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Southwest Airlines reports second straight day of technical issues

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Video above was captured by Twitter user @paytons420, who said they took it at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

All Southwest Airlines flights were temporarily grounded Tuesday afternoon after the second straight day of technical issues.

Southwest blamed Tuesday’s grounding on “intermittent performance issues with our network connectivity.”

Nearly 500 flights, 14 percent of Southwest’s flight schedule for the day, had to be canceled. Another 37 percent had to be delayed.

Southwest Airlines technical issues

From flight tracking service Flight Aware, as of 6/15/21, 4:30 p.m. EDT

 

A similar outage happened Monday night. Southwest blamed that outage on a third-party provider of weather data.

Monday’s outage delayed more than 1,500 flights. That was more than a quarter of all flight delays within the United States.

 

Southwest Airlines technical issues

From flight tracking service Flight Aware, as of 6/15/21, 4:30 p.m. EDT

Video above was captured by Twitter user @paytons420, who said they took it at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

All Southwest Airlines flights were temporarily grounded Tuesday afternoon after the second straight day of technical issues.

Southwest blamed Tuesday’s grounding on “intermittent performance issues with our network connectivity.”

Nearly 500 flights, 14 percent of Southwest’s flight schedule for the day, had to be canceled. Another 37 percent had to be delayed.

Southwest Airlines technical issues

From flight tracking service Flight Aware, as of 6/15/21, 4:30 p.m. EDT

 

A similar outage happened Monday night. Southwest blamed that outage on a third-party provider of weather data.

Monday’s outage delayed more than 1,500 flights. That was more than a quarter of all flight delays within the United States.

 

Southwest Airlines technical issues

From flight tracking service Flight Aware, as of 6/15/21, 4:30 p.m. EDT

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