A Delta Air Lines plane flew six hours towards China before turning back to Seattle. Photo: Bloomberg
A Delta Air Lines plane flew six hours towards China before turning back to Seattle. Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese embassy highlights aircrew shortage after Delta flight’s mysterious U-turn

  • Delta Air Lines said a new policy in Shanghai caused its plane to return to US six hours into its flight, after the pilot cited China’s Covid-19 entry rules
  • Embassy in US says staff shortages at American carriers have caused a lot of flight cancellations, as Omicron cases soar

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Delta Air Lines plane flew six hours towards China before turning back to Seattle. Photo: Bloomberg
A Delta Air Lines plane flew six hours towards China before turning back to Seattle. Photo: Bloomberg
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