Southwest cancels 70% of its flights as travelers try to get home

Southwest Airline canceled thousands of flights on Tuesday and Wednesday after admitting it would fly only one-third of its schedule in the travel

Southwest canceled about 2,500 flights—63% of its schedule—as of Tuesday afternoon, according to FlightAware. FlightAware reports 

Southwest canceled 54% of the 4,700 flights planned to depart Tuesday. FlightAware reports that Southwest has canceled 70% of the 3,500 

Southwest canceled about 2,800 flights, or 70% of its schedule, on Monday, aggravating passengers across. FlightAware reported 3,900 U.S. flight

“Our heartfelt apologies for this are just beginning [sic],” Southwest said Monday.

The airline said it will fly one-third of its schedule, or 1,500 flights, for “several days” to relocate flight crews.

“On the other side of this, we'll work to make things right for those we've let down, including our employees,” the airline said Monday.

TWU Local 556, which represents over 18,000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants, stated Monday that the corporation "has failed its employees once again

The union's statement was not immediately addressed by an airline spokesman on Tuesday.

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