Mass Flight Cancelations …
Speculated to be Pilot Vaxx Strike
10/10/202112: 29 PM PT.
Southwest Airlines blames weather condition and tower concerns for almost 2,00 0 of their flights getting nixed this weekend– however lots of believe the genuine factor is … a pilot strike over vaccines.
Here’s the offer … upwards of 1,800 SA flights (and counting) were straight-up canceled in between Saturday and Sunday all over the nation– leaving a lot more potential guests stranded or without flight for the vacation weekend.
Breaking: @SouthwestAir will need workers to get immunized pic.twitter.com/RmKOgxdxtC
— davidshepardson (@davidshepardson) October 4,2021
Southwest has actually stated bad weather in FL and subsequent air traffic control service obstructions there was accountable for the mass cancelations– however the FAA pressed back, confessing Friday was a little bit of a mess in Jacksonville … however keeping in mind Saturday/Sunday appeared fine. Other airline companies likewise reported substantially less cancelations over the exact same period.
So … what provides??? It appears someone’s not being forthright on why numerous Southwest flights continue to remain grounded– however there’s a theory that may have some credence.
ATC problems and disruptive weather condition have actually led to a high volume of cancellations throughout the weekend while we work to recuperate our operation. We value your persistence as we accommodate impacted Customers, and Customer Service wait times are longer than normal. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/o1scQJ5lLb
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) October 9,2021
On Friday, Southwest’s pilot union submitted legal docs looking for to stop a vaccine required that entered into impact recently– following Biden‘s order for federal employees and/or specialists, which uses to the airline company. That was left unsolved heading into the weekend, it appears.
While Southwest hasn’t spoken on a possible strike … the union itself shot down the concept they were to blame, stating … “[W] e can state with self-confidence that our Pilots are not taking part in any main or informal task actions.” … some significant shade.
Airline sources: mass “sickout” @FAANews center in Jacksonville – triggered causal sequence and 1000 flight cancellations mainly effecting @SouthwestAir – report “sickout” opposing #VaccineMandate
— Leland Vittert (@LelandVittert) October 10,2021
They include … “Our Pilots will continue to conquer SWA management’s bad preparation, in addition to any external functional obstacles, and stay the most efficient Pilots on the planet.”
On the record, they’re rejecting any sort of demonstration– however there are reports, mentioning airline company sources, that a huge “sickout” decreased, which causal sequences are still being felt.
Regardless of what the fact here is … it’s screwing a great deal of individuals, and triggering a great deal of issues. And, IF there is benefit to the sickout speculation– it might likewise be a bad indication of what’s to come in other markets that may attempt to implement vaccines on workers.