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  • Southwest CEO Finally Says What We’re All Thinking, Bashes Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

    10/14/2021 11:44:42 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 61 replies
    Mad Patriot News ^ | 10/13/21 | Ryan Green
    The CEO of Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that he never wanted to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for his employees and admitted his company will only violate the privacy and liberty of tens of thousands of workers because President Joe Biden forced his hand. Gary Kelly told CNBC that any company mandate is all on the federal government. “I’ve never been in favor of corporations imposing that kind of a mandate. I’m not in favor of that. Never have been,” Kelly said. “But the executive order from President Biden mandates that all federal employees and then all federal contractors, which covers...
  • Open Letter from Southwest Airlines Employee to CEO Gary Kelly is a MUST READ

    10/13/2021 9:15:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 10/13/2021 | JD Rucker
    It’s a shame that Facebook is such a sham of a company that it’s impossible to locate a source for the letter below. We found a secondary source that reposted the letter, but the identity of the original poster is a mystery.This crossed my desk through a Tweet by Representative Chip Roy. Sadly, the comments to the thread focused on the anonymity of the poster rather than the message itself. This is a shame because the content of the post is rock-solid. It doesn’t matter that we do not know who wrote it. It really doesn’t even matter if it...
  • Fauci Warns Vaccine-Hesitant Pilots: Getting COVID Should Be Greater Concern

    10/13/2021 12:27:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/13/21 | JON JACKSON
    Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that airline pilots should be far more worried about the potential health consequences of contracting COVID-19 than any risk of possible side effects from vaccines. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, made the comments during Wednesday's press briefing by the White House COVID-19 Response Team. "We have examples of people—they may not necessarily be pilots, maybe there are some—who actually have gotten COVID and have had an unexplained but real impacting on their ability to function normally," Fauci said. When...
  • 'We Have All the Power': Airline Pilot Warns Biden's Mandate Will Create 'Massive Disruptions' of Shipping and Travel

    10/12/2021 4:18:26 PM PDT · by · 40 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | October 12, 2021 | Kipp Jones
    An airline pilot and activist for individual liberty told Fox News situations such as mass flight cancelations will become more common if the Biden administration refuses to backdown from its hardline stance against coercing Americans to get vaccinated against COVID. “I’m not going to take a mandate. I’m not going to be forced to do something that I don’t believe in,” he added. “If you have flights reduced by 30 percent because 30 percent of pilots are fired because they won’t take the vaccine, this is going to affect how your goods get here from overseas, how they are distributed...

    10/12/2021 2:21:55 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 44 replies
    Live And Let's Fly ^ | 10-12-2021 | Matthew Klint
    Is it wrong to ask pilots to simply fly the plane and save workplace grievances for after hours? The operational woes for Southwest Airlines continue. Yesterday, the Dallas-based carrier cancelled 435 flights and delayed 1530, disrupting over half of its schedule. Already this morning delays and cancellations are ticking up and will get worse as the day progresses. We’ve speculated about the root cause of these delays…I won’t do that again today beyond saying that I am more convinced than ever that vaccine resistance is one factor in this string of operational meltdowns, even if just a small one. Instead,...
  • Southwest Airlines Offering Free Flights To All Passengers Who Are Vaccinated And Can Fly A Plane

    10/12/2021 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 11, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    DALLAS, TX—A spokesperson for Southwest Airlines has announced delays in flights due to strange weather that seems to pass over competitors’ planes, only affecting their own signature blue and orange aircraft. The airline has stated these delays have no connection to their pilots protesting vaccine mandates. The spokesperson then announced a new Southwest Airlines incentive program for potential passengers: All flights, domestic or international, are free to any passenger who is vaccinated and can also fly a plane. “The requirements to take advantage of these incredible savings are simple,” said Southwest CEO Bob Southwest to a crowd of customers who...
  • A Southwest Pilot Explains What Happened over the Weekend (An unorganized strike?)

