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Update: Rolling flight cancellations continue

By Dan McCaleb, The Center Square

Monday began with thousands of more flight cancellations globally and nearly 5,000 delays as airlines continued to struggle with staffing issues during this holiday travel season.

Domestically, 956 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled as of noon eastern Monday, according to the tracking site FlightAware. An additional 2,421 flights in the U.S. were delayed.

Globally, more than 2,500 flights were canceled Monday as Christmas travelers sought to return home. More than 7,600 international flights were experiencing delays.

United Airlines canceled 93 flights as of noon Monday, American canceled 81 and Delta, 73.

The omicron variant, the dominant coronavirus variant currently infecting people in the U.S., is being blamed for much of the staffing shortages. Omicron is significantly more transmittable than earlier variants but early studies indicate its symptoms are far less severe on most individuals who contract it.

Bad weather in certain locations also is leading to cancellations.

JetBlue canceled 66 flights as of Monday morning. Spirit has canceled 50 flights; Southwest, 48.

On Sunday, more than 1,500 flights within, into or out of the U.S. were canceled, while more than 3,200 were canceled globally.

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  1. The real reason for flight cancellations?
    A whole lot of workers in the airline industry will quit or delay work before they take the jab. This is why there is a ‘staff shortage”. Good for them. I have this directly from an employee in jet maintenance at one of the area airports.
    You probably heard that the FAA just changed their rules on how long pilots and other ‘critical flight staff’ need to delay active work after receiving a drug that is not fully FDA approved from 365 days to two days. Yup that is true. The jab is not fully FDA approved and is known to cause blood clots, seizures, dizziness, etc. Do you want to fly when your pilot had his/her jab only 48 hours earlier? For that matter, if you were a pilot, and know the risk, but got the jab anyway to keep your job, would you want to be at how many 1,000 feet elevation during the critical few says post-jab and risk your own life, to say nothing about the lives of hundreds of passengers?

  2. Omicron variant infections and quarantines are being BLAMED in the moonbat media for the air travel meltdown, but how many of these cancelled flights are simply due to air travel system employees being fired or suspended for failing to get the jab?

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