Southwest: You’re Grounded

Fasten your seatbelts

Southwest isn’t ready to fly when you are:

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights nationwide Sunday as it tried desperately to recover from disruptive weather in Florida Friday and fulfill an ambitious schedule complicated by ongoing staffing shortages…

The disruptions followed Dallas-based Southwest canceling more than 800 flights on Saturday, according to But the biggest struggle for Southwest came Sunday, the day it was running the most scheduled flights since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to scheduling data from Diio by Cirium. Another 622 Southwest flights were delayed. Saturday was the beginning of fall break for many school districts in the Sun Belt so airlines were expecting an uptick in travel.

So a big travel day, first day back to a full schedule, and first day back for employees who had been side-lined for months. What could go wrong when every rusty cog has to ramp-up on one day, amiright?

We bring this up only because (of course) Republicans decided to make it a vaccine conspiracy:

There is a certain amount of disingenuousness as no other airline reported weather issues, and the FAA said:

So, you know, bullshit as usual from Cancun Cruz (who is allegedly NOT the Zodiac Killer) et al.

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1 Response to Southwest: You’re Grounded

  1. Zorba says:

    Ted Cruz needs to STFU. Someone who fled his own state when their electric grid collapsed and people were freezing, to go to Cancun, has no credibility to say anything.
    Go back to Canada where you were born, Teddy, or to Cuba, where your daddy’s from.


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