U.S. airlines cut hundreds of Christmas Eve flights, but Americans carry on By Reuters

U.S. airlines cut hundreds of Christmas Eve flights, but Americans carry on By Reuters
2/2 U.S. airlines cut hundreds of Christmas Eve flights, but Americans carry on© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Travelers pull rolling luggage behind them inside Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the holiday season as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Omicron variant threatens to increase case numbers 2/2

By Arriana McLymore and Maria Caspani

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. airlines canceled hundreds of flights on Christmas Eve amid a surge in COVID-19 infections driven by the Omicron variant but millions of wary Americans carried on with travel plans through a second pandemic-clouded winter holiday.

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines (NYSE:) both canceled dozens of Christmas Eve flights because of staff shortages amid the surge in infections.

United Airlines canceled 177 flights and Delta canceled 150 flights, data from the website FlightAware showed as of 11:56 a.m. Eastern Time (1656 GMT). More…

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