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More than 2,300 flights canceled across US on Christmas day amid brutal winter storm

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More than 2,300 flights were canceled and about 6,000 other flights were delayed on Christmas Day as airports across the United States dealt with historic winter storms, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Nearly 3,500 flights were canceled and another 8,607 flights were delayed on Saturday, so travelers didn’t fare too well on Christmas Eve either. The cancellation came on Christmas Eve when 1.8 million Americans took to the skies and tourist numbers approached pre-pandemic levels.

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December 23, 2022 Hundreds of luggage are left at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) due to airline cancellations in San Francisco, California, USA. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Getty Images)

On Christmas Day, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, was hit hardest by travel accidents, with 111 flights delayed, accounting for 11% of all combat, according to FlightAware. increase.

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Denver International Airport canceled 105 flights, Harry Reed International Airport in Nevada canceled 79 flights, and Orlando International Airport canceled 62 flights.

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Travelers queue for TSA security screening at Orlando International Airport two days before Christmas Eve in Orlando, Florida. (Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Buffalo Niagara International Airport closed on December 23rd and will remain closed until December 27th at 11am amid a particularly dangerous storm in the Northeast.

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Amtrak also canceled dozens of trains in the Midwest and Northeast from Dec. 23 through Christmas.

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Travelers pass through a security line at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, December 23, 2022. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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The cancellations continue into next week, with 365 flights across the US already canceled on Monday.

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