Airlines cancel flights on Christmas Eve and Christmas – Telemundo52
LOS ANGELES – A combination of factors, including the impact of the Omigron variant, led American airlines to cancel more than 200 rounds scheduled for Christmas Eve on Thursday.
United Airlines said it had canceled 112 flights, while Delta Airlines said it had suspended at least 90 operations scheduled for Friday and that Alaska Airlines had canceled this Thursday 17th and planned to add more by Friday.
The cancellation of the flight has been an ongoing problem in recent months, with airlines blaming a combination of some issues, including inclement weather in some areas and the impact of the Covit-19, which currently has a delta variant with Omicron.
“Unfortunately we had to cancel some flights and we will notify the affected customers before they arrive at the airport,” United Airlines said in a statement.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and are working hard to re-register as many as possible and take them on vacation.”
The company is the first airline in the United States to require compulsory vaccinations for all its employees. However, many have refused to be vaccinated.
At the same time as Delta promised, it had exhausted all the options and resources at its disposal before choosing to cancel the flight.
“We apologize for the delay in our customers’ vacation plans. We at Delta are working hard to get them to the next flight as quickly and safely as possible,” he said.
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Although Alaska Airlines has increased the number of employees preparing for this holiday season, some of them may have been infected and should be isolated by protocol.
Like other airlines, he apologized and promised that he would work to ensure that those who use their services get to where they are planned.
“We have implemented a flexible travel ban on alaskaair.com to allow our customers to book flights at their convenience. Those with scheduled trips from December 22 to January 2 can change their tickets online and complete the journey by January 31, 2022,” he said.