Southwest Airlines cancels thousands of flights allegedly as a result of pilot vaccine strikes.
TMZ reported, Southwest Airlines blames weather and tower issues for nearly 2,000 of their flights getting nixed this weekend — but many think the real reason is … a pilot strike over vaccines.
Here’s the deal … upwards of 1,800 SA flights (and counting) were straight-up canceled between Saturday and Sunday all over the country — leaving even more would-be passengers stranded or without air travel for the holiday weekend.
Southwest became the latest airline to mandate the vaccine to its employees against the COVID-19 virus. The airline gave its employees until December 8th to become fully inoculated.
Friday, Southwest’s Pilot Union filed legal documents against the airline, attempting to stop the mandate in its tracks.
Southwest as of this time as not mentioned any type of strike or employee protest. However, it seems quite suspicious that right after their Pilots Union filed legal documents 1,800 flights would be canceled.
The Union claimed: “Our Pilots will continue to overcome SWA management’s poor planning, as well as any external operational challenges, and remain the most productive Pilots in the world.” Clearly jabbing at the airline.