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CHICAGO (CBS) — Southwest Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights nationwide, blaming air traffic control issues and the weather, leaving passengers confused and frustrated.
On Sunday, the airline canceled 53 arriving flights and 34 flights were delayed. For departures, there were 41 cancellations and 46 delays.
Nationwide, Southwest has dropped more than 1,000 flights, or 28 percent of its schedule.
Southwest said it is working to recover. On Saturday, it said weather delays in Florida caused a ripple effect across the country. No other airline experienced delays or cancellations on that scale.
Both the pilots and flight attendants unions say there are no official, or unofficial job actions.
The pilots union has objected to the airline’s recent announcement that it would mandate COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We can say with confidence that our pilots are not participating in any official or unofficial job actions,” the pilots’ union said in the statement.
Passengers were confused about the weather cancellations on Sunday and some suggested that Southwest employees were calling in sick to protest the vaccine mandate.
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