We’ve seen a lot of issues with travel this year, as airlines attempt to keep up with the increase in demand after such a long time with low traffic.
Spirit Airlines had difficulties with staffing and scheduling earlier this year, but recently Southwest Airlines has been the focus of attention. Southwest cancelled LOTS of flights over this past weekend, and it seems that their cancellations are continuing into the week.
According to WESH, Southwest Airlines cancelled about 800 total flights on Saturday and over 1,000 on Sunday. Today — Monday October 11th — the airline has already cancelled 348 flights. Another 271 have been delayed as well. It seems that Southwest’s weekend problems aren’t quite over yet.
Southwest attributed the cancellations to bad weather and air traffic control problems. However, Southwest has cancelled significantly more flights than other airlines in the same area. For example, at the Orlando International Airport on Sunday, Southwest cancelled 72 flights, while both Spirit and American Airlines only cancelled four each.
The cancellations are affecting people traveling through Orlando, with both cancelled and delayed flights.
If you’re planning to travel with Southwest Airlines soon, you might want to double check that your flights are still scheduled and on time.
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