U.S. – Over 2,000 flights cancelled in the past 24 hours

U.S. - Over 2,000 flights cancelled in the past 24 hours

U.S. – Over 2,000 flights cancelled in the past 24 hours

Days of chaos in air travel in the U.S. did not ease up Sunday as people returned home from holiday trips, with more than 2,000 flights cancelled due to bad weather or airline staffing problems sparked by a surge in Covid cases.

During the past 10 days, including Sunday and Christmas Eve, airlines have cancelled more than 14,000 flights in the U.S., according to a CNN tally of FlightAware statistics.

Airlines hope extra pay and reduced schedules get them through the holiday crush and into the heart of January, when demand usually drops off. The decline could be sharper than normal this year because most business travelers are still grounded.