Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 1,800 flights over Columbus Day weekend caused by what the company officially said was “air traffic control issues” and “disruptive weather.” However, the real reason workers reportedly stayed home is to protest the airline’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for workers.
Southwest Airlines cancelled over 1,800 flights over Columbus Day weekend over “air traffic control issues” and “disruptive weather,” despite ongoing reports of an employee walkout over the company’s vaccination mandates.
Southwest canceled more than more than 800 flights on Saturday, and 1,000, or 27 percent, of flights on Sunday. While the airline’s official explanation was bad weather and air traffic control problems, the Federal Aviation Administration stated otherwise. The FAA released a statement through Twitter reporting that the airline was