too many pilots and crew in quarantine

Over 6,000 flights were canceled over the weekend, 1,500 today alone. With more and more crew members forced into isolation, either by positivity or by contact, adding to the travel restrictions of recent weeks, thousands of planes have remained on the ground.

Thousands of flights canceled over the Christmas weekend. Cases of positivity or quarantine due to contact between pilots and flight attendants have forced many planes to remain on the ground, to which have been added the trips canceled due to the Omicron variant and the sharpening of the curve around the world. Over 6,000 flights were canceled over the weekend, 1,500 today alone. With more and more crew members forced into isolation, either by positivity or by contact, adding to the travel restrictions of the past few weeks, traveling becomes more and more complicated.

Lufthansa, Delta, United Airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines are some of the companies that, short of staff, have been forced to cancel quite a few flights. “The national peak of cases of Omicron this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who manage our operations“, United Airlines announced in a note on Friday. According to the online portal Flightaware.com the delays recorded were also more than 11 thousand on Friday alone. Also on Christmas Eve there were 2,400 cancellations.

Delta, canceling hundreds of flights, announced on Christmas Day that it had “exhausted all options and resources, including redirection and replacements of aircraft and crews for cover scheduled flights“Most of the cancellations, however, would have been by Chinese airlines: China Eastern canceled over 500, about a quarter of its flight schedule, and Air China also canceled over 260 flights.


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