Post-Holiday Travel Woes: Thousands Of Airline Passengers Are Still Stranded
January 4, 2022 12:05PM PST
Many holiday travelers trying to get home after the holidays are having a tough time.
There have been thousands of cancellations and flight delays following major snowstorms across the U.S. stacked on top of staffing shortages that airlines are blaming on skyrocketing COVID-19 infections among crews.
More than 3,000 U.S. flights were canceled on Monday, and another 5,600 were delayed, according to FlightAware.
That is in addition to the more than 5,300 U.S. flights grounded over the weekend.
The situation has left travelers stranded, some for days, with unexpected hotel stays, meals, and other expenses as they wait to snag a seat home.