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Several Southwest Airlines flights to and from SLC have been cancelled


Southwest Airlines cancelled dozens of flights that were both arriving and departing from the Salt Lake City International Airport last weekend. The airline says the flights were cancelled due to bad weather and air traffic control issues. However, there is some speculation Southwest’s pilot union forced the cancellations due to the airline's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.Between 1:45 p.m. Saturday and 5:10 p.m. Sunday, 19 of the 34 departures from Salt Lake were cancelled. Of the 30 arriving planes between 3 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, 17 were cancelled.


This issue was not unique to Utah. The airline grounded more than 800 flights on Saturday and thousands more on Sunday.


Those calling Southwest’s customer service should expect longer than usual wait times. The company suggests rescheduling with its online self-service options.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!