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United and Delta Cancel Hundreds of Christmas Flights

  • United, Delta pace cancellations in U.S. with over 500 flights
  • Global tally exceeds 3,000, with China carriers faring worst
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Air carriers scrapped more than 800 U.S. flights for the holiday weekend, led by United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, as surging Covid infections and the prospects of bad weather disrupted Christmas travel. 

The global tally exceeded 3,500 trips for Friday and Saturday, according to data tracker FlightAware.com. China Eastern and Air China ranked one-two, and the most-affected airport was in the Chinese city of Xi’an, where the Beijing government cracked down under its Covid Zero policy after an outbreak.