December 29. Winter weather and COVID-19 cases among flight crews have pushed the nationwide travel nightmare into its sixth day.
About 7,000 flights with at least one stop in the U.S. have been canceled since Christmas Eve, according to FlightAware. As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, cancellations for the day were already at more than 990 — and creeping up fast.
Alaska Airlines is now urging passengers to consider rescheduling their nonessential holiday flights.
Alaska, which has a major hub in Seattle, has been slammed by both bad weather in Seattle and the omicron variant surge. The airline says it is proactively cutting Seattle departures by 20% for Wednesday and Thursday but that the weather is affecting operations beyond the Pacific Northwest.
Source: ABC News