Southwest cancels over a thousand flights, long lines grow at MCI


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dallas based Southwest Airlines canceled 1,007 flights as of 12 p.m. Central Time citing air traffic control issues and disruptive weather, according to the airline.

The cancelations caused long lines to form at the desk at the Kansas City International Airport as flyers try to rebook their flights.

The airline has not offered comment other than tweet sent out Saturday afternoon.

According to someone at MCI, Southwest says they are unable to rebook anyone until Monday or Tuesday.

Southwest, along with several other airlines, experienced a large amount of cancelations over the summer due to staffing shortages.

FOX4 will be updating this story as more information becomes available.

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