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Thousands of flights were canceled again in the United States on New Year's Day

Thousands of flights were canceled again in the United States on New Year’s Day

Due to the rapid spread of the Omigran variant of the corona virus, air traffic has been struggling with many sick people worldwide since the end of last month. As a result, about 12,000 flights have been canceled in the United States since Christmas Eve.

In addition, in some parts of the country, harassment is expected as storms approach this weekend. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in the states of Ohio and Tennessee and along the Mississippi River this weekend, the news channel CNN reported. In addition, a lot of snow and very cold weather forecast in the Midwestern United States.

More than 1,600 flights were already canceled on Sunday, according to FlightAware.com.

Extra pay
As before Thanksgiving, airlines in the United States offer extra pay to work until at least Wednesday, January 4, and ensure that an airline has enough staff until the end of the month.

United Airlines offers great incentives for pilots. The pilots have signed an agreement with their union to pay 3.5 times their regular salary for outdoor travel until January 3 and three times for working from January 4 to January 29. CNBC.

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