It’s Tuesday, October 12th, and this is your Morning Wire. Listen to the full podcast:
1) Mystery Surrounds Southwest Airlines’ Flight Cancellations
The Topline: This weekend, mass flight cancelations from Southwest Airlines left thousands of travelers scrambling to get home at airports around the country.
On Saturday, Southwest Airlines canceled 808 flights – around 25% of all their flights for the day nationwide. Another 34% of their flights were delayed. On Sunday, they canceled another 1,018 flights, or 30% of their total flights for the day.
The reason for the cancelations and delays remains largely unknown, as Southwest Airlines’ explanation appears to contradict reality on the ground. The airline claimed the flights were cancelled due to