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Southwest's 'spider web-like' route map is why flights as far as California were canceled due to weather in Florida - here's how it works

12 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
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Southwest Airlines' cancellations have affected travelers across the US, not just in Florida.
The reason goes back to Southwest's "point-to-point" route network that differs from other airlines.
A flight between two cities in California can be impacted by bad weather in Florida, for example.
The worst of Southwest Airlines' Columbus Day weekend meltdown appears to be over as cancellations are dwindling. As of Thursday morning, only 30 flights have been canceled for the day, according to flight tracking...
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Southwest Airlines is sending vouchers of up to $250 to passengers stranded by the recent flight chaos, a report says

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Southwest said it canceled the flights because of a combination of severe weather and air traffic control issues.
Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines is issuing vouchers to passengers whose flights were canceled, USA Today reported.
Vouchers ranged from $100 to $250, the publication reported. These were on top of refunds.
Southwest canceled thousands of flights last weekend because of weather and air traffic control problems.
Southwest Airlines has been handing out vouchers of up to $250 to passengers who were stranded when it canceled more than 3,000 flights last weekend, USA Today...
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