Traveling is fun, but it has its fair share of problems.
Many guests who visit the Disney Parks often have a tight schedule and plan for their trip, and something like a flight cancellation could alter those plans. Although Spirit Airlines recently had major cancellations, now another airline is cancelling hundreds of flights this weekend.
According to CNBC, passengers on several Southwest Airlines flights experienced cancellations this weekend, resulting in long customer service wait times and growing frustration. Interestingly, other airlines flying out of Florida over the weekend dealt with cancellations as well, but far fewer flights were impacted when compared to Southwest.
On Sunday alone, Southwest Airlines canceled 27% of its schedule, or over 1,000 flights, in one day. The company blamed its significant wave of cancellations on air traffic control issues and bad weather.
The cancellations began on Saturday, when the airline halted 808 total flights. Meanwhile, other airlines in the area canceled only a small percentage of their overall flights, leading to speculation about the true motivation behind Southwest’s schedule change.
This isn’t the first time Southwest has experienced major issues. Over the summer, the company experienced a system-wide outage that caused thousands of delays and cancellations.
If you’re planning on flying through Southwest in the near future, you might want to confirm your flight details to make sure everything is still on track! In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned for all the latest travel news and Disney information.
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