    10/12/2021 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 37 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10/11/2021 | Debra Heine
    Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights Friday through Sunday, and hundreds more on Monday because employees called in sick, or refused to sign up for overtime hours over the holiday weekend, a Southwest Airlines pilot told American Greatness. Southwest blamed “air traffic control issues” and inclement weather for the cancelled flights, but the problems were actually a direct result of the airline’s announcement on October 4 that all of its 56,000 U.S. employees were required be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination.
  • "Don't Tread On Me" flag hanging in SWA plane window

    10/12/2021 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Excellence · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/12/2021 | Benny Johnson
    "This photo was just sent to me of a grounded Southwest plane flying a Gadsden flag out of the cockpit. The Hero Pilots at Southwest and other Airlines deserve our support. True patriots worthy of the American Freedom Fighter tradition. Don’t Tread On Me. God Bless Them 🇺🇸✈️🙏🏻
  • Southwest Blames Cancellations On Worker Shortage, Union Denies ‘Sick-Out’ Over Vaccine Mandate

    10/11/2021 7:12:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/11/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Update (1800ET): Southwest Airlines has had another terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day - as a shortage of workers combined with an air traffic control interruption to bring the total number of canceled flights to nearly 3,100 in four days."Crews were struggling to move and you end up in short order with aircraft and crews in the wrong spot," said EVP Bob Jordan, adding "It’s really difficult to repair and put those things back together."Speculation over the actual cause of the cancellations has been rampant on social media - with some pilots refuting claims that they were staging a...
  • Greg Abbott Defies Joe Biden and Throws Southwest Airlines a Lifeline: Signs Executive Order Banning Vaccine Mandates In Texas

    10/11/2021 6:54:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/11/2021 | Bonchie
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has made another move against nonsensical COVID policies. Today, he signed an executive order banning vaccine mandates by any entity in the state. This would hit corporations that have begun to follow federal guidelines to mandate vaccines for all their employees. And though an official rule from OSHA has yet to materialize as threatened, Abbott’s move is in direct defiance of Joe Biden.JUST IN – #Texas bans vaccine mandates by any— (@disclosetv) October 11, 2021This comes in the midst of a meltdown happening at Southwest Airlines over a coming vaccine mandate in November. Reports...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Southwest Whistleblower Reveals Internal Documents for Covid-19 Exemptions COMPLETE VIOLATIONS of TITLE VII

    10/11/2021 5:11:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 46 replies
    DC Patriot ^ | 11 October 2021
    Yet another Southwest Airlines Whistleblower has came forward to The DC Patriot in less than 24 hours, this time with internal documents and forms of the companies insane exemption policies. According to the Southwest employee, regardless of what you do, it’s very rare for an exemption to be accepted. They even went as far as to explain to us there’s an online procedure where you have no choice but to check a box giving Southwest Airlines permission to talk to your healthcare provider. A complete and total violation of HIPPA. This is truly unbelievable. That a company expects you to...
  • Southwest Airlines forced to cancel 1800+ weekend flights one day after pilots’ union filed for a restraining order on vaccine mandate

    10/11/2021 3:13:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11 Oct, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Pilots at Southwest Airlines are protesting their company’s move to require Covid vaccinations, even though the company and their own union deny it. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to figure out that pilots at Southwest Airlines are protesting their company’s move to require Covid vaccinations, even though the company and their own union denies it. Over the past weekend, Southwest was forced to cancel over 1800 flights: The Dallas-based carrier canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday and 808 flights Saturday equivalent to 27 per cent of its entire schedule for the day, over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. Prior to the...
  • Southwest Airlines flight cancellations continue into Monday Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions

    10/11/2021 5:48:13 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-11-21 | unattributed
    Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds more flights Monday following a weekend of major service disruptions. According to Flightaware, the carrier has cancelled 348 flights Monday and delayed another 271 flights. The Dallas-based airline had blamed air traffic control issues and weather for its weekend “operational challenges” that saw over 1,000 cancelled flights on Sunday alone. Southwest Airlines was the only airline to report the issues on that scale. Southwest has struggled all summer with high numbers of delayed and canceled flights. In August it announced it was trimming its September schedule by 27 flights a day, or less than 1%, and...
  • Beyond Southwest Airlines: Vaccine ‘sickout’ spreads to AMTRAK…

