Omicron Blamed for Massive Airline Travel FUBAR

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on December 27, 2021 | sundance | 242 Comments

Yesterday, more than 7,300 airline flights were canceled or delayed {link} due to COVID-19 panic, and more specifically, Omicron variant infections amid the airline industry.  Apparently, airline employees calling out sick, positive tests and quarantines. That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it.

Today, 5,085 delays so far, and another 2,930 flight cancellations [Via FlightAware].

As reported in The Hill:

(Via The Hill) […] Airlines have said they are struggling with staffing issues as many members of their workforce are calling out of work due to contracting the coronavirus. The U.S. has seen a sharp uptick in cases as the highly transmissible omicron variant continues to spread.

More than 7,300 flights in the U.S. were canceled or delayed on Sunday. On Christmas, American Airlines cited “a number of COVID-related sick calls” for the delays, but said its operation would be “running smoothly.”

American Airlines, Delta, SkyWest and United all issued statements to The Hill, citing a spike in COVID-19 cases among their workers as well as the winter weather for the high volume of cancellations. (more)

Oh, it’s gonna get worse, much worse.  We are only just scratching the surface right now.

White House Occupant Joe Biden: “There is no federal solution.”
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg: “What, me worry?

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