PanamaTimes

Monday, May 20, 2024

Nearly 3,000 Christmas Eve flights canceled and more than 10,000 delayed in US as brutal winter storms take toll on several states

Nearly 3,000 Christmas Eve flights canceled and more than 10,000 delayed in US as brutal winter storms take toll on several states

"It sucks for them because Christmas is on Sunday, and they won't be home to their families in time. It's heartbreaking," a traveler told local news.

Flight delays and cancellations continued to soar Saturday as winter storms swept the US — leaving travelers stranded during the holidays.

The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard conditions in the Midwest while expecting an Arctic blast to spread across central and eastern US states during the holiday weekend. The report described conditions as "a potentially life-threatening hazard for travelers."

As a result, airlines canceled nearly 3,000 flights and delayed over 6,000 more in the US as of Saturday afternoon, according to the flight-tracking site FlightAware.

The extreme conditions mean travelers are uncertain if they'll make it to their destinations in time for Christmas as nationwide delays increase.


Passengers waited at airports for hours in the hopes of boarding flights during extreme weather conditions.

As it stands, the Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle airports have the most cancellations in the US, FlightAware said. 

According 11Alive News, passengers were stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for hours as airlines delayed their flights multiple times or flat-out canceled them.


Christopher Fulton, a holiday traveler, told 11Alive that he was planning to "stay positive" as he experienced back-to-back delays in Atlanta on his journey home to Florida.

"Since I've been sitting here, a couple of people's flights have been canceled," Fulton told the station. "It sucks for them because Christmas is on Sunday, and they won't be home to their families in time. It's heartbreaking."

This week, the National Weather Service warned Americans of blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, and intense winds, Insider's Jake Epstein reported.

According to CNN, the storm will continue to pelt the Midwest and parts of the East with blizzard conditions, heavy snow, and flooding along the Northeast coast through the holiday weekend.

The forecast predicted the coldest Christmas Eve in decades for Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York, CNN reported. Record-breaking low temperatures also are in store for Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta on Christmas Day.

On Friday, the US experienced nearly 6,000 flight cancellations and over 11,000 delays due to the winter storms, with Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and New York City claiming the most cancellations, FlightAware data shows.

Newsletter

Related Articles

PanamaTimes
0:00
0:00
Close
El Salvador's Bitcoin Holdings Reach $350 Million
Teens Forming Friendships with AI Chatbots
WhatsApp Rolls Out Major Redesign
Neuralink's First Brain Implant Experiences Issue
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro with M4 Chip, Misleading AI Claims
OpenAI to Announce Google Search Competitor
Apple Apologizes for Controversial iPad Pro Ad Featuring Instrument Destruction
German politician of the AFD party, Marie-Thérèse Kaiser was just convicted & fined $6,000+
Changpeng Zhao Sentenced to Four Months in Jail
Biden Administration to Relax Marijuana Regulations
101-Year-Old Woman Mistaken for a Baby by American Airlines: Comical Mix-Up during Flight Check-in
King Charles and Camilla enjoying the Inuit voice singing performance in Canada.
New Study: Vaping May Lower Fertility in Women Trying to Get Pregnant
U.S. DOJ Seeks Three-Year Sentence for Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao
Headlines - Thursday, 23 April 2024
Illinois Woman Wins $45M Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson and Kenvue for Mesothelioma Linked to Baby Powder
Panama's lates news for Friday, April 19
Creative menu of a Pizza restaurant..
You can be a very successful player, but a player with character is another level!
Experience the Future of Dining: My Visit to an AI-Powered Burger Joint
Stabbing rampage terror attack in Sydney, at least four people killed, early reports that a baby was among those stabbed.
Iran fired more than 300 drones and missiles at Israel overnight. Israel Reports Light Damage After Iran Launches Large Strike.
I will never get enough of his videos and the pure joy and beauty of these women!!
Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed an "invisibility cloak", for AI using adversarial patterns on a sweater, making the wearer nearly undetectable to standard object detection methods.
Lamborghini Bids Farewell to Its Best-Selling Sports Car: The Huracán
Sam Bankman-Fried Appeals 25-Year Prison Sentence for $8bn FTX Fraud
OJ Simpson, ex-NFL star who was acquitted of murder, dies aged 76
British Backpacker Imprisoned in Notorious Bolivian Prison: Family Raises Funds for Legal Fight and Essentials
Argentina: Venezuela Cuts Power to Embassy after Opposition Meeting
El Salvador Offers 5,000 Passports to Skilled Foreign Workers: Tax-Free Relocation and Citizenship
Panama Papers Trial Begins: Founders of Mossack Fonseca Face Money-Laundering Charges
75 Becomes the New 65: Retiring in Your 60s Unrealistic as Life Expectancy Increases and Costs Rise
Total Solar Eclipse of 2021: 32 Million Witness the Mystical, $1.5bn Spectacle Sweep Across North America
New shopping experience…
New world, new reality, let’s get used to it
UK Company Passes Milestone in Developing Space-Based Solar Power, Aiming to Power a Million Homes and Provide Constant Energy
Mexico Breaks Diplomatic Ties with Ecuador after Police Storm Embassy, Arrest Former Vice President
Monty Python were so ahead of their time
If there's a will, there's a way!
Rules about how to dress are important, but not so much if you have a lot of money.
Body Armor Firm Showcases Stab-Proof Vest in Demo on CEO
Mexico Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Ecuador After Embassy Stormed in Quito
Here is a tattoo idea, for engineers
Zoraya Ter Beek, a 28-year-old woman from the Netherlands, will undergo euthanasia in May due to severe mental health challenges
Here's a video featuring Fidel Castro, where he discusses his stance against war and his commitment to preserving life, positions that have put him at odds with the USA:
Woman reaches behind and steals gun from a security guard and shoots three people while getting detained in Chile
Take a walk around the safe and thriving downtown San Salvador.
Joe Biden criticised by Trump campaign for declaring Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter Sunday
Macron says France will help Brazil develop nuclear-powered submarines
A video demonstrating women's self defense class in 1930
×