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Alaska Airlines Cancels Flights after Flu Sickens Flight Crews

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Executives at Alaska Airlines say it doesn't look like they will have to have to cancel more flights on Tuesday because of flight crews coming down with the flu. Executives at Alaska Airlines say it doesn't look like they will have to have to cancel more flights on Tuesday because of flight crews coming down with the flu.

PORTLAND, OR - Executives at Alaska Airlines say it doesn't look like they will have to have to cancel more flights on Tuesday because of flight crews coming down with the flu. 

The airline had to cancel 24 flights on Sunday and Monday after flu-stricken pilots and flight attendants called in sick. 

Alaska spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says about 270 passengers were affected by canceled flights. Another 14 flights were canceled Sunday due to bad weather. 

Egan says a "very unusual" cold and flu season hit the airline's Pacific Northwest hub, and the entire region was affected. 

Egan says pilots and flight attendants who were off-duty have volunteered to work while their colleagues are out sick.

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