orlando, florida – Orlando International Airport will see major travel disruption again on Tuesday.
According to Flightaware, 157 flights have been canceled as of 8:45am. This comes after more than 200 flights were canceled on Monday night and 178 on Christmas Day.
Most of the cancellations in OIA are by Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is experiencing more calls and social inquiries as major winter storms continue to rage in the United States, the airline said.
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Southwest Airlines said in a statement, “This safety-first operation is intentional and ongoing, necessary to return to normal reliability and to minimize last-minute inconvenience.” Additional changes are expected as the travel period approaches, as the level of flights has already declined, and we are working to reach out to customers whose travel plans change with certain information and available options. I’m here.”
In a travel advisory, Southwest Airlines said it would implement a system-wide exemption for passengers experiencing “service interruptions” through January 2.
The U.S. Department of Transportation said Monday it would investigate Southwest Airlines after flight trackers said it had canceled more than 60% of flights nationwide.
The ministry said it was “concerned by Southwest Airlines’ unacceptable cancellation rate and delays.”
As a result, USDOT officials said they would investigate whether the cancellation was controllable and whether Southwest Airlines is complying with its customer service plan.
USDOT is concerned by Southwest’s reports of unacceptable cancellation rates and delays, as well as a lack of prompt customer service. The department will investigate whether the cancellation was controllable and whether Southwest is complying with its customer service plan.
— TransportationGov (@USDOT) December 27, 2022
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