Southwest Airlines posted a pair of tweets on Saturday to explain issues with flights being canceled out of Jacksonville, Florida.
“ATC issues and disruptive weather have resulted in a high volume of cancellations throughout the weekend while we work to recover our operation. We appreciate your patience as we accommodate affected Customers, and Customer Service wait times are longer than usual. (1/2)”
ATC issues and disruptive weather have resulted in a high volume of cancellations throughout the weekend while we work to recover our operation. We appreciate your patience as we accommodate affected Customers, and Customer Service wait times are longer than usual. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/o1scQJ5lLb
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) October 9, 2021
If your travel was affected, please explore self-service rebooking options by checking your flight status on https://t.co/GiF91yLJcx. (2/2)
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) October 9, 2021
A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Action News Jax, “Due to a combination of severe weather, active military training in the airspace, and unexpected limited staff at the Jacksonville facility that handles high-altitude, en route traffic, the FAA took steps to safely manage air traffic the evening of Oct. 8. Normal operations returned at approximately 10 p.m.”
But that’s not what the weather guys are saying. Mike Buresh, Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist, said that the weather was clear in the area long before any delays were reported.
A Jacksonville International Airport representative said 7 flights had been canceled. “Passengers and those picking up should check with their airline before heading to the airport.”
Action News Jax reporter Robert Grant tweeted that the FAA said limited staff is the problem.
#UPDATE: @FAANews says limited staff at Jacksonville air traffic control facility partially led to mass flight cancellations in Florida last night. Full statement below ⬇️ @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/9GBTuWjPVc
— Robert Grant (@RobertANJax) October 9, 2021
Here’s what’s really going on. In a time when you can’t trust any company or your government to tell you the truth, it’s wise to question everything. In this case, the story given by Southwest about weather patterns being the cause of delayed and canceled flights was allegedly a bullschtein cover story.
Former Navy Bomb Squad and Naval Academy graduate Tom Sauer revealed that the mainstream news media has a media blackout about an air traffic controller walkout. Sauer revealed that over 650 flights were canceled because of an air traffic controller walkout.
“Is there a media blackout on last night’s air traffic controller walkout in Jacksonville, FL? Hundreds of flights canceled. Walkout due to vax mandate From a trusted source:”
Is there a media blackout on last night’s air traffic controller walkout in Jacksonville, FL?
Hundreds of flights canceled.
Walkout due to vax mandate
From a trusted source: pic.twitter.com/kCseQMZlal
— Tom Sauer 🇺🇸 ⚓️ 💣 (@thomasbsauer) October 9, 2021
What’s going on is air traffic controllers have walked off the job due to COVID vaccine mandates. Folks, this is just the beginning. Wait until the pilots stop flying. This could cause mayhem in the country. Just think of air travel being shut down if the air traffic controllers in the rest of the country join them.
Other users tweeted more information on the flight cancellations.
“Last night all flights in and out of Florida we’re cancelled. I’ve heard something happened in Jacksonville with the ATC. Right now all I hear are rumours. Why isn’t there any concrete news about this yet?”
Last night all flights in and out of Florida we're cancelled. I've heard something happened in Jacksonville with the ATC. Right now all I hear are rumours. Why isn't there any concrete news about this yet?
— John Weglein (@JohnWeglein) October 9, 2021
“@SouthwestAir cancelled our flight 178 from BNA to TPA today with no explanation. (Weather is perfect in Tampa right now!) A lost hotel room, rental car, parking fee, missed vacation day, and a heartbroken 6yo and 4yo later, and all SW can offer is a flight 28hrs later.”
@SouthwestAir cancelled our flight 178 from BNA to TPA today with no explanation. (Weather is perfect in Tampa right now!) A lost hotel room, rental car, parking fee, missed vacation day, and a heartbroken 6yo and 4yo later, and all SW can offer is a flight 28hrs later.
— Chase Pattison (@chasepattison) October 8, 2021
The word is out and they can’t hide it anymore.
Southwest Airlines Co. pilots went to court to seek a temporary block against the company from carrying out federally mandated coronavirus vaccinations until an existing lawsuit over alleged US labor law violations is resolved.
The Friday filing of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association also asked to get an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas. They made the claim that the company has continued to take unilateral actions that violate terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations. Those steps include the Covid-19 vaccination requirement.
On top of that, the Pilots Association’s Friday filing also sought an immediate hearing on the request before a federal court in Dallas, explaining that the carrier has continued to take unilateral actions that break the terms of the Railway Labor Act, which governs airline-union relations. Those steps include the Covid-19 vaccination requirement where Southwest Air is requiring workers be vaccinated by Dec. 8.
This sends a powerful message to the Biden administration that is trying to force people to take a vaccine they do not want to inject into their bodies. It is one of the most personal decisions a person can make about their health and they want to take that away from them. Aren’t Democrats the ones who preached the mantra “My body. My Choice” for decades when it comes to getting an abortion? Now they are the party of “Your Body. Our Choice.”
America is getting a hard lesson on communism because I believe they will not care about the message sent by the air traffic controllers. They are already turning a blind eye to our nation’s nurses who spent over a year treating COVID patients and now they are willing to see them fired by the thousands and replace them with military or personnel from the Philippines. Last year Joe Biden called them heroes and this year he wants them fired if they don’t bend the knee to his will and take a vaccine they do not want to take. It’s a pretty sure bet that nurses know a lot more about the vaccines than a stumbling, bumbling septuagenarian with cognitive decline who cheated to get through law school.
Communist regimes do not care about the people, and the Biden administration is quickly living up to that reputation. Make no mistake about it. The Biden administration is run by radical Progressives. Progressives are the American form of Marxists. Once they started forcing people to take medicine that is under Emergency Use Authorization, they became a communist regime.
Biden recently learned about how fractions work when he bragged about how after a certain percentage of employees in private companies were forced to get vaccinated because of his vaccine mandates, the company now has a much higher vaccination rate. He acted as if it’s a good thing that people who faced getting fired ‘chose’ to get vaccinated to save their jobs. They didn’t ‘choose’ anything. They were forced by a tyrannical government to either take a vaccine they did not want to get or not be able to feed their children. What kind of monsters lead a country this way?
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And it’s not just Jacksonville, Florida. Flights are being canceled airports throughout the country now. Will the Biden administration cave? Maybe they can train a bunch of people from Madagascar to handle the flow of airline traffic in and out of America’s major airports. If not, they can always train them to become America’s nurses alongside the Filipinos.
Rich is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and runs Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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