Southwest Airlines under fire for canceling thousands of flights

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Southwest Airlines canceled about 600 flights and delayed more than 4,000 between last Friday and Sunday, according to reports.

Those numbers represent about 40% of Southwest’s total flights over the weekend, as Fox 11 Dallas first reported.

On Monday and Tuesday, the airline canceled a combined 2,355 flights, according to data from global flight tracker FlightAware.com.

“As the weather radar has been illustrating over the past few days, the cancellations are due to convective thunderstorms across the nation from Denver and Chicago down to Houston, Dallas, the Gulf Coast and Florida – all areas with our busiest flight schedules,” a spokesperson for the airline told FOX Business. 

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Southwest noted that it operates more than 3,400 flights per day and made some “proactive cancellations,”…

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