Vacationers push their baggage previous baggage declare contained in the United Airways terminal at Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX) in the course of the vacation season because the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) Omicron variant threatens to extend case numbers in Los Angeles, California, U.S. December 22, 2021.

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United Airways is trimming its schedule to deal with a surge in sick calls amongst workers, CEO Scott Kirby informed workers.

United has about 3,000 staff out sick with Covid, he stated, which is about 4{15a62de520214ebc8ccae29094829783e2fffb72751c03e26bff23f26cd2ba58} of its workforce.

United late final yr prolonged triple pay for pilots to select up journeys via most of January. The pilots’ union stated sick calls amongst aviators was at a file. 

JetBlue Airways was the primary service to chop again its schedule due to a surge in an infection charges amongst crews, which was later adopted by Alaska Airways. American Airways stated it might do the identical this week as Covid charges climbed amongst regional carriers.

That is breaking information. Test again for updates.

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