Southwest Airlines on Monday continued to suffer widespread disruption of its operations and other airlines may be next following reports of pilots and other employees joining a "mass sickout" in protest of Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for all companies with more than 100 employees that do business with the U.S. government.
“Southwest Airlines is suffering an operational meltdown this weekend as hundreds upon hundreds of flights have been delayed or canceled outright,” the Points Guy reported. “The airline is blaming weather and an air traffic control issue from Friday for the domino effect of cancellations.”
More than 2,000 flights were canceled over the weekend. The cancellations mostly affected travelers in and out of Florida.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted. "Joe Biden's illegal vaccine mandate at work! Suddenly, we're short on pilots and air traffic controllers."