The U.S. said Friday that it was suspending 44 flights from Chinese carriers after China recently suspended 44 U.S. flights over COVID concerns.
A woman in her 40s allegedly refused to follow federal face mask regulations, forcing the plane to turn around about an hour into the flight.
Among the airlines affected was Dubai's Emirates, which said it would suspend flights to nine U.S. destinations from January 19 until further notice.
The Dubai-based airline announced it has suspended flights to nine major U.S. cities until further notice.
Winter storm Izzy has caused travel chaos as wintry weather conditions forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Winter Storm "Izzy" is expected to hit a swath of the country.
"Is it really that unusual if it's all day, every day?," one commenter wrote.
After tussling with the pilot, the passenger attempted to jump out the window of the aircraft.
The woman called out the airline in a Twitter thread for not being able to buy a ticket for her nonbinary child because there were only two gender options.
Airlines were ready for the number of travelers to return to near pre-pandemic levels. What they weren't ready for was the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Today at least 562 flights inside, out of and within the U.S. had been canceled in part due to plane crews coming down with COVID-19.
Over 400 Christmas Eve flights within, into or out of the U.S. have been canceled, according to the latest real-time data from FlightAware.
"An event canceled is better than a life canceled," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization.
Gary Kelly, who tested positive for COVID-19 after questioning masks' benefits, sat near Delta, United, American airline bosses.
Though American Airlines was hoping to get closer to its pre-pandemic flight schedule this summer, it has to scale back because of Boeing's production issues.
American Airlines saw a fourth day of challenges due to staff shortages that have led to the cancellation of hundreds more flights.
Hundreds of more flights have reportedly been grounded on Monday, meaning holiday season chaos at the airline carrier has entered its fourth day.
U.S. regional carrier Skywest Airlines was reportedly hit by technical problems, resulting in grounded flights across the country.
"On the basis of literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of vaccinations that we've had, the safety of these vaccines has been clearly established."
The airline is the only major U.S. carrier to not mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees despite a recent order from President Joe Biden.
Both companies have put mandates into place to comply with the federal requirements put in place by Democratic President Joe Biden.
Owens tweeted that she had booked to fly from Nashville to London, but later learned the route was cancelled.
Christian Segura opened the door of the aircraft and exited the plane before it reached the terminal at Miami International Airport.
Amir Khan said: "I just feel like I was treated really badly, it was a week after 9/11 and I do feel like things were a little bit tense."
The man was cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after a confrontation on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.
"They all deserved to be able to fly home and hug their loved ones again," the flight attendant said. "We were proud to honor and fly with them today."
Alaska Airlines is the latest company to offer up services to the humanitarian effort, joining six other airlines.
The boy's 13-year-old brother also attempted to kick out a window on the plane, he calmed down and was not restrained.
"I just dropped to the floor and started crying," said the TikToker, who was eventually reunited with her pets.
United is the first U.S. airline company to require its workers to be vaccinated.