Thousands Of Flights Cancelled, Leaving Passengers Stranded

( As an Arctic blast surged across a large portion of the country ahead of a potent winter storm known as the “Bomb Cyclone,” airlines canceled nearly 2,000 U.S. flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday, disrupting holiday travel for thousands.

According to reports, the start of the holiday travel season coincided with the extreme weather, making it one of the busiest in decades.

According to the tracking website FlightAware, 1,240 flights had been canceled within, into, or out of the United States as of Thursday morning. On Friday, another 700 flights were canceled.

A COVID-19 outbreak among employees during the holiday season of 2017 caused airlines to cancel numerous flights, ruining the season.

According to travel reports, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines will all waive change fees and fare differences for travelers in the various affected regions.

The winter storm, which is anticipated to impact airports this week in the Midwest, Northeast, and East Coast, will be monitored, according to American Airlines. So far, it has grounded about 80 flights.

Four hundred sixty flights on Southwest Airlines were canceled.

Around 5,000 flights have been canceled nationwide. New York, Detroit, Seattle, Chicago, and Denver are the areas most badly hit.

Health Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the airport, reported that more than 70% of Friday flights were on time and that less than 5% of flights were delayed. Nearly 70 arriving and departing flights at LAX had been canceled as of 10 a.m. on Friday.

According to weather reports, a storm is referred to as a bomb cyclone when it appears to intensify quickly, and its central air pressure drops to at least 24 millibars in a 24-hour period.

The storm brings a variety of weather, including heavy precipitation, severe thunderstorms, and blizzards.

The east coasts of the US and Canada experience the highest frequency of these storms because the combination of a cold landmass and a warm Gulf Stream current is ideal for the development of bomb cyclones.

So much for global warming.