ATLANTA, Georgia: Last Sunday, about 100 Delta Airlines flights were canceled across the United States, largely due to a lack of cabin crews to operate the plane.
“Delta teams have been working through a number of factors, including staff, a lot of vaccines from employees and pilots returning to work. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and most have been booked. the same day of the trip, ”a Delta spokesman said. CNN.
With the cancellation of flights, Delta opened medium seats on Sunday to offer passage to passengers who had canceled the flight. Delta had previously said the intermediate seats would open on May 1st.
Delta was the first U.S. airline to block medium seats, as of April 1, 2020. It is also the last airline to unlock seats.
Notably, Delta CEO Ed Bastian says 64 percent of its pre-pandemic passenger base expects to have at least the first dose of coronavirus vaccination on April 1st.
Delta also announced that it will extend credits to passengers whose flight tickets have been canceled. Delta will now offer credit until the end of 2022.
Saturday was the 24th consecutive day that more than a million passengers traveled by plane across the United States, according to the Transportation Security Administration.