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    Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said that despite assertions by some on social media, federal vaccine mandates were not behind more than 2,000 canceled flights. During a Tuesday appearance on CNBC, Kelly was asked to what degree President Joe Biden’s executive order, which mandates that companies with federal contracts require their staff to be vaccinated, played into Southwest’s deluge...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Many people traveling through Denver International Airport Monday struggled to get to their destinations after a long and frustrating weekend of flight cancellations and delays. Throughout the day, 43 Southwest flights out of Denver were canceled and another 220 were delayed, according to flightaware.com. Over the last three days, the airline scrapped more than 2,000 flights across the...
    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for other airlines. The third straight day of canceled and delayed flights left passengers...
    The CEO of Southwest Airlines said early Tuesday that there is "no evidence" of correlation between the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees and a string of recent cancelations that left travelers stranded across the country over the weekend.  "There's just no evidence of that," CEO Gary Kelly said during an appearance on ABC's  "Good Morning America." "Our people are working...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Mass flight cancellations by Southwest Airlines will likely enter a fifth day. The multi-day meltdown has caused a mess for thousands of people across the country. Early Tuesday morning at Pittsburgh International Airport, flights were running on time, except for one flight to Las Vegas being delayed by about an hour. While things were running smoothly Tuesday...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Southwest Airlines is the latest major airline dealing with flight cancellations. The company canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, including about a quarter of their flights on Sunday. It’s been a record year for cancellations. So what kind of compensation should consumers expect when it happens? Good question. READ MORE: No Charges Filed...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Columbus Day holiday weekend has been a headache for thousands of people trying to catch flights. Southwest Airlines cancelled hundreds of trips over the weekend, and saw some residual delays from that even on Monday, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported. “Very frustrating, a very busy week, so I really just want be home,” traveler Emily Santiago...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was absent Monday as a surge of flight delays snarled travel in the South over the Columbus Day weekend. Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,300 flights over the three-day federal holiday weekend, citing limited staffing and bad weather. An electronic flight departure board displays ‘cancelled’ status’s for all Flybe flights due to have taken-off from Exeter...
    BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — The frustrations continued Monday for Southwest Airlines travelers stranded by cancellations at BWI and airports across the country. Southwest canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend and the Dallas-based airline accounted for nearly half of the flight cancellations worldwide Sunday. Another 363 flights were canceled Monday, leaving grounded flyers fed up. READ MORE: Baltimore Museum...
    (CNN)Russ Melchert and his wife flew from Kansas City, Missouri, to Dallas on Friday to watch his alma mater's football team play the next day at the Cotton Bowl. Melchert was set to return home at 12:35 p.m. Sunday from Dallas Love Field airport on a Southwest Airlines flight, but it was just one of thousands of flights canceled over...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The lines and frustrations continue at Philadelphia International Airport as Southwest Airlines passengers try to navigate more delays and cancellations. As of 10:30 a.m. Monday, four Southwest flights for Philadelphia are canceled, while only two are delayed. There are 360 cancellations and 587 flight delays for Southwest flyers across the country. READ MORE: Southwest Airlines Flight Cancelations...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It was a rough weekend for hundreds of passengers flying Southwest Airlines, which blamed the delays and cancellations on weather and air traffic control issues. Traveler Tai Tran shared a photo showing a chaotic scene in Las Vegas over the weekend. He said there was a 6-hour, in-person wait to get help and very...
    Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb.David Zalubowski | AP Southwest Airlines shares tumbled more than 3% in premarket trading Monday after canceling more than 2,000 flights since Saturday, disrupting the travel plan of thousands of people. Southwest canceled 347 flights on Monday, down from 1,124...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Southwest Airlines is canceling flights again today after mass cancellations over the weekend. Frustration is running high at Dallas Love Field and across the country as some 350 flights have already been canceled Monday, leaving thousands of people stranded across the country. READ MORE: Storms That Brought Severe Weather Warnings, Heavy Rain & High Winds To North...
    Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. According to Flightaware, the carrier has cancelled 348 flights Monday and delayed another 271 flights. The Dallas-based airline had blamed air traffic control issues and weather for its weekend “operational challenges” that saw over 1,000 cancelled flights on Sunday alone. Southwest Airlines was the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Travel troubles for passengers flying Southwest Airlines. Many are searching for a way to get to their destination after nearly two thousand flights were canceled over the weekend. READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South FloridaMonday morning, most of Southwest’s flights out of Miami International Airport were scheduled as ‘on time’. A Southwest passenger and his...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier, has been forced to cancel more than 1,000 flights Sunday. And that’s on top of 800 Saturday. The cancelations are causing frustration for passengers flying in and out of the Philadelphia area. READ MORE: Police Search For Driver After Car Hits Bicyclist In South Philadelphia“They got a notification late Saturday...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There were long lines and frustration at many airports nationwide this weekend on the heels of a slew of flight cancellations by Southwest, the nation’s largest domestic airline. Cancellations started Friday and have continued stacking up since. At LaGuardia Airport, more than half of the 27 departures scheduled for Sunday were either delayed or canceled. CBS2’s...
    ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. (WJZ) — Here at BWI, the flight schedule posted online does not show any departure cancellations from today and at last check, all future Southwest flights appear to be on time. But that was not the case for travelers WJZ spoke with trying to catch a flight into BWI today. READ MORE: Explosion In Harford County Starts...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier, has been forced to cancel more than 1,000 flights Sunday. And that’s on top of 800 Saturday. The cancelations are causing frustration for passengers flying in and out of the Philadelphia area. READ MORE: SEPTA Transit Police Searching For Suspect Who Allegedly Committed Arson“They got a notification late Saturday night...
    Just two days after the Southwest pilots union asked a federal judge to block the company’s vaccine mandate, the airline canceled 1,800 flights this weekend, blaming bad weather. “Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights this weekend, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of customers and stranding flight crews, blaming the meltdown on a combination of bad weather, air traffic control...
    NEW YORK (AP/CBS13) — Southwest Airlines canceled thousands of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights in total, or 29% of its schedule, as of 7 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. Several of those flights were in and out of Sacramento International Airport....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of Southwest Airlines flights out of Midway were canceled or delayed this weekend as part of a major nationwide problem.The airline said the problem stems from air traffic control issues and weather.The flight-tracking website FlightAware.com shows that Southwest canceled 28% of its flights on Sunday while 600 more face delays. More than 800 Southwest flights were...
    Airline sources: mass “sickout” @FAANews center in Jacksonville - caused ripple effect and 1000+ flight cancellatio… https://t.co/e3PwswUmC9 — Leland Vittert (@Leland Vittert) 1633830017.0 Interestingly, the mass flight cancelations began one day after the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association filed a request in federal court to temporarily block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, however, denied the flight...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Most foot traffic at Denver International Airport Sunday morning was moving smoothly. The Southwest Airlines ticket counter it was a different story. Long lines and stranded travelers crowded the hallway. Don was one of them. He is trying to get from Connecticut to Las Vegas. (credit: Fort Collins) “We basically came into the airport in Hartford this...
    New York, NY (CNN)The long weekend got a bit longer for Southwest customers after the airline canceled more than 1,000 flights on Sunday. That's roughly 27% of its daily operations. It's the second day of mass cancellations by the country's largest low budget airline. The company blamed the cancellations on air traffic control problems and limited staffing in Florida as...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights, or 28% of its schedule, as of 2 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. That was the highest rate by far of the major U.S. airlines. Next in...
    Southwest Airlines has been hit by a second day of mass-flight cancellations, two days after the firm's pilots' union asked a court to block a COVID vaccine mandate. The Dallas-based carrier canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday, equivalent to 27 per cent of its entire schedule for the day. That came hot on the heels of 808 flights canceled on Saturday....
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A Las Vegas man who berated a flight crew and fellow passengers on a plane Monday has been cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.He growled like a dog while taking his mask on and off his face, gave the middle finger and swore at flight attendants, later yelling "God bless America" and screaming "Joe Biden!"...
    A woman whose violent altercation with a Southwest Airlines flight attendant went viral in May has been charged with two felonies, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. Vyvianna Quinonez, who is accused of knocking out some of the flight attendant's teeth, was charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and interfering with flight crew members. Three of the...
    YouTube Vyvianna Quinonez Vyvianna Quinonez is a woman accused in federal court of attacking a Southwest Airlines flight attendant so violently her teeth were chipped. She was charged in the United States District court for the Southern District of California with assault resulting in serious bodily injury and interference with flight crew members and attendants. Both are felonies....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A California woman now faces federal assault and interfering with a flight crew charges after she allegedly attacked a Southwest Airlines flight attendant on a flight from San Diego to Sacramento in May. The incident occurred, according to prosecutors, after the flight attendant asked the woman to place her mask above her nose. READ MORE:...
