THOUSANDS of flights around the country are being canceled daily, as the holidays wrap up and Covid-19 cases are on the rise.

As of 7.7pm today, 2,616 flights have been canceled in the US, and 4,325 globally.

Flight cancelations have been trending steadily since Christmas Eve, but they have reached a new peak this weekend.

On New Years Day, there were 2,749 US flight cancelations and 6,968 delays, according to FlightAware.

The recent spike in Covid-19 cases has put airline employees out of work, and the highly contagious Omicron variant has been deemed the root cause of flight cancelations.

Despite the impact Covid-19 has had on air travel, many flight cancelations in Chicago, Utah, Seattle, and the Rocky Mountains region have been deemed weather-related, as a snowstorm hit the area on New Years Day.

Please read our Flight Chaos live blog for the latest updates …

  • TSA mask requirement

    Airports strictly require face masks at all security checkpoints, and everywhere within the airport, when indoors.

    Violations of the policy could result in fines or penalties, according to the TSA website.

  • Why are flight cancelations on the rise?

    The recent spike in Covid-19 cases has put airline employees out of work, and the highly contagious Omicron variant has been deemed the root cause of flight cancelations.

    Over 161,000 new US cases of Covid-19 were reported on New Year’s Day, with over 45,000 of the cases in New York alone.

  • How many flights have been canceled today?

    As of this afternoon, over 4,000 flights have been canceled globally, with more than 2,400 of those cancelations US flights.

    There are more than 12,300 delays reported, and over 5,200 delays among US flights.

  • How many flights were canceled on New Years Day?

    There were 4,740 cancelations globally and over 12,500 delays on New Years Day, according to FlightAware.

    There were 6,968 delays and 2,749 cancelations for flights going within, in, or out of the US.

  • More travelers air their grievances

    Frantic travelers across the country are desperate to get to their destinations, and they are reportedly struggling to reach airlines to resolve flight cancellations.

  • Travelers are airing their grievances

    Many who are caught up in the mass flight cancelations are airing their grievances on social media.

  • More than half canceled flights are US

    More than half of the flights canceled worldwide so far today are US flights.

    Out of the 4,067 cancelations, 2,424 are flights within, in, or out of the US.

Source: thesun

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