Wave of Canceled Flights from Omicron Closes out 2021

More canceled flights appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year's holiday weekend.

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Travelers line up for flights at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Airlines blamed many of the cancellations on crew shortages related to the spike in COVID-19 infections, along with wintry weather in parts of the United States. By early afternoon Friday on the East Coast, airlines had scrubbed more than 1,400 U.S. flights — about 6% of…

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