Some Christmas travelers face cancelled flights as the omicron surge hits airlines

Posted by on December 24, 2021 10:48 am
Categories: US National Stories

A Lufthansa flight arrives at Miami International Airport last month. The German airline, along with United and Delta, reported canceling dozens of Christmas Eve departures as illnesses tied to the omicron variant of COVID-19 take a toll on flight crew.

In a preemptive move, United, Delta and others cancelled dozens of flights scheduled for Friday. They say the omicron spike has left them with staffing shortages.

(Image credit: Lynne Sladky/AP)

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