United Airlines on Thursday announced it is *preemptively* cancelling flights due to a spike in Omicron cases that had an impact on flight crews.
112 Christmas Eve flights have been cancelled so far.
“The nationwide spike in Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who run our operation. As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel some flights and are notifying impacted customers in advance of them coming to the airport,” United said in a statement.
“We’re sorry for the disruption and are working hard to rebook as many people as possible and get them on their way for the holidays,” the airliner added.
BREAKING: United Airlines is preemptively cancelling flights due to Omicron impacts on flight crews. 112 flights are cancelled already for Friday. pic.twitter.com/YFIe58Sd1O
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) December 23, 2021
Americans are tuning out Omicron fear porn.
A record number of people are traveling this year because they are not afraid of Covid.
Air travel is higher than pre-pandemic levels.
JUST IN: Air travel is HIGHER than pre-pandemic levels. TSA says it screened more people at airports yesterday than on the same day in 2019. 2.08 million vs 1.94 million.
— Pete Muntean (@petemuntean) December 23, 2021