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Now FAA says it could cancel flights too
as Omicron hits its 14,000 air traffic
controllers and officials warn Americans
to prepare for delays, as US records 1,523
NYE cancellations

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Posted By: Ribicon, 12/31/2021 5:54:15 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday warned that even more flights could be canceled as its air traffic control staff are hit by COVID, even as airlines themselves nix thousands of flights because of staff felled by the Omicron variant. In a statement, the FAA said an increasing number of its employees are testing positive for the virus, CNN reports, which could force it to implement health and cleaning procedures that will reduce the number of available flights. 'To maintain safety, traffic and volume at some facilities could be reduced, which might result in delays during busy periods,' the administration warned.(Snip)Americans throughout the country are already facing thousands


How about making Pfizer and Moderna dip into their windfall profits and bail out the airlines this time around, seeing how well their shots do not work.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 12/31/2021 6:00:26 PM (No. 1024610)
Oh my God, and the sun is expected to rise in the east tomorrow morning.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: mc squared 12/31/2021 6:17:08 PM (No. 1024622)
I can honestly say that I am not aware of any omicron cases among my friends and family here in central FL.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rich323 12/31/2021 6:23:55 PM (No. 1024625)
Time for action people —we take a stand now or forever lose our freedom! Let’s all boycott air travel and force the airlines to choose sides either bankruptcy or prosperity. The omicron is a boogeyman designed to keep communists in control. The powder is way too dry at this point.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 12/31/2021 7:13:02 PM (No. 1024655)
I'm firmly convinced that this is an organized work action by flight crews and air traffic controllers to punish the airlines. Making them pay.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: pros7767 12/31/2021 7:22:18 PM (No. 1024664)
Omicron is the common cold sent to us by God to establish herd immunity! Stop testing and start flying!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 12/31/2021 8:15:24 PM (No. 1024715)
Not getting on their airplanes anyway if I have to wear a mask. Scroom. I will drive wherever I want to go, or fly myself in good weather, maybe.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Omen55 12/31/2021 9:18:52 PM (No. 1024744)
To all those who decided not to air travel. You choose wisely.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 12/31/2021 10:12:52 PM (No. 1024767)
The people who decided go fly over Christmas and New Years have obviously not read a newspaper or listened to a news report for months.I hope they felt incredibly stupid sitting in airports for hours /
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/1/2022 12:19:08 AM (No. 1024824)
Well, that does it- I will avoid flying and just drive wherever I go if I can just find gas , if I can afford it. Ain't that Joe somethin?? Ain't Biden somethin'???
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 1/1/2022 1:11:46 AM (No. 1024843)
In my masks and you CAN be armed.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/1/2022 7:18:00 AM (No. 1024961)
That is NOT within the Charter of the FAA! Beware of Executive Branch functions arrogating powers to themselves.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn 1/1/2022 9:09:16 AM (No. 1025070)
My wife and I got a flu like illness a week ago, it's not that bad and we're getting over it, WITHOUT ANY VAX's...If we had Omicron, it was a Popcorn Flatulence Puff......... As for the airlines, So freekin what...who cares!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: privateer 1/1/2022 1:08:15 PM (No. 1025310)
Sadly---or perhaps happily, for those who must fly a lot---the airlines will not face bankruptcy. As with the behemoth money-changers, they will be deemed 'too big to fail', and we will be forced to pay for their rescue.
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