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Southwest Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights

Southwest Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights | 10 Oct 2021 | 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 3 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. That was the highest rate by far of the major U.S. airlines. Next in line were Allegiant and Spirit, which had respectively canceled 5% and 4% of their flights on Sunday, according to the flight tracker. American Airlines canceled 2% of its flights... Henry H. Harteveltd, president and travel industry analyst at The Atmosphere Research Group, based in San Francisco, points to other causes for the cancellations... Harteveltd says the most troubling reason is the likelihood that some pilots who oppose Southwest's decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations are participating in an illegal job action where they call in sick or are engaging in a "work slowdown."