with the new strain of coronavirus "Omicron", which also affected the flight crew of the airlines. Many pilots and flight attendants are forced to isolate themselves because they have been tested positive for covid or have had contact with a sick person.
In the United States alone, more than 1.900 flights were affected, disrupting the travel of tens of thousands of people during one of the busiest times of the year. Delta AirLines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, Alaska Airlines and many other carriers have experienced significant program changes.
Delta said it had "exhausted all options and resources, including the forwarding and replacement of aircraft and crews." "We apologize to our customers for delaying their vacation travel plans," the company said in a statement.
Those affected by canceled flights to Europe can apply financial compensation!