Air Travel Chaos As Southwest Cancels Most Flights

The New York Times reports:

Thousands of travelers were stranded at U.S. airports on Monday as a wave of canceled flights — many of them operated by Southwest Airlines — spoiled holiday plans and kept families from returning home during one of the busiest and most stressful travel stretches of the year.

More than 3,700 flights in the United States had been canceled as of Monday evening and more than 6,800 others had been delayed, according to FlightAware. Southwest was by far the most disrupted airline, with about 2,800 canceled flights, nearly 70 percent of its total flights, FlightAware showed.

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