Southwest Airlines flight cancellations continue into Monday

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Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights at Eppley Airfield Sunday, Oct. 10, in Omaha, Neb. Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
David Koenig The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights over the past weekend, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded with no way to get to their destinations. Cancellations, which were being blamed on air traffic control issues and bad weather for weekend “operational challenges” that resulted in 1,900 canceled flights Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11, continued into Monday. By late morning Monday, Southwest had canceled about 365 flights, 10% of its schedule for the day, and more than 600 others were delayed. The Federal Aviation Administration, which provides air traffic control services, took the unusual step of pushing back against Southwest’s explanation. Southwest Airlines was the only airline to report such
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