UNITED Airlines is reportedly canceling more than 100 Christmas Eve flights, citing Covid-19’s impact on their staff.
The cancelations have to do with the Omicron variant’s impact on flight crews and other workers, according to CNN, and customers are not happy.
This comes as air travel across the US was expected to tick back up close to pre-pandemic levels for the holidays.
United CEO Scott Kirby told Good Morning America on Monday that he expected 420,000 customers a day to travel on United flights over the next two weeks.
AAA’s holiday travel forecast, released last week, predicted a total of 6.4million people would travel by air between December 23 and January 2.
This is a 184 percent increase over the same period in 2020.