    10/10/2021 9:04:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Trains 465 and 416 departing on 10/10 are canceled due to unforeseen crew issues. Alternate transportation will be provided.— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNECAlerts) October 10, 2021 Amtrak announced it will require nearly all of its 18,000 employees be fully Vaccinated by Nov. 22. Multiple sources are reporting that train crews have now joined the protest started by Air Traffic Controllers and Southwest pilots and employees. Rumors that American Airlines pilots are next. #GoingGaltFirst Southwest & FAANow Amtrak & I hear American Air coming upLet the statists run their own countryOh that's rightThey can't— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) October 10, 2021 Airlines and...
  • Southwest Airlines Cancels Even More Flights as 'Issues' Worsen

    10/10/2021 8:38:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/10/2021 | Nick Arama
    As we reported earlier today, Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights yesterday claiming, initially, that it was due to bad weather and that there were air traffic control issues.But their issues continued, with another 1,000 flights canceled today, as well — almost 28% of their total flights. This was the second straight day of significant issues.As we noted earlier, the claim of “weather” didn’t match what was happening in the country, and it wasn’t hitting other carriers. So, that wasn’t the real story. Fox’s Leland Vittert indicated that there was a “mass sickout” in protest of vaccine mandates. That many...
  • Southwest Airlines Pilots Union Sues To Block Airline’s Vaccination Mandate

    10/09/2021 10:12:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/09/2021 | Tyler Durden
    In what appears to be one of the first cases of a union pushing back against the new COVID vaccination requirements handed down by the Biden Administration, a union representing pilots at Southwest Airlines is suing to stop the vaccine requirement from being forced until a lawsuit is resolved. Bloomberg reports that the union representing Southwest's pilots has asked a court to grant a temporary stay against the federal vaccination rules until an ongoing lawsuit over what they allege are violations of US labor laws is resolved. In a court filing on Friday, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association also asked...
  • American, Southwest airlines begin evacuating Afghan refugees

    08/23/2021 10:49:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/23/2021 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbons
    Major air carriers American and Southwest airlines on Monday joined the Afghan evacuation effort, freeing up parts of their fleets to aid in the US withdrawal from Kabul. American is deploying three wide-body planes to US military bases and other third-country sites to transport Afghan refugees who were flown out of Kabul airport by military aircraft — with Southwest announcing it will dispatch four flights on Monday, Fox Business reported. “This is a challenging time and, like always, we are stronger when we come together around a common purpose and work together for the greater good,” American Airlines CEO Doug...
  • Southwest Airlines Shut Down Due to Computer Problem

    06/15/2021 2:38:58 PM PDT · by conservativeimage · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/15/2021 | David Meyer
    Southwest Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday for the second time in less than 24 hours, amid reports of nationwide computer issues.
  • Southwest pilot on hot mic says he does not like the bay area

    03/25/2021 8:24:52 PM PDT · by algore · 65 replies ^ | Freda Moon
    In a hot mic incident recorded over the Mineta San Jose International Airport’s air traffic control scanner, an unidentified pilot was heard delivering an expletive-heavy rant, according to the travel site The audio is archived online at Live ATC, a website that livestreams air traffic control audio transmissions. Though the audio is fuzzy and the context of the remarks unclear, the pilot can be heard repeatedly cursing.
  • Fears Of A ​​​​​​​”Return Of The 1930s Dust Bowl” Rise As Record Drought Sizzles Southwest

    03/10/2021 9:44:35 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Trade For Profit ^ | 3-10-2021 | TFP Editors
    Fears Of A ​​​​​​​”Return Of The 1930s Dust Bowl” Rise As Record Drought Sizzles SouthwestThe United States Drought Monitor publishes weekly data that shows the Western U.S. is in a historic drought. The latest Drought Monitor map shows for Mar. 4, “Dry conditions dominated much of the West and especially the Southwest and into the Plains.” Extreme to exceptional drought conditions are seen across 57% and 90% of the land in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, and diminishing snowpack could jeopardize drinking water for tens of millions of people from Denver to Los Angeles. The drought developed last...