Travel nightmare: Flight cancellations continue at SoCal airports

Another wave of flight cancellations hit the Southland Monday.  

As of 6:30 a.m. Monday,  63 flights were canceled at the Los Angeles International Airport due to COVID-19 and weather issues.

The airport experienced 208 cancellations on New Year's Day.

Orange County's John Wayne Airport reported 21 canceled flights Monday morning. Long Beach Airport had seven cancellations and 11 flights at Hollywood/Burbank Airport were canceled.

On Sunday, there were 10 canceled flights at John Wayne Airport, with nine at Long Beach Airport and seven at Hollywood/Burbank Airport.

"Nationwide, airline cancellations and delays continue due to staffing shortages and weather," LAX tweeted. "Please do check your flight status for the latest. Currently, 79% of all flights scheduled today at LAX are operating on time."

Orange County's John Wayne Airport reported 10 canceled flights Sunday, with nine at Long Beach Airport and seven at Hollywood/Burbank Airport.

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The problems are a continuation from last week, when thousands of flights were canceled worldwide on daily basis. On Saturday, the tracking site listed 4,240 canceled flights around the world, 2,452 of which involved flights into or out of the United States.

The scrapped flights are largely blamed on airline staffing shortages caused by the latest surge in COVID-19 cases fueled by the Omicron variant. Weather issues were also causing some of the cancellations.

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