From Fox News:
Droves of flight delays and cancellations continued Monday for Southwest Airlinesfollowing a weekend of disrupted operations blamed on air traffic control issues and weather.
The carrier canceled nearly 350 flights as of 9 a.m. ET, according to flight tracker FlightAware. Meanwhile, more than 300 flights have already been delayed, according to the data.
Even still, the Texas-based carrier told FOX Business in an updated statement Monday morning that it is running “closer to normal operation” despite facing continued weatherchallenges.
“Although we have some new weather in parts of our system, today’s operation has vastly improved from the weekend, with a much smaller number of cancellations linked to our weekend recovery efforts,” the carrier said.
Monday’s issues come just after the carrier canceled more than 1,000 flights, or 29% of its schedule, on Sunday alone. On Saturday, the airline canceled 808 flights and had 1,187 flights delayed.
In an emailed statement, Southwest said it had experienced weather challenges in its Florida airports at the beginning of the weekend, which were compounded by unexpected air traffic control issues in the same region, which triggered delays and prompted significant cancellations beginning Friday evening.
The issues were “not a result of Employee demonstrations, as some have reported,” the airline clarified.
“To recap the weekend cancellations, the bad weather and ATC issues in Florida, a large operation for us, on Friday night created significant flight disruptions throughout our network and we spent the weekend working to recover from the high number of displaced Crews and aircraft,” the carrier said.
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#1 on TWITTER: Sen. Cotton Trends on Twitter After Demolishing ‘WOKE’ PC-Culture With One Question
Sen. Tom Cotton was trending on Twitter this week after demolishing “Woke” culture with one simple question regarding one of the nation’s most iconic symbols.
“Where does cancel culture take us? What’s the logical conclusion? Are we going to tear the Washington Monument down? Are we going to rename it the Obelisk of Wokeness?” asked Cotton.
Sen. Tom Cotton ripped the New York Times Monday after the newspaper’s editor resigned following his decision to publish the lawmaker’s op-ed piece; saying their newsroom resembles a “mob of woke Children.”
“It turned into something like a struggle session from the cultural revolution in Mao’s China where the adults had to prostrate themselves and apologize in front of the woke children that apparently now run the New York Times newsroom,” Cotton said of the reaction to his op-ed.
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 8, 2020
“And now the opinion page editor have to resign,” Sen. Cotton continued. “Let’s be clear, this all goes back to the publisher and his unwillingness to stand up to a bunch of 20-year-olds and 30-year-olds who were raised on social justice seminars on our campuses.”
Watch Cotton’s comments above.
100% KENNEDY: Joe Biden Has Caved to the ‘Woke Leftists’ Who Want to Run Our lives
Senator John Kennedy stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Tuesday night to weigh-in on Joe Biden’s massive spending package; saying “woke leftists” actually believe that Americans are completely incapable of managing their own lives.
“President Biden has dug up more snakes than he can kill. He’s made all these promises. He said he’s a moderate. He’s not. He’s given into the woke left,” said Kennedy. “The woke leftists in his party are refusing to advance the Infrastructure bill.”
“They’re in disarray. Meanwhile, the American people are looking at this with their mouths open. They really think that America can’t survive unless President Biden makes every single decision for Americans about how to run their lives,” he added.
Senator Bernie Sanders is the latest example of Democrat fear-mongering in Congress, accusing Republicans of “plunging the world’s economy into chaos and depression.”
“The Republican Party’s lust for power and political gain is so great that they are prepared to default on the debt they voted for under Trump, and plunge the world’s economy into chaos and depression. To call that ‘irresponsible’ would be a major understatement,” posted Sanders on social media.
The Republican Party's lust for power and political gain is so great that they are prepared to default on the debt they voted for under Trump, and plunge the world's economy into chaos and depression. To call that "irresponsible" would be a major understatement.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 5, 2021
Similar rhetoric was deployed by other Democrats as President Biden’s domestic agenda stalls in Congress.
“The Republican position as the party of default has now become so extreme that they’ve blocked every single attempt to prevent a default from happening, putting our country in serious, serious danger,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer.
Watch Kennedy’s comments above.