More Flights Canceled Out of Orlando – NOT Related to COVID

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Due to COVID-induced staffing shortages, thousands of flights have been canceled over the last two weeks, and those cancelations are continuing out of Orlando International Airport (MCO); however recent ones are not due to COVID.

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According to WMFE, 27 arriving flights and 21 departing flights have been officially canceled at Orlando International Airport (MCO) on Tuesday, January 4 — except these cancelations are not due to the COVID staffing shortages and, instead, are due to the snow storm in the Mid-Atlantic states.

At least 13 other flights are delayed.

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The FAA took to Twitter to share that due to the Mid-Atlantic snow storm, even more flights could be delayed:

Snow ❄️ from the southern Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic states could cause flight delays and cancellations today. Before leaving home, check with your airline for your flight status. The FAA does not cancel flights. Visit http://fly.faa.gov for airport delays. #BeSafe

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The FAA ReTweeted key information from The NWS Weather Prediction Center, who wrote:

The latest set of Key Messages related to the snowstorm expected to impact areas from the southern Appalachians through the Mid-Atlantic states

In regards to the flight cancelations that are related to COVID, JetBlue already announced earlier this week that they already canceled 1,300 flights for the next couple of weeks as several crew members got sick.

As The FAA pointed out, if you are currently visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando in Florida, or have plans to travel anywhere in the near future, be sure to contact your airline directly for the most up to date information regarding your flight status.

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