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United Airlines slammed for canceling over 100 Christmas Eve flights over Omicron as customers rip 'lack of compassion'

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.

Users took to social media to share their disdain over delayed or canceled flights.

"@United 'Apologies for inconvenience' […] do nothing for a woman who cannot see her dying mother. No organization and a complete lack of compassion make [United Airlines] a JOKE," one user wrote.

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"[Asked] the @united airlines flight attendant for advice since the delay was gonna make me miss my connection and he said 'What do you want me to do about that? Good luck' #MerryChristmas," another chimed in.

United Airlines did not immediately return The Sun's request for comment.

A total of 109.5million people are expected to travel over the holidays, according to AAA predictions, despite the growing concern of the new Covid variant.

About 100.1million people are expected to travel by car, while about 2.9million are expected to use other methods like trains or buses.

That's up 33.9 percent over 22, but still 8.2 percent below pre-pandemic levels of 119.3million travelers in 2019.

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