    New York (CNN Business)This summer, flying Southwest Airlines has been a toxic mix of canceled flights, long delays and disgruntled pilots and flight attendants. Apologizing to its passengers for its bad service, the company is promising to fix the problem by cutting the number of flights it operates this fall.Southwest (LUV) had the worst on-time performance and the greatest percentage...
    In this article LUVA Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 jet taxis to the gate after landing at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on April 6, 2021.Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty ImagesSouthwest Airlines is considering fourth-quarter schedule changes after labor unions repeatedly complained about exhaustion during a surge in travel this summer, according to a company memo on Friday. "First,...
    Southwest Airlines pilots and crew are threatening to form picket lines at airports  over dire working conditions, after staffing shortages spurred heavy cancellations and caused chaos for both passengers and workers. 'We are asking for you to stand with us and show the company that we are resolute in their in our insistence that they begin to address their immediate...
    Getty Images Southwest Airlines pilots' union is considering picketing at U.S. airports over Thanksgiving and Christmas to protest what they described as a frenetic increase in schedules, among other complaints, its president told CNBC. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association told members in a video late Wednesday that it was weighing pickets and demanded the company address scheduling and fatigue. Southwest...
    A mom has blasted a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who she says told her to glue her two-year-old daughter's mask to her face when the child refused to wear it on a flight from Florida to Virginia. Ali Cleek, was traveling from Orlando to Norfolk, Virginia, last week when her daughter, Drew, started crying and refused to keep on her...
    A Southwest Airlines airplane. Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.com A mom is speaking out after an incident with her two-year-old on a Southwest Airlines flight. Cleek said her daughter Drew refused to wear a mask on a flight from Orlando to Norfolk, Virginia.  The mom said a flight attendant sarcastically told her to glue the mask to Drew's face. Insider...
    Facebook Maurice Shepperson Maurice Shepperson was a fully vaccinated Southwest Airlines flight attendant, whose mother says died of COVID-19. Shepperson’s mother confirmed the cause of death to the Las Vegas Review Journal. His mother, Dawn Shepperson-Bernard, of Las Vegas, told the Review Journal: “It shows how quick life can change. How you can build a life for yourself...
    A viral TikTok showed a pair of women, whom the creator claimed were mother and daughter, being allegedly kicked from a plane after a seat incident. MesquitaFMS/Getty Images A viral TikTok showed a pair of women allegedly causing a stir on a Southwest Airlines flight. According to the TikTok creator, one of the two yelled at passengers to...
    When a Long Beach, California family with a teenage son with autism tried to board a Southwest Airlines flight from St. Louis back home, they ran into a problem with the carrier, CBS Los Angeles reports. LaShaunda Jethro says flying with her 17-year-old non-verbal son, Trey, is always a challenge, and mask requirements have made it ever harder. "He will...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – When a Long Beach family with an autistic teenage son attempted to board a Southwest flight from St. Louis back home, they ran into a problem with the airline. Trey, LaShaunda Jethro’s 17-year-old, autistic son is nonverbal, and she said that flying with him is always challenge. Mask requirements have made the problem even more difficult....
    (CNN)The head of a key congressional committee overseeing the aviation industry is pushing six US airlines to explain worker shortages, flight cancellations and delays after the government supplied billions in federal aid to the airline industry amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Sen. Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington and chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, wrote Friday to the CEOs of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More than 92,000 travelers passed through Los Angeles Airport on Friday, marking the facility's busiest day of the last year, officials said."More people means getting here early, planning for parking and considering alternatives to driving," LAX said Saturday on Twitter. "Let's all remember what summer travel is like and plan accordingly!"Even before Friday's figures were released,...
    Travelers wait in line at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoint at Orlando International Airport in May, 2021.Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that airport screenings have climbed above 2019 levels for the first time in the pandemic, signaling strong travel demand during Fourth of July weekend. The TSA...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — Some passengers flying with Southwest have experienced a number of problems after the airline had to delay or cancel a number of flights over recent weeks. In June, the airline had to ground hundreds of flights across the country due to a technical issue and problems with their computer reservation system. READ MORE: Travel Troubles For...
    In this article LUVA Southwest Airlines flight logo is seen as the plane taxis to a gate at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma, New York on March 25, 2021.Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty ImagesSouthwest Airlines is urging employees to pick up shifts and offering overtime in early July to help it avoid flight disruptions during what's expected to...