Omicron cancels hundreds of flights, but so far so good at MFR

MEDFORD, Ore. —As of Friday morning, airlines have canceled more than 3,000 flights. Around 530 of those have been scheduled in or out of the US.

Several major airlines say the flight cancellations aren’t because of bad weather. Instead, the Omicron variant is responsible for infecting staff.

But things at Medford’s airport appeared to be running smoothly this Christmas Eve.

“I saw that they were getting some snow and thought maybe my flight would be delayed and all that stuff so I was worried, I’m super excited I didn’t have to be one of the canceled flights,” said traveler Monique Moore.

MFR told us earlier this week that travelers need to be flexible with delays.

To stay up to date on your flight status, check your airline’s website frequently.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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