Delta cancels hundreds of flights on Christmas Eve and Christmas
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Delta canceled hundreds of flights on the eve of Christmas due to Climate conditions so travelers from all over the country continue to struggle to find a backup plan for the measure.
First was the weather as a storm hit the Minneapolis-St. Paul, where Delta has a major hub, so the airline canceled more than 250 scheduled flights for Wednesday and Thursday. This Friday, the day of Christmas, the company was forced to cancel about a hundred more flights.
The cancellations are also the product of the consequences that the coronavirus pandemic is leaving in the face of travel demand due to reductions in flights and in the number of workers.
The coronavirus forced the company to voluntarily terminate and make early retirements during the summer and fall. For now the airline has fewer pilots compared to last year.
“A number of factors have pressured our ability to staff several dozen flights scheduled for Friday on time,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said. Washington Post. During the week of Thanksgiving Delta registered more than 500 flight cancellations, according to the site The Points Guy.
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The storm that occurred on Wednesday exacerbated the airline’s problems because it impeded the logistics of hundreds of pilots, preventing hundreds of families from staying on the ground.
The airline has been queuing travelers who have missed their flights by continuing to abide by the policy of blocking the middle seat, according to the capital’s newspaper.
The company is also offering to change travel plans at no extra charge or request a refund for cancellation without penalty.
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