Southwest Airlines cancellations leave thousands of passengers in limbo

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New York Daily News

Southwest Airlines has canceled more than 1,000 flights this weekend, disrupting the long weekend plans of thousands of pandemic-weary travelers. In a media statement on Twitter, the nation’s largest domestic airline blamed bad weather combined with staffing shortages, garnished with a Federal Aviation Administration traffic control directive. But irate, stranded passengers flooded social media with speculation about pilots’s resistance to vaccine mandates, while the pilots union said that wasn’t happening. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, the airline had canceled 1,019 flights over the weekend, or 28% of…

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