Air travelers facing thousands more canceled or delayed U.S. flights

.1/4.Travelers stand in line for ticketing at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on December26 Flight cancellations and hold-ups have actually continued to accumulate into Tuesday due to bad weather condition and COVID-19- associated personnel lacks. Image by Bill Greenblatt/UPI|License Photo.Jan. 4 (UPI)– U.S. air guests Tuesday once again dealt with countless postponed and cancelled flights.Cancellations tallied 1,288 since 11: 26 a.m. EST, with 1,795 postponed flights, according to FlightAware.Southwest Airlines had the most cancellations, at 314 of more than 3,600 arranged flights, with another 225 flights postponed.” Following the winter season weather condition that crossed the nation today, functional organizers at Southwest are working to get our airplane and teams back in location to support a more typical operation,” Southwest spokesperson Alyssa Foster stated in a declaration to the Dallas Morning News.Almost 20,000 U.S. flights have actually been cancelled because Christmas Eve.Almost 90 percent of flights out of Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., were cancelled Tuesday.Extreme weather condition and staffing scarcities triggered by the COVID-19 Omicron break out are triggering the hold-ups and cancellations, developing significant headaches for air tourists across the country.Tuesday’s hold-ups and cancellations contribute to 3,600 flights cancelled Monday.The Federal Aviation Administration stated no federal laws need airline companies to compensate travelers for cancelled and postponed flights. The law just offers settlement if tourists are bumped from a flight that’s oversold.The weather condition likewise wreacked havoc for ground transport. A snowstorm closed down a 48- mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia on Monday, stranding vehicle drivers for over 19 hours in the cold.The U.S. Capitol is translucented snow-covered trees as a winter season storm strikes the Mid-Atlantic area covering Washington, D.C., on Monday. Image by Ken Cedeno/UPI|License Photo. Read More