Competing explanations clashed Sunday as Southwest Airlines posted multiple flight cancellations.
The company blamed the cancellations on air traffic control problems and limited staffing in Florida as well as bad weather, according to CNN.
However, explanations bouncing around social media suggested that Southwest could have been hit by a job action due to its announcement last week that employees are required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. The announcement was aimed at complying with President Joe Biden’s vaccination mandate, the aviation news site Simple Flying reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration reported no shortage of air traffic control personnel and said poor weather had been limited to Friday afternoon. The union representing Southwest pilots issued a statement declaring no “official or unofficial” work stoppage was taking