As reported earlier, Southwest has been blaming “weather” and air traffic control issues for the airline’s disrupted service.
“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.”
“Thousands of passengers have been stranded at airports, been forced to wait in long lines, or spent hours on hold trying to rebook their flights,” the report continued.
News Nation Now’s Leland Vittert is reporting that there is a mass “sickout” affecting Southwest’s service.
“Airline sources: mass ‘sickout’ @FAANews center in Jacksonville – caused ripple effect and 1000+ flight cancellations mostly effecting @SouthwestAir – report ‘sickout’” protesting #VaccineMandate,” Vittert reported.
However, mainstream media outlets like NBC and CNN are echoing the airline’s implausible PR spin hook, line and sinker.
Southwest is the airline being hardest hit by the reported ‘sickout,’ even as more airlines are reportedly starting to be affected.
Newsy obtained a reported internal memo from Southwest that apologizes for the difficult situation for the remaining staff that showed up for work.
However, severe weather and air traffic control issues can be ruled out as the primary causes of the airline’s disruption, as Southwest is the airline being predominately affected. The airline’s recently announced ‘vaccine mandate’ is obviously sparking a rebellion among its pilots, flight attendants, and service crews. It all began with a recent court motion by the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association.
“Southwest Airlines Co. pilots asked a court to temporarily block the company from carrying out federally mandated coronavirus vaccinations until an existing lawsuit over alleged U.S. labor law violations is resolvedm” Bloomberg reported.
“The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association’s filing Friday also asked for an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas, claiming the carrier has continued to take unilateral actions that violate terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations,” the report continued. “Those steps include the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.”
The Southwest flights started to be canceled on Saturday, and nearly 2,000 flight have been delayed. Southwest continues to deny a “sick out” is at the heart of the operational problems.
“We can say with confidence that our Pilots are not participating in any official or unofficial job actions,” Southwest sted in a press release. The airline blamed “poor planning” and “external operational challenges” for the delays.
But Southwest and American Airlines pilots unions warned earlier that pilots might quit in droves if the federal vaccine mandate is implemented.
“Southwest said it has to mandate vaccines because of new rules from the Biden administration requiring companies with federal contracts to have vaccinated staffs,” KDVR reported. “Southwest’s work for the government includes flying the military in emergencies and carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service.”
The ‘Southwest sickout’ is already providing inspiration to those who feel this is a clarion call and the time for pushback against the Biden regime’s still-unissued federal vaccine mandate has begun.
The corporate media are scrambling to cover up the real source of the Southwest disruption out of fear it will spark a tea-party-like uprising against the Biden regime. But with word coming in that more airlines and even Amtrak are seeing a developing ‘sick out’ situation, the mainstream media won’t be able to hide the truth from the American people for long.