Reports circulated this weekend regarding hundreds of cancelled flights in Florida.
Mainstream media blamed the flight cancellations on bad weather.
From Tampa Bay Times:
Southwest Airlines cancelled numerous flights Saturday across Florida, including Tampa International Airport, due to air traffic control issues resulting from bad weather in northern Florida.
The Federal Aviation Administration imposed an air traffic management program that essentially grounded Southwest flights Friday, according to Emily Nipps, spokeswoman for Tampa International Airport.
Southwest was forced to cancel flights Friday, which caused a domino effect into Saturday. Southwest flights are continuing to be cancelled into Saturday night. As of 7:40 p.m., 11 out of 15 Southwest flights still scheduled for Saturday night were cancelled, according to flight statuses listed on Tampa International Airport’s