Omicron flight cancellations strand holiday travelers
Former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza discusses ongoing flight cancellations due to COVID-19 and the 2022 travel industry outlook.
United and Spirit airlines are offering pay bumps to crew members as the COVID-19 omicron variant continues to wreak havoc on the aviation industry.
Spirit Airlines is offering its flight attendants double pay for working through Jan. 4 amid a swath of virus-related staffing shortages, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, United is offering triple-time pay for pilots that pick up a trip during January.
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Throughout the holiday week, airlines have seen pilots, flight attendants, and ground crews call out of work after becoming infected with or being exposed to the virus.