Southwest To Resume Regular Schedule Friday

Travellers wait in line at the Southwest Airlines ticketing counter at Nashville International Airport after the airline cancelled thousands of flights in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 27, 2022. - More than 10,000 flights cancelled over the Christmas holiday, chaos at airports across America: Southwest Airlines found itself in the hot seat on December 27, 2022, as the airline behind the lion's share of the weather-linked travel mayhem. (Photo by Seth Herald / AFP) (Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Southwest Airlines plans to resume its regular flight schedule Friday after the airline cancelled over 15,000 flights over the past week.
  • Southwest cancelled nearly two-thirds of its flights Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, according to FlightAware.
  • The combination of Winter Storm Elliott, Southwest’s outdated scheduling system and holiday understaffing caused Southwest to meltdown.


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