December 29. Mass flight cancellations have hit travelers for the sixth consecutive day amid rising levels of airline staff sickness and bad weather in parts of the US.
As of Wednesday morning, 2,212 flights set to depart that day had been canceled, according to figures from the flight-tracking website FlightAware. Data from the website suggests that about 15,000 flights have been canceled since Friday morning.
Of Wednesday’s cancellations, 714 — just under a third — were flights within, into, or out of the US, according to FlightAware’s data at the time of writing.
United Airlines has canceled 153 flights, or 7% of its total flights for the day, according to the data.