Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights

Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights

East Farmingdale, NY- Southwest Airlines cancelled at least a thousand flights over the Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day weekend blaming the cancellations on traffic control issues and the weather.

At Islip’s MacArthur airport on Monday, the 6:05AM flight to Florida was cancelled.

Travelers looking to fly onboard a Southwest flight should call the airline to verify if their flight is still expected to take off as planned at 1-800-435-9792.

To check flight status at MacArthur Airport, click here.

Photo: A Southwest Airlines employees helps a passenger wearing a facial mask at LaGuardia Airport, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)