Over 3,000 Canceled Flights: Fauci Suggests Considering Airline Vaccine Mandate

Airlines cancelled another 800 U.S. flights on Monday morning, with more than 3,000 flights cancelled in total since the start of the Christmas holiday weekend amid staff shortages and an increasing number of coronavirus infections around the country.

869 additional flights arriving to, departing from and within the United States were cancelled so far on Monday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.com.

Well over 3,000 flights have now been cancelled in the four days since the start of the Christmas Holiday weekend, usually a peak travel time for many Americans.

Worldwide, 2,395 flights were cancelled and 6,342 were delayed by Monday morning, according to FlightAware data.

Seattle-Tacoma was the airport most affected yet again on Monday, with 70 canceled flights and another 28 delayed, amid a surge of new coronavirus infections in the surrounding area and snowy weather conditions.

Major carriers such as United and American Airlines had 87 and 79 cancellations, respectively, on Monday while Alaska Airlines nixed nearly 100 flights.

The large number of cancellations comes as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told MSNBC Monday that the U.S. government should consider implementing vaccination requirements for domestic travel.

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